A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Healing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Each year, our Resilience Summit provides education on healing trauma, including adverse childhood experiences, and building resilience. We also welcome extraordinary resilience pioneers from around the world as faculty members.
This year, these two things are coming together more powerfully than ever.
A special interactive session brings together the brilliance of Lisa Cherry, an author and international Trauma & Resilience trainer from the UK, and John Richardson-Lauve, Director of Mental Health at the nonprofit Child Savers in Richmond, VA.
When you introduce two resilience pioneers, you never know what will happen…
What came from Lisa and John’s recent conversation was a request to teach a joint session, Weaving Community Safety Nets: Creating Systems that Heal Trauma and Grow Resilience.
This session brings to life how relationships are the key to resilience. Lisa will share her rich history and experience of working cross-culturally, providing views of ACEs and trauma in other cultures. She will pull both from her personal experience in the care system and her research on school exclusion as an example of how separation and lack of relationships can cause negative health outcomes for both an individual and community. John will join in with a focus on understanding trauma-narratives and how all behavior communicates needs. Together, they will weave a powerful story of how we can elevate the concept of “trauma-informed” and ACEs research to truly create systems that are healing and promote resilience.
So much collaborative goodness!
Here are a few of the takeaways to help you assess whether you would benefit from this session:
- Understanding relationships as the key to resilience and using storytelling (trauma-narratives) to see how all behavior communicates needs.
- Providing a cross-cultural perspective of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), including using research on school exclusion as an example of how separation and lack of relationships can cause negative health outcomes for both individuals and community.
- Exploring how we can elevate the concept of “trauma-informed” and ACEs research to create systems that are healing and promote resilience.
Undoubtedly, these two high-energy, passionate youth builders will have — and create — a whole lot of fun along the way.
This special session on creating systems of healing and resilience through a cross-cultural perspective of trauma and ACEs (along with the entire Resilience Summit) is available for in-person or virtual learning. Register today!