Aces in Alaska
ACE- Adverse Childhood Experience
Jan Adasiak authors a six-part series for the synod on a lens for understanding childhood trauma and its aftermath in a person's life. You may have been introduced to Adverse Childhood Experiences in one of the workshops the Governor's office has offered to people around the state with more workshops to come. Recognizing ACEs has a direct connection to developing resiliency.
Thanks, Jan, for reflecting Christ's light in your passion for a more compassionate and just world. As we learn about what it means to be a trauma-informed church, we are grateful for your assistance. See the articles below.
May 15, 2017
ACEs Part 1: ACEs Explains a Great Deal of Our Poor Emotional Health
June 7, 2017
ACEs Part 2: The ACE Study: Our brains are affected by adverse experiences –
sometimes even before we are born, sometimes permanently.
June 28, 2017
ACEs Part 3: ACEs, Kids, and School; The ACEs Pyramid
July 12, 2017
ACEs Part 4: Resilience and bouncing back from ACEs
July 26, 2017
ACEs Part 5: Part 5: Resilience. You can make progress in recovering your sense of psychological well-being—but it doesn’t come all at once.
August 9, 2017
ACEs Part 6: Developing your resilience. You can learn from other communities that have already discovered the ACEs phenomenon and are implementing ways for people to understand it and bounce back.