Lunch and Learn: Understanding ACEs and Resilience

March 13, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm | Flaherty Community Room, 204 Basile Hall

Becoming “trauma-informed” means recognizing the many types of trauma people experience and its impact on their lives. Equipped with this knowledge, communities are better prepared to respond with compassion, support, and understanding. Utilizing an award winning documentary, a panel of community professionals, and speakers from the field, the Building a Trauma Informed Community Series explores adverse events that can lead to trauma, examines how individuals can develop resilience despite exposure to trauma, and introduces innovative programming for working with survivors.


  • April Dirks, PhD, LISW, Professor of Social Work, Mount Mercy University
  • Tesha Dobling, LMSW, CADC, Resources for Human Development

Beverages provided. Approved for 1 social work CEU. Sponsored by MMU's social work program and the Trauma Informed Care Project of Iowa.


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