We are offering Pre-Conference Events for anyone who is interested to take advantage of all the excellent learning opportunities available at this year's conference.
Registration for any of the Pre-Conference Events is free. Seating may be limited, so please register at least 48 hours before the event.
This event has been approved for 2.75 CEUs for CHWs.
Workshop:Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): The Role of Protective Factors and Building Resiliency in Families
Amy Himelright MA.Ed., LPCC
Employee Assistance Program Coordinator
Las Cruces Public Schools
Magdelena Sainz, Roberto Lozano
Satya Rao, PhD, MCHES
Professor and Academic Department Head
Department of Public Health Sciences
New Mexico State University
1-1:20pm Introductions and Workshop Agenda – All of the Speakers
1:20 – 1:40pm ACEs and the LCPS commitment to partnering with Families and Communities to reduce student ACEs – Dr. Lozano
1:40 – 2:15pm Learning about ACEs – Amy Himelright
2:15 – 2:35pm Protective Factors: What are then and the need to focus on them - Dr. Rao
2:35- 2:55pm Break
2:55 – 3:25pm Resilience: What it looks like and how to build it in the context of adverse childhood experiences – Magdelena Sainz
3:25 – 4:00pm Interactive Discussion - How can we nurture resiliency in our children and youth? Facilitated by all four speakers
This collaborative workshop provides information about ACEs and how to integrate them into education and interventions focused on children. We highlight the role of protective factors and ways of building resilience in families with the help of schools personnel and at homes with the help of parents, extended family members, and others who raise our children.
At the end of this workshop attending community health workers (CHWs) and others will be able to recognize the of adverse childhood experiences on learning, behaviors, decision-making, and health status. The workshop will also provide information about the ongoing and long-term impact of such experiences through a person’s lifetime. Finally, the workshop will discuss strategies that can enhance protective factors and help build resiliency.
The workshop offers CHES credits and continuing education credits for CHWs. It is being facilitated by educators, public health professionals, and experts licensed in therapeutic and counseling modalities.