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Lead the Fight 2021: On the Front of the War on ACEs, Statewide Panel and Resource Series

20 - May
(Nearby Event: Other)
Where:West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach,, Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, 33401
Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente is leading the fight against adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as the moderator of Part One of a statewide panel and resource series hosted by Center for Child Counseling (CFCC) on Thursday, May 20 at 10:30 AM. CFCC has developed this new action series in response to the pandemic and the urgent need to move forward policies and practices that support children’s mental health and resilience. Research shows that ACEs are the root cause of many crises our communities face. Gun violence, domestic abuse, overflowing jails, homelessness, child abuse, addiction, chronic disease, and mental illness--compounded by systemic racism, adverse community environments, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. Congresswoman Lois Frankel will offer opening remarks about the importance of community leadership in treating and preventing ACEs by using a public health approach and building trauma-informed communities. This exclusive, virtual event for system, business, philanthropic, civic, and school leaders aims to combat childhood trauma and adversity within families and communities through education, discourse, action, and advocacy. CFCC is excited to have this important conversation during Mental Health Awareness Month and more specifically on May 20th where everyone in Palm Beach County is encouraged to Get Your Green On to support mental health. The panelists include: Dr. Eugenia Millender, Associate Professor, Florida State University Dr. Mimi Graham, Director of Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy Dr. Shannon Fox-Levine, President at Palm Beach Pediatrics and President of the Pediatric Society of Palm Beach County Judge Kathleen J. Kroll, Circuit Court Judge in the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County Kathy Leone, Vice Chairman of the Community Alliance of Palm Beach County Julie Fisher Cummings, Philanthropist, Board Chair Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Coun