In February 2013, MCCC and our partnership brought a new curriculum to the state of Minnesota co-authored by AceInterface partners: Dr. Robert Anda, Co-Principal Investigator of the Ace Study, and Laura Porter, Experienced Leader of Community-based and Policy-level Application of ACE-Related Science. The curriculum includes information across three domains: Neuroscience, the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, and Resilience.
Minnesota is the first state in the nation to use this curriculum. Since Feb 2013 we have presented this information to over 20,000 Minnesotans statewide. Communities who have heard this information are launching a new social movement – one with the power to transform the future of the public’s health. We believe the community strategies for positive change that are already emerging from this investment will be a model for the nation.
The purpose of this initiative is to:
- Increase knowledge and improve the skills of participants related to the biological, health, and social impacts of Adverse Childhood Experience as well as the promise of prevention and collective action to enhance accommodation and resilience.
- Prepare participants to deliver presentations that inspire, engage, and motivate powerful action by diverse audiences, and train other people to do the same.
- Lay the groundwork for a Community of Practice that helps all Presenters to continuously improve education and to realize important core values in the work, including the values of 1) transformational improvement and 2) respect for the wisdom of every human being.
To read about the impact that this program is having on participants and communities, please see the Understanding the Value of ACEs Evaluation Project.
For more information about this program please contact Kate Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.