Hear first-ever Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences and their impact on adult health and behaviors. Explore possible responses to the findings through local and national stories. Take action to change our communities.
When: Monday, October 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Substantial research has proven there is a direct correlation between traumatic (“adverse”) childhood experiences (ACEs) and a multitude of health and social problems throughout a lifetime. The severity and extent of these problems correlates to the number of ACEs experienced early in life. Learn more.
The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee has undertaken efforts to survey Iowa's population and analyze how ACEs impact adult health and well-being. This information is a critical step in beginning to understand and address many of our state's most costly medical, psychiatric and social challenges.
You're invited to hear the newly-released analysis of Iowa's ACEs data and consider how you can respond to the findings in your field and community.
This summit is brought to you by the Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee. Organizations represented on the summit planning committee:
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