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HARC Meeting: ACEs Workshop

March 8, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect the mental and physical health of children into adulthood, and are at the root of many health and social problems in our community.  ACEs are common and preventable, and houses of worship/people of faith can play a unique role in reducing ACEs and building resilience in both children and adults.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:
~ About the landmark CDC/Kaiser Permanente ACEs epidemiological study that proved the impact of ACEs, and a little of the neuroscience to support it
~ Strategies to prevent ACEs and protect children against the impact of ACEs
~ How to deal with challenging behaviors
~ What you can do to build resilience and promote healing in children and adults

Kathy Powderly, ACE Master Trainer, will present an interactive workshop.  David Washington, Peer Support Specialist with the Washington County Health Department, will offer a follow-up program opportunity for faith leaders to take into their congregations.

We are excited to offer this workshop in person with Grace United Methodist Church as our host congregation.  We will also offer a Zoom option for virtual participation.  The meeting will begin at 1:00 to allow for participants to eat before they come and we expect it to go a full two hours to allow time for an effective workshop.  Please wear a mask.  Please RSVP (required for Zoom participation).


HARC meetings are typically held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except July and August, with an occasional evening meeting.  During COVID our meetings have been starting at 1:00 to give time for lunch prior to the meeting; when it’s safe to eat, the start time is 12:30.  When meeting in-person, the location typically rotates among different houses of faith, giving each member congregation an opportunity to host. If in-person meetings are deemed unsafe for our members, they are held on Zoom.


March 8, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Grace United Methodist Church
712 Church St.
Hagerstown, MD United States
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