The reimagine conference is an opportunity for groundbreakers and community leaders to explore the truth about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), to forge new partnerships, to create actionable recommendations, and to build a resilient community.
Our experiences, both positive and negative, have a tremendous impact on lifelong health, opportunities, and social connectedness. ACEs undeniably link to risky health behaviors, chronic conditions, behavioral and mental health challenges, and early death.* As such, early experiences are an important public health and community development issue.
Adverse community environments compound the impacts of ACEs. However, ACEs are not destiny. Recent studies have found that community networks have been highly effective in reducing ACEs and their long-term impacts, illustrating the need for collaboration across every community sector. A thriving community with a common language and understanding has the power to reduce the impact of trauma and cultivate resilience. It is essential that all of us who care about the physical, social, and economic health of Lake County cooperate in the creation of caring, inclusive communities.
The reimagine conference promises to challenge our concept of community and shatter pre-conceived notions of who belongs. When we reimagine a community that cares, includes, and makes connections for all its members we will transform the places where we live and work.
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