Breakout Session: Child Welfare/ACES
- Registration Closed
June 19, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Jennifer A. Jones, MSW
Director, Change In Mind Institute, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Milwaukee, WI
Gabriel McGaughey, MSW
Co-Founding Director, The Institute for Child and Family Well-Being, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that occur in childhood, including abuse (physical, sexual, emotional), neglect, witnessing IPV, and/or household mental illness. Nearly two-thirds of adults have experienced at least one type of childhood adversity. Research shows repeated exposure to these events can lead to toxic stress and poor outcomes later in life. Social workers must learn to recognize the impacts of trauma and how to work with children and adolescents who have been traumatized without re-traumatizing them. This session explores how to use ACEs scores to guide treatment and improve the lives of children and families
- Discover what the science tell us about adversity and toxic stress.
- Learn what the Change in Mind Initiative is and what lessons were learned from the sites.
- Hear how the Change in Mind Initiative helped Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin develop their capacity to create innovative, evidence-based ACEs prevention programs.