The Biological Cost of Childhood Trauma:
Enhance your knowledge of ACES and trauma
The Adverse Childhood Experiences study is the largest, most important public health study into the biology of stress. It shows that healthy development, of the body and brain, can be disrupted by excessive or prolonged activation of stress response systems through exposure to ‘high doses’ of adversity in childhood. The ACE study showed how adversity is conclusively and proportionately linked to everything from heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity to addictions, depression, suicide, and shorter lives.
But “what is predictable is preventable”. ACEs are not destiny – they are a tool for understanding the health of a population. For individuals, an ACE score can be a tool for understanding their risk for health and social problems and empower them to make changes.
This event offers an opportunity to engage with one of Europe’s leading voices in the ACE-Aware movement. Following a screening of RESILIENCE, a documentary that delves into the research and science of ACEs, renowned attachment expert & Developmental Psychologist Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk will examine the science and the solutions exploring ways we can break the cycles of adversity.
Limerick Date: Tuesday, March 5th – The Strand Hotel, Limerick
Cork Date: Wednesday, March 6th – UCC, Cork
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Costs: Tickets from €25.00