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NEAR Science: Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs, Resilience

May 25, 2021

NEAR Science: Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs, Resilience

Beyond ACEs Core Presentation

May 25, 2021

1-2 pm Central Time



The NEAR Science explores the Neurobiology, Epigenetics, ACEs Study and Resilience. We know that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can increase risks of long-term physical, emotional and social disparities, however we also know that protective factors can support children, adults and families and decrease those risks. This training explores how life experiences impact our biological nervous system. It takes a deeper dive into the ACEs Study and how to interpret the results to find best fit practices to increase the Core Protective Factors of building capabilities, increasing attachment and belonging, and fostering the growth of community, culture, and spirituality.

Jerry Root, MA, SPHR & Nicolle Moore, MS, IMFT

JERRY ROOT, MA, SPHR Director, Training & Development Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University. Raised in the northern plains of Oklahoma on a family-owned farm and ranch settled in the Land Run, Jerry studied psychology and sociology at the University of Central Oklahoma and attained a master’s in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa. Over the next 20 years, Jerry assumed operational roles in human resources and training and development functions within large, medium and small organizations at corporate, regional and local locations, mostly in for-profit insurance and professional services. Recent years served to realign and solidify a purpose in the non-profit areas of local early childhood development, at-risk families, and the research and programs needed to sustainably interrupt the effects of situational and generational stress and adversity here in Oklahoma.

Nicolle Moore, MS, IMFT, is presently living in Oklahoma and working as the Infant Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant with The Parent Child Center of Tulsa. Before moving to Tulsa she led the Mental Health in Early Childhood program at Child Focus, Inc. where she was responsible for a team of therapists and consultants working in 5 counties in Southwest Ohio. In addition to that role she also worked as a Regional Master trainer under the Whole Child Matters Grant funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. At The Parent Child Center, Nicolle serves as a consultant to the Safe Babies Court Team and provides infant and early childhood mental health advocacy, professional development, and community consultation to professionals and parents. She supports the belief that all children are individuals who deserve to be loved, nurtured, and protected and parents have the knowledge and skills to do so.

FREE with registration in advance. 

FREE CEUs available for social work.

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