Please mark your calendars for an important upcoming event being sponsored by the Four County Community Foundation Women’s Fund.
Join us to learn more about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and what we can do to help our patients, clients, students, family members, and friends when they have experienced them on Tuesday, April 14 at the Imlay City High School Auditeria.
Dr. Natalie Nugent, a child psychologist, will be our presenter.
Practitioners, teachers, pastors, parents and any other interested parties are invited to attend this free event.
What are adverse childhood experiences? ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood (0-17 years). Examples include experiencing violence or abuse; witnessing violence in the home or community; having a family member attempt or die by suicide; growing up in a household experiencing substance abuse, mental illness, or incarceration of a family member.
ACEs are common, with about 61% of adults across 25 states reporting that they had experienced at least one type of ACE and nearly 1 in 6 reported they had experienced four or more type ACEs.
ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. ACEs can also negatively impact education and job opportunities.
Join us on Tuesday, April 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. and learn about ACEs, what they are, who is impacted, how big the problem is, and most importantly, what we can do to prevent ACEs.
To register, contact the Four County Community Foundation by April 6 at or 810-798-0909.

—Kathy Dickens,
Four County Community Foundation Executive Director