ACES and ASSETS
Strategies to Overcome Trauma and Build Resiliency
Thursday, October 5, 2017 8 am – 4 pm
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Funded in part by a grant from Foellinger Foundation
Registration Fee: $40 (no extra fee for credit card payment)
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, all sessions, and conference materials
Building Self-Healing Communities
Robert F. Anda, MD, MS
Co-Founder and Co-Principal Investigator of the
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
and Co-Founder of ACE Interface
Robert Anda, MD, MS (Epidemiology) spent 20 years conducting research as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. He played the principal role in the design of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and serves as its Co-Principal Investigator. Findings from the ACE Study have been presented at Congressional Briefings and numerous conferences around the world. The ACE Study is being replicated in numerous countries by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is now being used to assess the childhood origins of health and social problems in more than 30 U.S. states.
He has more than 200 peer-reviewed and government publications and has received numerous awards and recognition for scientific achievements. He and his work are highlighted in the documentary “Resilience” by Jamie Redford that was accepted to the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and is now being shown across the nation. Dr. Anda now works in his role as Co-Founder of ACE Interface to deliver training materials at the state and community level about neurobiology, epigenetics, ACEs, resilience, and community capacity development. His dream is to help create a trauma informed Nation.
From Hurt to Hope:
Rev. Dr. Steve Schave
Director of LCMS Urban & Inner City Mission
Rev. Micah Glenn
Executive Director of the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, MO
In the aftermath of racial tension and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, local agencies and congregations are working to build bridges and strengthen the community. Rev. Steve Schave, Director of LCMS Urban and Inner City Mission, oversees efforts to boost revitalization in city ministries that reach out across cultures with the Gospel. Rev. Glenn, Executive Director of Lutheran Hope Center, understands Ferguson’s challenges as only a resident can, having lived within Ferguson’s borders. Schave and Glenn are now working in conjunction with the Urban League and local congregations to reach into the heart of the city with multi-ethnic ministry, providing guidance and playing a pivotal role in racial reconciliation. Through their grassroots ministries, Schave and Glenn strive to bring peace, hope, and a brighter future for generations to come.
“Tall Cop Says STOP”
Co-Founder of ACE Interface
Victor Veith, JD
Founder and Senior Director,
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center
Dr. Zachary Adams
Department of Psychiatry
David Johnson, PHD
University of Saint Francis
Consultant for Child Welfare, Foster Care, and Children’s Mental Health
Need hotel accommodations? A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive, Fort Wayne. To make reservations call 260-482-3800 and ask to make a reservation under the “Great Kids Conference on Youth” block.