Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the Hispanic and Latinx Communities

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This webinar offers an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences and its impact on population health with the emphasis on the prevention of ACEs in the Hispanic and Latinx communities by fostering resilience and building self-healing communities.

Participants will understand: 1) What are ACEs and how toxic stress can affect cognitive development, 2) How ACEs relate with physical/mental health and substance use issues, adversity related to immigration; historical trauma and 3) What resilience means, protective factors, and key variables for preventing ACEs and improving relational and community context for promotion of wellbeing in the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

About the Presenter

Fabricia Prado, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Fabricia Prado is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Georgia. She obtained her master's degree in Social Work from Kennesaw State University. Fabricia also holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Psychology from Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, PUC-GO, Brazil. She has been working with the Latino community in Georgia since her graduate internship program in 2010. Currently, Fabricia has been working with the National Hispanic & Latino PTTC and ATTC under their cultural and linguistic approach to expand their training resources and webinars to include Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish. Fabricia has obtained certification as an ACE Interface Master Trainer and through the NHL PTTC and is working to increase community awareness of the prevalence of ACEs and its public health impact utilizing evidence-based approaches for building resiliency in the Hispanic and Latino organizations and communities.

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