Adverse Child Experiences - Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

by Placerville Newswire / Aug 01, 2017 / comments

[Cathy Carmichael, SIP]

"Cutting-edge research tells us that experiencing childhood emotional trauma can play a large role in whether we develop physical disease in adulthood. This research tells us that what doesn’t kill you doesn’t necessarily make you stronger; far more often, the opposite is true." Donna Jackson Nakazawa.

An expert in prevention programs for children, Judy Knapp will be the guest speaker at the Soroptimist International of Placerville’s meeting Wednesday, August 9 at 6 p.m. at Denny’s, 99 Fair Lane in Placerville.

Judy will speak about the El Dorado ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Collaborative and the work being done to encourage all systems to use trauma-informed approaches and services. The effects of ACEs can show up decades later compromising one's physical and mental health. Time does not heal all wounds!

Judy is Director of PreventionWORKS. This organization is dedicated to promoting primary violence prevention in our schools and community.

For more information about how Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls, visit, or call our message line at 530.344.1476.

 August 9, 2017