First 5 Sonoma County is sponsoring a workshop on Thursday, April 10, 2014 with Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, principal investigator in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES).  Dr. Felitti will share findings from the ACE Study and how practitioners can integrate the ACEs framework into their work with parents whose own history of ACEs is affecting their ability to successfully parent their own children.

Small group discussions will allow participants to learn from other local practitioners using ACEs about how to apply knowledge about ACEs in their own work. The workshop is presented at no charge and is intended for Sonoma County service providers including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, counselors, parent educators and others who work with young families that may be disproportionally affected by substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence issues.