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Paterson Funders Affinity Group: Improving Human Health and Communities Through Preventing and Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

Paterson Funders Affinity Group: Improving Human Health and Communities Through Preventing and Healing from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:30am EDT
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Webinar
$50.00
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New Jersey has created a groundbreaking initiative to create awareness of, prevent and mitigate the impact of ACES in order improve long term physical and mental health. According to Dr. Robert Block, the former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, “ACEs are the single, greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today."

Please join us to learn about this approach and how it is being implemented in two cities: Asbury Park and Paterson. Created through a unique partnership between government and philanthropy, this bold and ambitious plan is spearheaded by the New Jersey Office of Resilience, the first of its kind in the country. The Office coordinates and connects frontline community building to prevent ACEs. Hear the state perspective from Dave Ellis, the Executive Director, Office of Resilience, Department of Children and Families, and learn about community-level implementation with Alisha DeLorenzo of the Living YES! Foundation and Mark Dinglasan of CUMAC. These programs have been designed to respond to the specific challenges and resources in Asbury Park and Paterson. While they are unique, the model is replicable.

This program will be of interest to place-based or strong and thriving communities’ funders, and those who work in education, health and aging, environment, equity, or food. This conversation is about how issues can be organized around a shared understanding of ACEs.

Cost: Free for CNJG Members; $50 for Non Member Grantmakers
This program is only open to staff and trustees from grantmaking organizations.

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