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Small Talks: Building Resilience in the Face of ACEs and Opioids

February 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join ICS Thursday February 22 for an afternoon of events focused on Building Resilience in the Face of ACEs and Opioids at the Embassy Suites Verdae in Greenville. These events are presented as pre-sessions to the Nurturing Developing Minds conference; registration for the full conference on February 23 is available through Greenville Health System.

“Resilience” documentary viewing and response session: 12:00-2:00pm

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary Resiliencewhich explores our growing knowledge on the impact of toxic stress and how society can respond to prevent and help children overcome these impacts.

ICS Senior Fellow Janice Gruendel will lead an interactive discussion section following the film.

Panel: The Opioid Epidemic, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Implications for Healthcare and Education : 4:00-5:30pm

This panel brings together content experts from the Education, Legal, Medical, Law Enforcement, and Child Welfare fields to discuss the impact of the opioid epidemic on children, and highlight strategies and barriers for addressing and ameliorating the problem at individual, community, and system levels. How can we change the conversation to promote safety and success of children? What role can trauma-informed trainings, community awareness, prevention programs play? Join us to learn more, featuring:

All attendees are invited to join us for a cocktail reception on-site, and are encouraged to register for the full Nurturing Developing Minds event.

Unfamiliar with Greenville, where our ICS headquarters is located? Check out coverage from Travel + Leisure and the New York Times’ 50 Best Lists for exciting sights, sounds, and restaurant recommendations (we have tons!).

Small Talks events are provided free of charge thanks to the generous support of our organizational partners. Thank you to Greenville First Steps for their support.

For any questions, please contact Keller Anne Ruble.






February 22, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Category:


Institute for Child Success
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