History & Hope Curriculum
A collective group convened by the Alaska Resilience Initiative has created a curriculum for teaching about ACEs, resilience, and trauma-informed care. The "History & Hope" training introduces the audience to the adverse childhood experiences study, and addresses the question "Why are adverse childhood experiences so adverse, and what can we do about it?" Bringing together Alaska Native ancestral knowledge of trauma and resilience; the sciences of neurobiology, physiology, and epigenetics; data on social and economic stressors affecting Alaskan families; simple brain-body healing exercises; and promising practices in education and early childhood settings, this presentation provides an introduction to how trauma-informed, culturally-responsive approaches in healthcare and education can help shift our most pressing health and social problems.
We have a cohort of 20 trainers from 6 communities around Alaska, who can deliver tailored, in-person trainings at no cost except travel accommodations. To request the "History & Hope" training please contact the coordinator at the Alaska Child Welfare Academy at email@example.com.