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An Equity Approach to Addressing Childhood Trauma

OVERVIEW
Organizers  |  Iowa ACEs 360
Subjects Covered  |  Equity and Intersectionality
Target Audience  |  Advocates, nonprofit professionals, government staff and elected officials


SUMMARY
This presentation will explain the impact of childhood trauma on Iowans’ lifelong health and how historical and societal factors often contribute to the trauma people of color and those who live in poverty experience. Attendees will learn how systems cause these conditions and identify what they can do to respond. 


ACTION ITEMS
Attendees will be encouraged to identify and discuss strategies they can implement in their work and communities. In addition, we’ll offer these action steps:

  1. Read the new Iowa ACEs report
  2. Download a learning guide to have conversations about ACEs and equity within your networks
  3. Get involved in a newly developing ACEs advocacy network focused on changing systems to address inequities

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Iowa ACEs 360  |  @iowaaces360
Working to improve the health and well-being of all by empowering communities, organizations, and people to take informed actions to prevent and mitigate the lifelong effects of childhood adversity. 


RESOURCES
The presentation explained the impact of childhood trauma on Iowans’ lifelong health and how historical and societal factors often contribute to the trauma people of color and those who live in poverty experience. Attendees learned how systems cause these conditions and identified what they can do to respond. Review the speakers' slides here

Read the 2020 ACEs Report to learn more about the organization and their long-term goals for promoting healthy development in Iowa.


SPEAKERS

Lisa Cushatt
Director, Iowa ACEs 360

Lisa Cushatt, LMSW, is the Director for Iowa ACEs 360. ACEs 360 seeks to improve the health and well-being of all by empowering communities, organizations and people to take informed actions to prevent and mitigate the lifelong effects of childhood adversity. Lisa is responsible for the management of Iowa ACEs 360, including training, advocacy, and partner collaboration.

Lisa is also an adjunct instructor in the human services field, and previously served as the Executive Director for United Ways of Iowa. She has her Master’s in Social Work with an emphasis in Policy, Planning and Administration from University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Truman State University. 

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