- Safe and Healthy Schools
Support the Michigan ACE Initiative – Become a MACC Presenter. Research demonstrates how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect the health and ongoing development of children and adults. The effects of trauma, including ACEs-related trauma, can hinder academic success and negatively influence the climate and culture of our schools. Educators have a unique opportunity to help students and families overcome the effects of trauma by building resilience. Through discussion and group collaboration, participants actively prepare to present the Michigan ACE Initiative content to school and community groups. Upon successful completion, participants will gain electronic access to the tools needed to deliver an effective presentation and will be added to the Wayne County MACC Presenters’ Network. Course prerequisites include full participation in Overcoming Trauma and completion of the MACC Presenter’s Questionnaire.