Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect many of the students we see at school; you may not know the child’s circumstances, but you recognize evidence or symptoms of something going on, either at home or in a previous school. This is an introduction to the topic of adverse childhood events and childhood trauma. The workshop will give participants a look into how events from childhood can affect outcomes and decision-making skills throughout life. We will discuss what it means to have ‘mental health’ and ways a person's mental health can be compromised.
Presenter: Joan Boisvert, Special Educator, Merrimack Valley