Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening Workshop Event Almost Sold Out

Thursday, January 17, 2019

WTCI, the Chattanooga 2.0 Early Matters Coalition and United Way of Greater Chattanooga (UWGC) are hosting a two-day screening workshop event on Jan. 25 and 26 that will engage, educate and inspire educators, service providers and caregivers through documentary screenings of“Building Strong Brains: ACEs, The Tennessee Story.” Tickets for the free event are almost sold out. 

 

Ron Harr, former CEO of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce and host of WTCI’s Explore Health program, will address participants at the Friday, Jan.

25 kickoff. Hosted at WTCI, this two-day opportunity will engage guests in screenings and guided breakout sessions that will further educate the public on the impact of ACEs on families and the community. Participants will discuss the content of the screenings and its impact on their work in the community in order to help Chattanooga grow as a trauma-informed community.

 

Sponsored by Unum, space at this free event is limited and reservations are available online at https://tinyurl.com/ybt6tz4x“Building Strong Brains: ACEs, The Tennessee Story” was produced by WCTE in collaboration with agencies, organizations, and other communities across the State, and funded by a grant from the State of Tennessee as a part of an initiative by Governor Haslam that deals with changing the conversation about early childhood trauma, its impact on the brain-building process and what communities can do to assure success for every child born in Tennessee. 

 

Educators, caregivers, parents and an array of professionals have registered for the event. Free parking will available at WTCI and snacks are being sponsored by the Helen Ross McNabb Center, a premier, not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. The Helen Ross McNabb Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges since 1948 and is one of the organizations providing trained facilitators who will serve as moderators for this event. If you would like an ACEs trainer to present to your group on the topics of ACEs or Resiliency, please emailinfo@chatt2.org.


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