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Tuesday, April 10 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
The "Why" of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study: Our Vagus Nerves LIMITED

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Our Vagal Nervous System helps to understand why experiencing unmitigated adversity during childhood can increase the risks for disrupted neuro-development, behavior problems, social problems, and physical health problems. This system allows us to calm ourselves, build our neural networks for thinking and executive functions, show empathy, and rest and digest. This session links the ACE Study with our Vagal Nervous System, and explains why the simplest interventions work to prevent the damage from ACEs and the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment


Karen Williams

Youth Development Consultant and Trainer, Private Practice
Karen Williams, MSSW, is an independent youth development consultant and trainer, specializing in explaining the latest neuroscience in the areas of child and adolescent development, trauma, and behavior.  Ms. Williams is not a researcher or scientist, but she is known for her ability... Read More →

Tuesday April 10, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm CDT