Congratulations to Executive Vice President Frank Kros who has become the first of Maryland’s ACE Interface http://www.aceinterface.com/ certified Master Trainers from The Family Tree https://www.familytreemd.org/programs/pro–public-training/ace-initiative/. As a newly certified Master Trainer, Frank’s commitment to building resilience and educating professionals and community stakeholders on the impact of adverse childhood experiences and the need for self healing communities has been recognized.
The Family Tree is dedicated to raising families up and building strong futures for Maryland’s children. One of the ways they are doing this is by fostering awareness and commitment to addressing childhood trauma and adversity. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur in a child’s life. These events can include physical or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction or witnessing violence. These types of events have a direct impact on children’s developing brains and can have negative health and well-being outcomes as an adult. More information on the research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente can be found here.
The Family Tree and the Maryland Essentials for Childhood launched the ACE Interface Master Training November, 2017. They trained a wide-range of individuals who live across the state of Maryland and represent a variety of professions all dedicated to increasing awareness of ACEs and increasing local and statewide prevention efforts.
Introducing MD’s ACE Interface team: Coming together to support healthy & resilient families!