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ACEs BringTogether Community Event

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Start Date Thursday, November 30, 2023
Event Details

Registration for Kalamazoo County - COPE Network and Farmington - CenterPeace are full. Please register for another location or email amiller@cmham.org to be placed on a waitlist. Those on the waitlist will be contacted if registrations are cancelled.

This "Bring Together" event on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on people and communities will discuss resiliency, self-healing, and challenges stemmed by untreated traumas. The event will feature Dr. Robert Anda, Co-Principle investigator of the ACEs Study, and Laura Porter, Co-Founder of ACE Interface, and be live-streamed from Lansing to satellite locations. This event is held in partnership with the Institute of Trauma and Economic Justice (ITEJ), Michigan Department of Health & Human Services’ Substance Use, Gambling and Epidemiology Section (MDHHS/SUGE), MDHHS Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Project and Michigan ACE Initiative and facilitated by Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA).

Locations: The event will be held in-person in Lansing and live-streamed to in-person events at satellite locations throughout the state.

Lansing: Union Missionary Baptist Church, 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Lansing, MI 48915

Satellite Locations:

Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Gogebic, and Ontonagon Counties - CCMH Institute, 900 W Sharon Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931

Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw, Gogebic, and Ontonagon Counties - GOISD, 202 Elm Street, Berland, MI 49947

Genesee County/Flint - Catholic Charities St. Michaels Conference Center, 609 E 5th Avenue, Flint, MI 48503

Kalamazoo County - COPE Network, 3330 Miller Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Oceana County/New Era - The Avenue, 4747 1st Street, New Era, MI 49446

Oakland County/Troy and Ann Arbor - CenterPeace, 2609 Crooks Road, Troy, MI 48084

Oakland County/Troy and Ann Arbor - CenterPeace, 33750 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI 48335

Oakland County/Waterford - Oakland Schools Conference Center, Conference Room D, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48328-2736

Ottawa County - West Coast Chamber 272 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423

Sanilac County - Sanilac County Community Mental Health, 227 East Sanilac, Sandusky, MI 48471


There is no fee to attend this event. Please email Amber Miller at amiller@cmham.org to cancel or request a substitution for your registration. Requests for substitutions the week of the event may not be accommodated.


8 a.m. Registration and Welcome

9 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. Lecture

10:20 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Panel Discussion

Noon - Lunch Break (45 minutes if lunch is onsite, 70 minutes if attendees are responsible for lunch)

12:45 p.m. or 1:10 p.m. Small Group Discussions

1:40 p.m. or 1:50 p.m. Break and Informal Chat

2:00 p.m. or 2:05 p.m. Small Group Discussions

3:15 p.m. Popcorn Reports

4:15 p.m. Remarks and Closing

4:30 p.m. End

Who Should Attend
This event is open to multiple disciplines: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Professionals, Community Mental Health, Health Departments, Parents, Community Members, Faith-based Organizations, Policy and Budget Leaders, School Personnel (e.g., teachers, counselors, nurses, etc.), Local Coalition Participants or Recruits, Medical Professionals, Social Workers, Counselors, Local Law Enforcement, Local businesses, Prevention Coordinators, and more.
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 5.5 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association (CMHA) is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 5.5 related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop description.
SCECH Credits available.
Certificate Awarded: Turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to CMHA staff at the conclusion of the training. You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet to serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.
National Accreditation Rules: National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over five minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your continuing education hours for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHA must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide continuing education hours in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor via Survey Monkey. This will be set to you via email on the final day of the training. If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
Cancellation Policy
There is no fee to attend this event. Please email Amber Miller at amiller@cmham.org to cancel or request a substitution for your registration. Requests for substitutions the week of the event may not be accommodated.
Weather Policy
In the event of severe weather, please check the CMHA website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHA), has provided funding through this initiative through Federal Community Substance Use Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support Block Grant.

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