Resilience: Addressing Trauma at its Root

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Resilience: Addressing Trauma at its Root

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Conference

The 2019 Resilience Conference, Addressing Trauma at Its Root, will raise awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and inspire action to improve outcomes for those affected. Twenty years of conclusive research indicate that ACEs are the leading cause of depression, suicide, and addiction, and are directly linked to additional health challenges, such as heart disease, liver disease, and cancer, as well as societal problems such as dropout rates, teen pregnancy, and incarceration.

Hear from Dr. Robert Anda and Ms. Laura Porter – both speakers are featured in the compelling documentary by Jamie Redford, “Resilience: the Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.” They are two of the most prominent figures in this important movement in public health, demonstrating how to turn the science of ACEs into action, achieving astonishing results in community healing.

Whether you are a health practitioner, social worker, educator, law enforcement official, business professional, or community leader, this conference will inform, enlighten and motivate collaborations, new thinking, and enhanced approaches to addressing a host of community issues, most especially our substance misuse crisis, at their root cause.


Dr. Robert Anda is the co-author of the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences study, one of the largest investigations into in the effects of childhood abuse and neglect on the adults those children become.

See Dr. Robert Anda's full bio

Ms. Laura Porter, co-founder of ACE Interface, LLC along with Dr. Anda, will share insights from more than a decade of leading successful state-wide implementation of ACEs concepts.

See Ms. Laura Porter's full bio


May 3, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Harbor Events Center
100 Deer Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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