How ACEs Awareness Can Break Cycles of Intergenerational Trauma: A Panel for Discussion with Parents/Caregivers
When: Tuesday, April 18 - 11:30 AM
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes
Parents and caregivers can be impacted by ACEs in a variety of ways. They may have had direct exposure to ACEs as children and their history may create challenges in raising their own children. Additionally, foster and adoptive parents can be faced with challenges of meeting the needs of children who have been exposed to ACEs, sometimes without necessarily knowing the full history. In all families, parents and caregivers are the key to helping children and youth heal and recover from ACEs, and they represent the greatest possibility for breaking cycles of intergenerational trauma. In this panel discussion, parents share about how their awareness of ACEs has impacted them in their lives as adults and caregivers. They provide their insights into how our systems can be more trauma-informed in their approach to working with parents and caregivers.