Adverse Childhood Experiences: Understanding and Responding to Toxic Stress

Fifty-nine percent of Kentuckians report experiencing at least one adverse childhood experience, such as child maltreatment. These traumatic events can have a negative impact on the health and social wellbeing throughout someone’s lifespan.   In a safe, stable and nurturing environment, children can adapt and build resilience in response to these negative experiences. This workshop will explore current research regarding the impact of toxic stress, evidence informed practices designed to mitigate the effects of toxic stress on children and strategies for supporting families.