This workshop will provide an understanding of the science of Adverse Childhood experiences, what they are and how those experiences affect child development.  Additionally, how children become resilient and how you can assist in that process.

    Core of Knowledge: 2.0 Clock Hours of Child Development

Catherine Meyers, LCPC, is the founder and Executive Director of Center for Children, the first comprehensive child-abuse prevention, education, and child and family mental health treatment program in Southern Maryland.  She is a licensed professional counselor in Maryland.  She has 32 years of experience working with children’s behavioral health and both child abuse victims and offenders and is a certified trainer in Interdiction for the Protection of Children for Law Enforcement and a Master Trainer for ACES interface.  She often serves as an expert witness in criminal cases involving child abuse.  In addition, she has served or serves on many committees and commissions in support of behavioral health services, such as workforce committees at state level, and is a past board President of the Community Behavioral Health Association, the association of providers in Maryland, and the Maryland Children’s Alliance.  She serves on three Governor Appointed Commissions; the Sex Offender Advisory Board, the Governor’s Council on Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Council on Procurement of Human Services.     

Workshop E

Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Interaction of Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Resilience

Early Childhood Education Conference