Bringing More Best Practices Trainings to You!

Next in the lineup for our Spring Professional Development Series is another great workshop to develop your repertoire of out-of-school time youth program skills!

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): Best Practices for Youth Programs presented by Gordon Brown will provide you with the information and best practices that will help you build healthy, positive relationships with children who have experienced ACEs, and create interactions that lead to healing.

Adverse Childhood Experiences, or “ACEs”, are traumatic events – such as verbal or physical abuse, emotional neglect, or the death of a parent or family member — that occur in person’s life prior to the age of 18. These early traumatic experiences can have a significant impact on development, and the youth who have suffered often exhibit significant behavior issues, such as depression, emotional instability, and a tendency toward aggression.

As out-of-school time youth program staff, we can help children to develop coping skills, and promote positive emotional and social development. By better understanding ACEs and their effects on brain development, we can respond to these children more effectively and compassionately, and provide them with a program environment that makes them feel safe, supported, and independent.

We will have just one session of this training, which will be held on

Tuesday, April 5th from 9:15am – 12:15pm at the Arizona K-12 Center (99 W. Virginia Ave., Phoenix).

This professional development session is 3 hours long, and fulfills DHS training requirements in the area of Growth and Development.

The cost to attend is $35.00 per person, with checks and purchase orders made payable to Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence.

This training directly aligns with the following Arizona Quality Standards for Out-of-School Time Programs:

icon_2_64x64II. Positive Relationships

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 IV. Equity and Inclusion


For more information and to register online, go to our 2016 Trainings page.