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LUNCH and LEARN ACEs: Adverse Childhood Experiences

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December 02, 2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs are experiences in childhood that profoundly impact a developing child’s brain and functioning. Memories of these early-life experiences, even if we do not consciously remember them, are stored in our bodies leading to chronic, potentially negative health outcomes. As a result, ACEs are one of the most powerful determinants of the public’s health.

Learn about the effects of long-term exposure to stress, including the connection between childhood trauma and adult health at my upcoming ACEs presentation on Friday, December 6, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., at the Children’s Advocacy Center located at 4938 S. Niles Road in St. Joseph. ACEs, trauma and toxic stress are important to understand as potential driving factors in creating a resilient, self-healing community.

The event is free and participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch; dessert will be provided. Please RSVP to the Children’s Advocacy Center by calling (269) 556-9643 or sending an e-mail to


Thank you for your continued efforts in addressing the health and wellness needs of our community to improve population health for all!
Lynn C. Todman, PhD, MCP

Executive Director, Population Health

Spectrum Health Lakeland

1234 Napier Avenue

St. Joseph, MI  49085

269-983-8654 (office)