Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, have been called the #1 Public Health issue of our current time. ACEs refer to childhood traumatic experiences that impact our life-long health outcomes.
We will explore the meaning of ACEs in our lives by reading The Deepest Well, a powerful story that explains how trauma impacts our health and well being, as well as how to buffer ourselves and especially our children from the impacts of childhood trauma. The Deepest Well was written by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D., a pediatrician serving the Bayview Hunter's Point neighborhood in San Francisco.
Dr. Donielle Prince of ACEs Connection will share a presentation on ACEs to provide context for our reading of The Deepest Well. We will discuss our first impressions of the book and its relevance to our lives and communities. As we complete our discussion of the book we will discuss ways to create a more resilient Berkeley. We hope you will join us, sharing your insights and inspirations.