The presentation will give an in-depth look at toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACESs) and the research that has been done. The research will show the impact of toxic stress on the development of the brain in children and how to build resilience in children to help overcome that trauma. The presentation will also include the impact that the ACEs have on the health and mental well-being on adults later in life. The session will also place an importance on what is currently happening in the world today, in which the presenter calls, “The Perfect Storm” of stress and anxiety. This is vitally important to understand that developing a trauma-informed mindset is critical to help others deal with a world filled with stress. This will open up an understanding for the need for equity and understanding in quality care and treatment for all communities.
Identify the different toxic stress factors that happen in so many children's lives today
Develop an understanding on how best to interact, treat and understand those that have experienced toxic stress and ACEs in the lives
Create a need for trauma-informed responses which includes understanding, care, and equity for all