2021 Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit

Oct 29–Oct 31, 2021 Closed Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

2021 Adverse Childhood Experiences Southeastern Summit


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About ACEs Southeastern Summit 2021

During the first three Southeastern ACE Summits in Asheville, North Carolina, a groundswell of support was started in building trauma-informed communities. The 2015 summit focused heavily on awareness and understanding of the urgency and the need for continued work. The 2017 summit centered around on the next steps and defining what we could do practically to create trauma-informed communities. During the 2019 summit, we workshopped strategies with colleagues from across the United States and provided for time with peers to learn practical tools, skills, and strategies for advancing ACEs work and trauma-informed care in the attendees’ communities. The 2021 summit will focus on resiliency and positive and protective factors while addressing the role of systemic racism on trauma and trauma responses.

Target Audience

Those involved in assessment, treatment, education, support, and advocacy for children and families who experience ACEs including: primary care providers, physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, early childhood educators, k-12 educators, public health professionals, child & family advocates, law enforcement, juvenile justice experts, court system professionals, community organizers, parents and caregivers.


  • Integrate knowledge and experience of interprofessional individuals and groups, via dynamic group discussions
  • Engage diverse professionals in group discussions that will identify at least two interventions, sources of resiliency or protective processes that have improved the lives of individuals who have experienced ACEs
  • Analyze our own trauma responses and their relationship to systemic racism
  • Determine what trauma-informed resources are available in marginalized and underserved communities and be able to easily access those resources on behalf of your client, student, or patient


  • Victor R. Armstrong, Sr., MSW
  • Mary Lynn Barrett, LCSW, MPH
  • Christina D. Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH
  • Tamra J. Church, MAEd, MCHES
  • Alice Dixson
  • Josh Gettinger, MD
  • Kia A. Glosson, BFA
  • Becky Haas
  • Michael L. Hayes, NCPSS
  • Deanna L. LaMotte, MEd, MPH
  • Fabian F. Moreno, MS, LCMHC
  • Kellie R. Reed-Ashcraft, PhD, MSW
  • Aisha Shepherd
  • Michael T. Silver, JD, MPA
  • Allison Sturtevant-Gilliam
  • Marta Alcala Williams
  • Kristin Wilson, LCSW


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