How Early Trauma Impacts LongTerm Health and Social Outcomes

Free training: Adverse childhood experiences with trauma

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How do traumatic events during childhood impact later development? How do factors like experiencing child abuse, a lack of housing or food security, or social instability in the home relate to a person’s likelihood of later engaging in problematic drug use? How can resilience be supported in children’s lives to help mitigate potentially life threatening consequences of childhood trauma?

Join Duncan Dwyer, public health educator with Health Equity Alliance, Monday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Dwyer will explore the adverse childhood experiences study and learn to develop ways to integrate awareness of ACE scores in your own trauma-informed practice. 

This class is free but pre-registration is required in order to obtain virtual access. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

Duncan Dwyer is a public health educator with Health Equity Alliance in Belfast. He has over two decades of experience as an educator and organizer for healthcare, social services, and academic organizations. Dwyer has worked as a technical training coordinator for MaineHealth and as both an employment rehabilitation counselor and client advocate at Washington County Mental Health in Vermont. He has also served as a teaching fellow at Brandeis University and as a field researcher for projects at Brandeis, Harvard University, and the University of Southern Maine. His expertise is in community education and civic engagement.

He lives in Searsport and is a writer, activist, and avid hiker.

About Pen Bay Medical Center
Pen Bay Medical Center is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit pbmc.org.

Waldo County General Hospital
Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.

Event Date: 

Mon, 09/14/2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Online

Contact Phone: 

(207) 301-3950