4/20/2020 1 Comment
I’m still attending the NPC and Summit Healthcare Learning Collaboratives that I was doing before all this Pandemic stuff started. A learning collaborative is like a community of practice training. Now we are meeting through Zoom. I knew how to use Zoom already, because I have used it before at NPC. It's been great learning more in depth about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and other things in Early Childhood (EC) .
Rebecca Benda-Dodd and Jacqueline Pyles, the two ladies who offer the trainings, these ladies are full of knowledge. I really enjoy it. I especially appreciate the trainings on ACEs. One great conversation we had during a Zoom meeting came after we watched a movie documentary called "Paper Tigers." It is about high school students who had/have ACEs and it shows how this school takes a different approach towards these kids besides suspending them or kicking them out of school. The school helps them deal with their emotions and what their "triggers" are. This is a big eye opener about ACEs.
I also want to add how diverse the people are who attend the trainings: nurses, social workers, pre school teachers, moms, students, volunteers. Just a great variety of different people.
We still have two more sessions left. The sessions are 3 part trainings, and a few of us connect in between the trainings. We have done a book club! We read the book "The Deepest wells: Healing the long-term effects to Adverse childhoods," by Nadine Burke Harris. Great book by the way. One of the remaining sessions is about ACE’s. The other one is a 3 part one too. It will be about EC development.
These trainings are great for anyone wanting to learn about ACEs and Early Childhood learning and development.