WHAT: Capital Region Medical Center is teaming with the Anne Marie Project to host two special events on the correlation between and ACE score and later health issues.
What is the ACE score? An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study conducted by the American Health Maintenance Organization Kaiser Permanente and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems.
Early childhood trauma generally refers to the traumatic experiences that occur to children aged 0-6. These traumas can be the result of intentional violence - such as physical or sexual abuse or domestic violence - or the result of natural disaster, accidents or war.
WHO: Speaking at the event is Josh Varner, MS in education, who has experience as a social worker and school counselor.
WHEN: January 22, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
January 31, 2019 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WHERE: January 22 event will be held in the Tunnell/Wherritt Community Room of Capital Region Medical Center, 1125 Madison Street and the January 31 event will be held in the Oakview Room of Capital Region Southwest Campus, 1432 Southwest Blvd.
HOW: These events are free and open to the public. A light meal is available at a cost of $5. Reserve your spot by calling 573.632.5593 or click here.
About Capital Region Medical Center
Capital Region Medical Center, located in Jefferson City, Mo. is an affiliate hospital of University of Missouri Health Care, and encompasses a full-service hospital, a comprehensive cancer program at Goldschmidt Cancer Center and an expansive clinic system covering eight counties. Within the hospital, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Center is one of the few accredited hospital-based rehabilitation centers in the state. From prenatal and obstetric care to orthopaedic and cardiovascular services, Capital Region provides innovative healthcare, advancing its mission to improve the health and wellness of the people and communities it serves.