ACE Educator Training: Presentation Components

What we offer Description Length
Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities An in-depth, lecture-style presentation introducing the neuroscience of early adversity, the ACE Study, and community response to addressing ACEs. This presentation was developed by Dr. Robert Anda, the co-principal researcher of the ACE Study, and Laura Porter, the director of ACE Partnerships in Washington State. This component is the most commonly requested one for presentations. 1-2.5 hours
Brain Architecture Game  A cooperative game about experience-based brain development that builds on the neuroscience concepts introduced in Understanding ACEs. This game was produced by the Harvard Center on the Developing Child. 1-1.5 hours
Screening of Paper Tigers or Resilience Paper Tigers is a narrative-style documentary about Lincoln High, an alternative high school in Walla Walla, WA and one of the first schools in the country to adopt trauma-informed practices.

Resilience is an expository documentary about several agencies and organizations throughout the country who have adopted trauma-informed approaches. This film provides real-life examples of ACEs science in action, across a variety of settings.

2 hours with discussion

To schedule a presentation, contact acepresentation@la.gov.