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Chapter Meeting: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences From a Trauma-Informed Approach
April 14 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
This innovative lecture and action-based presentation will examine Adverse Childhood Experiences (“ACE”) and the neurobiological complexities from a trauma-informed approach and mindfulness perspective. Research shows that the adversity we experience as children can affect our health over a lifespan. Children’s brains become hijacked from abusive behaviors at home such as neglect and toxic stress, impacting their health into adulthood. These are often the symptoms of ACEs. Furthermore, adulthood health issues, substance abuse, and mental wellness challenges are manifestations from childhood trauma and compounded trauma throughout the lifespan.
Presenter: Lance McGee is a Wellness Consultant, devoted to providing a greater understanding on how the complexities and subtle shades of everyday life stressors and trauma(s) can interfere with the one’s joyfulness and well-being. As a Mindfulness Coach, Drama Therapist and Motivational Speaker, he has led trainings on Trauma-Informed Care, Self-Care, and Mindfulness workshops to health care professionals, SF Jazz teaching artists, and at universities and Bay Area schools. For the past three years, Lance has been providing weekly wellness support for teachers and staff through the lens of trauma-informed practice at an Oakland-based middle school. Additionally, he worked for six years as a school-based counselor utilizing mindfulness-based interventions and play therapy.
3:45- 4pm Registration
4 – 6 pm
- Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
- Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences From a Trauma-Informed Approach
- Exploring the health impacts of trauma over a lifespan
Please Note: No CEUs will be offered for this workshop
Contact: For any questions, concerns, special needs accommodations or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Rose Dito at (650) 692 – 4118.
Location instructions: The Jewish Community Center is located at 3200 California Street between Presidio Avenue and Walnut Street. The April 7th presentation will be in conference room 205.