dverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

ACEs Opioids & Community Response: Connecting the Dots

On March 24, 2020 JBS hosted the ACEs Opioids & Community Response: Connecting the Dots Webinar.

It featured Kay Connors. LCSW-C. She is the Director at the Taghi Modaressi Center for Infant Study in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Andrew Bell. He is a Technical Expert Lead on the RCORP- TA Project at JBS International.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introducing the N.E.A.R. Approach & the Biology of Stress
  2. The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: Background and Importance
  3. ACEs, Behavioral Health & Overdose
  4. ACEs, Addiction, Prevention, and Risk
  5. ACEs & Regrounding Our Response
  6. What to Do: Trauma-Informed Care and Whole Family Services

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

Trauma Informed Care

Mental Health

Brandon Farbstein. Stamp Out Stigma 2020 Speaker

Brandon has a unique perspective on the world and aspires to inspire other others. Nationally, he serves as an Ambassador for the March of Dimes, while locally he works on the Deep Run Marathon Dance student committee.

Helping the Seriously Mentally Ill- DJ Jaffe

Understanding the Opioid Crisis – Johann Hari