Three day program aiming to educate teachers about childhood trauma

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A state program is helping to expose educators to training in the area of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

The Mayor’s Office said, “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is the term used to describe traumatic childhood experiences such as abuse and neglect.”

From 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. starting on Thursday, September 20, almost 30 community members will take part in ACE educators training.

According to the Mayor’s Office, “Mayor Broome, The Louisiana Adverse Childhood Experiences Educator Program, and the Louisiana ACE Initiative will host the first ACE educators training in the East Baton Rouge Parish.”

The Mayor’s Office said as part of the Healthy BR initiative this program aims “to build community awareness around ACEs, trauma, and resilience across the state.”

The program is taking place at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center located at 6400 Perkins Rd.

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