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Investing In Community Resilience Webinar

Feb 20, 2020

Building on the Foundation’s Trauma-Informed Philanthropy series, we are pleased to present a 10-month learning series, Investing in Community Resilience. This series, presented in partnership with the eXtension Foundation, will provide vital information to funders and cooperative extension professionals for developing trauma-informed, healing-centered approaches in their work.

The first webinar, An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Science, will be on Wednesday, March 11th from 3-4pm EST.

To register, click here.

*On the registration page, there is a link to a pre-test. Please take this pre-test prior to participating in the webinar. 

An Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and Trauma Science
March 11th, 2020
3 PM – 4 PM EST

Presented by:
Dr. Donielle Prince
ACEs Connection 
San Francisco Bay Area Community Facilitator

In her role as the ACEs Connection San Francisco Bay Area Community Facilitator, Dr. Donielle Prince supports communities that are organizing to build resilient neighborhoods, cities, and counties throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, drawing on her background in psychology, education, and research. Donielle holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in education, from Wellesley College; an MS.Ed in Psychological Practice from the University of Pennsylvania; and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy from Stanford University, with a minor in sociology.

Donielle’s past roles have included therapist and researcher. Donielle has studied community-based youth development programming in Philadelphia and the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as school reform strategies implemented in New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. She also worked for the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University, at the Center for Teacher Quality, studying effectiveness of teacher preparation programs.

Donielle is from the Bay Area, where she currently serves as Community Facilitator for ACEs Connection. Donielle lives in Sacramento, where she is active in community organizing on school based mental health.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Define key concepts related to the science of:
    1. ACEs, trauma, toxic stress, and early life stress; and
    2. Healing, resilience, and protective factors
  2. Explain how ACEs and trauma science is relevant to their work
  3. Describe the implications of ACEs and trauma science for individuals, families, organizations, communities, and systems.