This session focuses on the impact of trauma, both our own and generational. Come ready to actively participate and engage with others as we delve into the science of NEAR, which includes understanding how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and generational trauma increase risks for long-term physical, emotional and social disparities, and also how protective factors can support children, adults and families to decrease those risks. NEAR combines the latest science from Neuroscience, Epigenetics (study of generational impacts), ACES and Resilience, and when used together set the foundation for families and children to heal. This session aims to support hope and resilience through understanding 3 core protective systems. NEAR combines the latest science from Neuroscience, Epigenetics (study of generational impacts), ACES and Resilience, and when used together set the foundation for families and children to heal and grow together.
Dave Ellis is the founding executive director of the New Jersey Office of Resilience, where he shares his expertise with the State of New Jersey and coordinates statewide efforts to prevent, protect against and heal from the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). He is a national leader in providing trainings and facilitating conversations on the lasting impacts of ACEs and generational trauma. Ellis is a lead trainer and facilitator on ACEs with the New Jersey Education Association and facilitates community dialogues and public-private partnerships to promote wellbeing across Minneapolis.