This year’s SBWHWC lunchtime presentation will discuss the roles ACEs (adverse childhood experiences), trauma, and implicit bias have in engaging in wellness practices, seeking health care and improving health. Distressing and life-threatening events have physical and emotional impacts on communities. The un-checked responses may be extreme anxiety, distrust and inter-group relational problems that affect our health. By understanding trauma-informed care practices, each of us can help to guide communities towards healthy responses, resilience, and renewed relationships.
Thank you Ané Watts for providing our lunch time presentation. Ane’ is an Executive, Team Leadership and Life Coach with over 35 years’ non-profit and educational organization senior management experience. She specializes in program management and team development, cross-sector collaboration, growth and change, and implementing trauma informed systems of care. Her expertise includes creating and developing residential supported housing for youth, families and dual diagnosed previously homeless individuals. Ané is a requested conference speaker and workshop presenter on subsequent trauma and stress and its effects on adults, youth, children, families and organizations’ systems of care.