The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative and the Prevention Department at Northwestern Community Services Board, in conjunction with community service board prevention departments from across Virginia, will offer a free virtual training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Wednesday, January 20th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Studies show that 62% of adults have at least one ACE while one in eight adults have experienced four or more ACEs in their lifetimes. This trauma can have lasting effects on their mental health and well-being. It even increases the likelihood of developing chronic diseases and some cancers. ACEs training is designed to raise awareness of what ACEs are and the resources available to help reduce them, ultimately improving the health of our communities.

Pre-registrations, which are required, will be accepted through January 19th. To register, visit

In addition to this training, a brief overview of ACEs will be provided that evening, Wednesday, January 20th, at 6:30 pm. This free, one-hour virtual session is sponsored by the Prevention Department at Northwestern Community Services Board and the Early Childhood Coalition of Shenandoah County. Register online at

Registration for both events can also be accessed by visiting and clicking on “Events.” 


  • Occurred Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm


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