Hope Conquers ACEs Luncheon
We know that trauma affects the developing brain negatively, childhood trauma (commonly known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs) can lead to negative physical, emotional, and behavioral outcomes into adulthood, and that most importantly, positive experiences such as the presence of a nurturing caregiver can buffer children against the negative effects of trauma and even stop it from happening in the first place. This luncheon provides an opportunity to talk about how HOPE Conquers ACEs and how to get this information out into our communities.
Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Under Roger's leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced innovative ways of preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and engaged educators and others around trauma informed care and strengthening families. He has worked with schools and other organizations statewide in his current role and previously as a community organizer from 1979-2007. Roger recently named the Child Advocate of the Year as the recipient of the Jerry Hirschfeld Special Achievement Award from the Idaho chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.