Working together to foster healthy communities through disease prevention & control, health promotion, environmental protection and emergency preparedness & response. The District serves the cities and counties of Dinwiddie, Emporia, Greensville, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George, Surry and Sussex.
ACES Summit June 1-3, 2017
The Crater Health District will host “Beyond ACEs: Building Community Resistance” summit on June 1-3, 2017. Childhood experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on future violence, victimization and perpetration, and lifelong health and opportunity. Thus, early experiences are an important public health issue. Much of the foundational research in this area has been referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
We invite a variety of participants – teachers, healthcare providers, social services, community members, etc. – to learn about ACEs and how understanding ACEs can improve delivery of care, and build resilience to prevent negative impacts of ACEs. More information about the summit schedule and any costs will be posted here. For more information about ACEs, visit the CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences page.
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