Community Public Health Training: Adverse Childhood Experiences

United States


The downtown Klamath County Library and Klamath County Public Health are teaming up to help our community better understand Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

The more ACEs a person experiences as a child – such as neglect, abuse, growing up around substance abuse and others – the more likely that person is to experience health problems later in life, including cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. However, experts also discovered that a single stable, caring adult can offset the impact of ACEs – and that this adult can be an unrelated community member such as a teacher, mentor, or coach. Which means we can all help young people facing these struggles.

On Thursday, April 18th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and on Friday, April 19th from 11am to 1pm, we’re hosting a training for community members on how to prevent, intervene in, and heal from the ongoing trauma that ACEs represent. By reducing the stigma around this very common problem – over 60% of adults in 25 states reported experiencing at least one Adverse Childhood Experience before they turned 18 – we can avoid a variety of negative health impacts on both individuals and the broader Klamath Basin community.

The training is the same on both days, so pick whichever one best fits your schedule.

For more information, call 541-882-8894. For more of Klamath County Public Health’s initiatives, visit their website at