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FLS February Meeting + CLE
LBA Office
2607 Johnston Street
Lafayette, LA 70503
United States
Monday, February 13, 2023, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CST
Category: Events

Please join us for the monthly FLS Meeting + CLE which will be held at the LBA Office on February 13th from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. The CLE topic will be "Understanding The Adverse Childhood Experiences" presented by Alyshia Boagni. CLE and CEU credit will be offered.

All members, mental health professionals, and guests are invited to attend. Non-members attendees please register as our "guest" when prompted. 

*Please CLICK HERE to register to attend*


Overview of Understanding ACEs:

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess the connection between childhood maltreatment and lifelong health and well-being. The study found that childhood adversity is common and is strongly associated with physical, social, and emotional hardship later in life. The study findings have been replicated and refined by a growing body of research. This training will provide an explanation of the neurobiology that explains why and how trauma and ACE’s impact our lives so powerfully. We will explore the ACE Study data and its implications for ways we might become key players in creating sustainable change. The training will use a variety of teaching and learning formats. An outline of the 4 areas of content covered in this presentation is spelled out as “NEAR,” which stands for Neuroscience, Epigenetics, the ACE study, and Resilience.

Alyshia Boagni is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and works as an ACE Program Specialist for the Louisiana Department of Health. She is a founding member of the Acadiana PACEs (Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences) Alliance. Her experience as a TBRI® (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Practitioner and former school counselor informs her regional resilience advocacy work with families and communities bringing ACEs awareness and resources to diverse community sectors. She has experience in mental health counseling with children, families and educators. Her current work with the Louisiana Department of Health ACE Educator Program involves delivering trainings covering trauma awareness, violence prevention and resilience strategies across sectors in public and private settings. Her skills and expertise include advocacy, counseling, psychotherapeutic processes, identifying appropriate treatment, play therapy, and therapeutic alliance. She can be reached by email, [email protected] or cell, 337-351-4861.

At the conclusion of this training:

1. Participants will understand the basic biological foundation of ACEs that explains why and how trauma and ACEs impact lives.

2. Participants will be able to explain key findings of the ACE Study.

3. Participants will understand the three protective systems that help prevent ACEs and promote resilience.

4. Participants will understand the four-step iterative process to building self-healing communities that prevent and mitigate the effects of ACEs. Description: