NJEA ACCESS provides ACEs Training at Camden’s Catto Community School

The NJEA ACCESS program provided ACEs training at Camden’s Catto Community School on May 15.

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The ACE Study confirms, with scientific evidence, that adversity early in life increases physical, mental and behavioral problems later in life.The ACE Study is the largest study of its kind, with over 17,000 participants. It was developed and co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente of San Diego, California, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia in the early 1990s. 

NJEA’s ACCESS program has been providing training on ACEs for many years. The thought is that the more educators know about this situation the better they will be able to adjust and adapt to students who are affected. For instance, not all students can sit in a chair and learn. Some students cannot sit quietly for more than a few minutes.

ACCESS consultants Carolyn Corbi and Diane Stelacio delivered a presentation on ACEs for a group of about 40 educators. The educators were participating in a professional development day. Corbi and Stelacio provided them with many useful resources.

Marisol Charersook Ramirez, the organizer of the event, is pictured with Diane & Carolyn.

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For additional resources, contact ACCESS Consultant Carolyn Corbi: cschultz@njea.org


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