Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit Set to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences
Written by jordanmckamey on June 11, 2019
The Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit comes to Worland this week and aims to help build a trauma informed community.
Washakie County Victim’s Witness Coordinator Bob Vines hopes to make the community aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences — or ACEs for short.
According to the CDC — ACEs include all types of abuse — neglect — and other potentially traumatic experiences that occur to people under 18. ACEs have been linked to risky health behaviors — chronic health conditions — low life potential and early death. As the number of ACEs increases — so does the risk for these outcomes.
How do we fight back against these experiences? While you can’t change your ACE score — Vines suggests we must increase the amount of protective factors in children’s lives.
There is still space available for the summit and you can register online at eventbrite.com — search Big Horn Basin Children’s Summit. Community members — parents — faith leaders and anyone who wants to take part is encouraged to attend. The event is this Wednesday and Thursday June 12th and 13th.