UCI's CalTeach Science and Math Program (4-year STEM degree + Teacher Credential) hosted a Winter Workshops Event for mentor teachers on Saturday, January 26 at the School of Education.
Following a continental breakfast and opening welcome, Julie Vue from Orange County Human Relations delivered the keynote address: "Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self-Healing Communities."
Abstract: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study findings represent a paradigm shift in human understanding of the origins of physical, social, mental, and societal health and well-being. We now know that leading causes of disease and disability, learning and productivity problems, and early death have their roots in the cumulative neurodevelopmental impacts of ACEs and toxic stress. The Understanding ACEs: Building Self-Healing Communities presentation provides information about the ACE study, along with neurobiology that explains why ACEs impact people’s lives, and what we can all do to dramatically improve health and resilience for this and future generations.
For the remainder of the morning, participants chose among two sessions of workshop offerings.
For information about UCI's CalTeach program, contact Student Services Counselor Chelsea Barilli: firstname.lastname@example.org