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Friday, October 12 • 9:15am - 10:05am
The role of libraries in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self Healing Communities

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This presentation, based on the "Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self Healing Communities" Curriculum Framework, is intended to create awareness and understanding about Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and demonstrate how communities, specifically libraries, can help people build resiliency to Adverse Childhood Experiences as well as help reduce the number of ACEs children experience going forward. Libraries play a key role in helping to build resiliency through connections to others, the community, and resources. Libraries can also serve an essential role in facilitating the dissemination accurate information helping to build informed communities and supportive networks. Reworking the narrative can help reframe questions to be productive and not offending. Learn about local resources and organic partnerships that libraries can partner with to help build communities that foster resiliency.

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Gail Hedstrom

Library Director, Thorson Memorial Library
Gail Hedstrom: Director of Thorson Memorial Public Library in Elbow Lake, MN since 1995. I am a member of the Grant County Family Services Collaborator, and trained Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) presenter. My background is in communication and I have a strong interest in... Read More →
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Deb Hengel

Administrator, Grant County Child & Youth Council & ECI
I am the Administrator for the Grant County Child & Youth Council and ECI. I have worked for this Family Services Collaborative and Early Childhood Initiative for over 25 years. These are inter-agency, multi-disciplinary groups that meet on a regular basis to promote collaboration... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am CDT