BATON ROUGE, LA — July 18, 2018 — Today, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s Healthy City Initiative, in partnership with The Louisiana Adverse Childhood Experiences Educator Program and the Louisiana ACE Initiative, announced that ACE training is now available to agencies, organizations, and community groups in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is the term used to describe traumatic childhood experiences such as abuse and neglect. A landmark Kaiser ACE study was conducted to assess the short and long-term effects these experiences pose on children’s health and social well-being throughout their lifespan.
“The findings of the ACE study reveal a magnificent opportunity for collaboration among various individuals, organizations, and service industries throughout our community,” said Mayor Broome. “This training program is critical to mitigating the harmful effects of ACE so that we can improve the overall health and happiness of our citizens.”
The Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, also known as Healthy BR, works toward improving the health and well-being for all of Baton Rouge’s residents. Acknowledging and addressing the numerous effects ACE has on the Capital Region is a pivotal objective to advance the mission of Healthy BR.
Recruitment to join the training cohort is targeting individuals who reside or work in the East Baton Rouge Parish. The ACE Educator train-the-trainer program will be held from Sept. 19-21. The program will be limited to 30 participants.
Online applications will be accepted until August 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their selection no later than Sept. 3.