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Presentations for Download and Use

Presentations for Download and Use

These PowerPoints and PDFs are available for anyone to use. To be useful for PACEs Connection members, this list strives to point out the best presentations; it's not meant to be all-inclusive.

PACEs Science 101 Presentation from PACEs Connection

This PACEs Connection presentation covers the five parts of PACEs science—epidemiology (the ACE Study and other surveys), the neurobiology of toxic stress (brain science), the short- and long-term health consequences of toxic stress, historical trauma and the effects of toxic stress on epigenetics, and resilience research. It also addresses several misconceptions about PACEs science, how people and organizations are using it to address their most intractable problems, and what the relatively recent research on positive and adverse childhood experiences means for our life course. It ends with an overview of the rapidly growing PACEs movement. It contains two short videos. It is free to use, and you do not need permission to use it. You may add your name and organization to the title slide. Please share widely!

ACEs Science 101 for the General Public

  • Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress in Medical Care:  Promoting Health and Healing throughout the Lifespan, 2016
    Explains the evidence for the long term effects of stress experienced during development, describes the clinical manifestations of toxic stress, lists questions you can use in screening for ACEs, and what you can do if one of your patients (child or adult) screens positive for ACE(s). Provides CEUs. More information here.
  • Iowa ACEs 360, 2016
    Use the key research and website links to become more informed about ACEs, brain science and interventions. Video recordings and presentation materials as well as two free online learning modules provide in-depth training on The ACE Study and A Child Abuse Prevention Response, are available. Check back often for updates.