R.O.C.K. Mat-Su (Raising Our Children With Kindness) - ACEs Training

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Across Alaska and the nation, people are talking about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. This ACEs study outlined the greatest public health discovery in decades: that traumatic childhood events, such as experiencing abuse or neglect or witnessing domestic violence in the home, can create dangerous levels of stress that may result in long-term effects on behavior and health.

R.O.C.K. Mat-Su supports a cohort of 32 volunteer ACE Interface Trainers in the Mat-Su Borough. The trainers have the knowledge to support dissemination of ACE and resilience science and to promote understanding and application of the science to improve health and well-being across the lifespan.These individuals provide free training sessions ranging from as short as 30 minutes to as long as hours 8 hours to a wide array of people throughout the Mat-Su. Trainings can be tailored for groups of any size and interest. Some examples of the places the trainers have offered their services include book clubs, church groups, schools, workplaces, neighborhood meetings, and even in-home gatherings of interested parents. To learn more or to schedule a free training session for your group, please email