Wednesday, October 14, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.,
Online Workshop (Zoom)

Please register online. TLC Credit: Traditional, SEL

Presenter: Judith Jensen, MSW, is a retired teacher and social worker who is currently the ACE Interface Liaison in Iowa and a Master Trainer of the ACE Interface Curriculum, created by Rob Anda and Laura Porter, SAMHSA.  She teaches educators about trauma, toxic stress and resilience across the state and in  graduate classes through the GWAEA.

In the Mid 1990’s, when Drs. Rob Anda from the CDC and Vince Felitti from Kaiser Permanente hospital in San Diego piloted the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, little was known about the impact of toxic stress on humans. In the following decades, scientists, mental health practitioners, educators and many others who work with people began to understand the long and serious reach of childhood trauma. 

During this session we will investigate the ACE Study and begin to respond as educators by:  

  • adjusting our questions and our attitudes from “What is wrong with this child?” to “What happened to this child?”
  • working out central, essential relationship paths
  • applying our understanding of brain science as we work with students
  • Learning some skill sets that can help students move past fight and flight
  • And believing in the capacity of humans the change and grow.

Click to access the BTLC Zoom Meeting Room to attend this workshop.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Baker Teacher Leader Center, 319-335-5623, in advance.