Two northwest Oklahoma residents will be among 30 new certified master trainers who will be prepared to help communities understand Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) and improve child well-being in their region.
Sally Irvin, a children’s pastor from Woodward, and Emma Reed, with the Community Resource Center in Alva, will be available to provide training across the region and provide a great resource to the Garfield County Resilience Task Force (Self-Healing Communities team), said Linda Manaugh, director of communications and program support for the Potts Family Foundation, which is sponsoring the training.
The ACE Interface Master Trainer program, led by Laura Porter and Dr. Rob Anda, co-principal of the original ACE study, is designed to increase networks of trainers to disseminate “NEAR Science” across communities. This proven program, evaluated by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has Master Trainers in 29 states across the county.
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