Understanding the impact of Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma can help improve the lives and health of individuals. Becoming a trauma-informed community can foster resilience in family members, community members, and the children of Scott County.
A Trauma trained team is now providing information about identifying and responding to trauma with evidence-based resilience strategies with the goal of fundamentally transforming the health of future generations in Scott County.
We envision a Scott County future in which adversity in childhood is rare, in which parents support the healthy development of children and community supports so that each child reaches his or her full potential and experiences the security and connectedness that comes from having healthy relationships and being part of a strong community that reaches out to and supports all of its members.
As the average ACE scores will eventually be reduced across generations, the hope is that Scott County will begin to create sustainability in our social, health, workforce-development, and other service systems that are born from reducing need. Best of all, the reinvestment of avoided costs can drive iterative cycles of improvements, so our community will have the capabilities to continuously flourish.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 22, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Mid-America Science Park to screen the ‘Resilience” documentary, enjoy a refreshment reception, and learn from a discussion of trauma and adverse childhood experiences with Dr. Melissa Fry. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 812-820-0620.