Did you know that 40% of all children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE)? Persistent exposure to childhood adversity increases young people’s risk of developing a broad range of diseases later in life.
The NJ ACEs Collaborative is pleased to welcome Dave Ellis, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Office of Resilience at the Department of Children and Families. This position was created to drive forward transformational change throughout the government and in communities to prevent, protect against, and heal from the effects of ACEs in New Jersey. With the urgent needs and increasing inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, it is increasingly important for philanthropy to understand ACEs and the impact this work can have on our communities.
Dave Ellis is a national leader in providing trainings and facilitating conversations regarding toxic stress in the lives of young children and the lasting impacts of ACEs and generational trauma. He has worked with both families and organizations to prevent ACEs and advance research and survey efforts. His prior experience in several Minnesota government initiatives also included facilitating community dialogues and public-private partnerships to promote wellbeing across Minneapolis. Most recently, he worked as a lead trainer and facilitator on ACEs with the New Jersey Education Association.
Maria Vizcarrondo, President & CEO, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers
Christine Beyer, Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Children and Families
Atiya Weiss, Executive Director, The Burke Foundation
Arturo Brito, Executive Director, The Nicholson Foundation
Curt Fields, President & CEO, Turrell Fund
Cost: Free for CNJG Members and Nonmember Grantmakers