The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Developing Child

Foster Care - Training
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

FREE online training for adoptive, foster, relative and kinship families in the Duluth region and surrounding areas.

The Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences on the Developing Child

Early adversity can have lifelong effects on an individual. This 1-hour workshop will introduce the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research and provide a foundation for understanding how trauma affects the stress response and how that impacts behaviors and relationships. We'll also introduce trauma informed care as a way of being with someone that promotes healing and resilience.

Participants may sign-up to receive a Family Resource Kit sent to your home following the training. Each Family Resource Kit will include recommended resources relevant to the training and a family gift card. 1 per household.

Presenter: Tracy Henegar is a Human Development & Relationships Educator for the UW-Madison Division of Extension for Douglas & Bayfield Counties. She has a Master’s in Human Services with an emphasis in Family Life Education. With over 20 years of experience working with families and at-risk youth in the Douglas County WI area, her current work focuses on family education and professional development, with an emphasis on mental health and well-being and on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience. Tracy is an active member of the Douglas County Fostering Futures Initiative on trauma-informed care and the Douglas County Mental Health Coordinated Community Response Coalition. She became a Mental Health First Aid national trainer in August of 2018 and has trained over 800 adults throughout the region in Mental Health First Aid/Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Questions? Contact: Kris Hanson, TFC Coordinator, at or 218.600.6996.

This service is provided by funding made possible by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.