“From ACEs to Assets: Fostering Resilience to Improve Health, Education, and Community Wellness” will be the focus of the full-day session.

Cobleskill, NY – SUNY Cobleskill’s Early Childhood Program will host the 4th Annual ACEs Conference on Trauma-Informed Care at the College on Wednesday, October 16. Presented by the Schoharie County ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Team, in cooperation with SUNY Cobleskill’s Early Childhood and Psychology Department, the conference will address the challenges that communities, schools, and organizations face in enacting positive change to understand trauma. Attendees will gain exposure to practical applications of trauma-responsive practices with resilience development strategies. The full-day conference runs from 9 am to 3:15 pm. Teachers who attend may earn seven professional development hours (PDH) through the Catskill Regional Teacher Center (CRTC).

Amy Scheel-Jones, MsED will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. In more than 10 years as a school counselor, and in her current position as senior consultant at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), Scheel-Jones is a committed family advocate and systems thinker, accelerating transformation efforts in educational settings, behavioral system planning, and cross-sector community impact initiatives. She currently oversees the Consortium on Trauma, Illness & Grief in Schools (TIG), a regional collaboration of comprehensive training and integrated crisis response network serving participating districts. Areas of focus include training and consultation on the impact of childhood adversities (ACEs), trauma-responsive practices, resilience development, behavioral health system transformation, suicide, strategic planning for crisis response, and change management for school-based initiatives.

The conference starts with a pre-event screening of the film “Resilience” at 8:00 am in Bouck Theater. Registration follows at 9 am, with Scheel-Jones beginning in the theater at 9:15. A list of on-campus and local dining options will be provided prior to lunch shortly after noon. A community response panel “ACEs in Action” concludes this year’s conference, from 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to attend free of charge. Free on-campus parking is available. Attendees are asked to register in advance of the conference at https://tinyurl.com/y6pel3vl, or by calling the Catskill Regional Teacher Center at 607-436-3920. For additional information, please contact Dr. Carol Morris at morrisCA@cobleskill.edu.

 

This release was initially published by SUNY Cobleskill, 10/01/19