Through new research on the science of Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs), we know both negative and positive experiences impact that brain development. This training will offer those working with children and families practical guidance in implementing a strengths-based approach that identifies, celebrates, and promotes access to essential Positive Childhood Experiences. The presentation will cover the research behind PCEs and their mitigating effects on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the Four Building Blocks of HOPE, and the power of the brain to heal.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)   
Learn about how brain development is impacted by childhood adversity and how it is linked with increased risk for physical, mental, and behavioral health problems throughout life. The role of resilience will also be introduced.

Resilience Building Strategies
Explore strategies that build resilience in people and communities while learning the role of protective factors and positive experiences that support and promote resilience.

Cultivating Youth Mattering 
arn the science of mattering and the role of social connectedness to support young people in our community and prevent mental health challenges and substance misuse.

Deactivating Stigma & Shame 
Expand awareness & widen your perspective while unlearning judgment. Guided by science, empathy & a trauma-informed lens, we’ll understand how stigma impacts people and ways we can deactivate through healing relationships.

Connection Between ACEs & Substance Use
Understand the science and data connecting childhood adversity to early substance use and substance use disorders. Participants will learn how harm reduction practices support trauma-informed work.

Trauma-Informed Practices
Learn about the foundations of trauma-informed care and ways to integrate and shift practices to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all staff and clients.

Integrative Wellness
Learn how our body responds to stress and how we can shift stress-activation patterns to resilience-building ones.

Other topics are available upon request.
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Virtual Training using ZOOM Technology

MRBN uses the ZOOM video-conferencing platform for its ease of use and consistent connection quality. It also allows us to move between large-group discussions and small-group breakouts. We recommend that you download the Zoom app, although this is not required to participate.

The following documents will help you navigate using the Zoom platform.

MRBN Meeting Zoom Instructions


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