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Adverse Childhood Experiences Workshop

  • The Hearthstone Bakery 502 Main Street Kamiah, ID, 83536 United States (map)

Upriver Youth Leadership Council (UYLC) invites you to a FREE three-session workshop on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) and how they affect our youth, facilitated by Karen Williams, M.S.S.W.

Karen Williams, MSSW, is an independent youth development consultant and trainer in private practice, specializing in explaining the latest neuroscience in the areas of child and adolescent brain development, trauma, and behavioral health. Ms. Williams is not a researcher or scientist, but she is known for her ability to explain neuroscience in ways that are easy to understand and apply to real life.

Her workshops, trainings, and facilitation sessions focus on: 1) child and adolescent brain development and behavior; 2) the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study; 3) the impact of distress, anxiety and trauma on brain development and behavioral health; 4) the developmental approach to discipline; 5) the developmental approach to juvenile justice; 6) preventing the school-to-prison pipeline; 7) the developmental approach to child protective services; 8) preventing the intergenerational cycle of child maltreatment; 9) basic stress management and self-regulation practices for youth and adults; and 10) the trauma-informed, trauma-sensitive, and compassionate schools movements.

Ms. Williams is the recipient of the 2012 Prism Award from Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, a former member of the Dallas Commission for Children and Youth (DCCY), a consultant to the American Institutes of Research (AIR), State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP), a training consultant to the Maine Department of Corrections, a regular guest educator for the Trans4m Center, and a frequent conference speaker.

Event: Supporting Youth and Family Workshop “What keeps our teens up at night?”

Location: The Hearthstone Bakery, 502 Main Street, Kamiah, ID

Date: October 8th--Three Sessions (see below), all different, attend one or all three

Audiences: Parents, Educators, Law Enforcement, Juvenile Justice, Healthcare, Mental Health, Foster Care, Community Members

Lunch and Learn Session 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (free lunch service begins at 11:30 am):

  • Multiply by 10: The Special Vulnerabilities of Adolescence

Afternoon Session 2:00 pm -5:00 pm:

  • Children of Substance Abusing Parents and Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle

Community Café Session 6:00 pm -7:30 pm (free dinner service begins at 5:30 pm)

  • The Chemistry of Drug Use: Why Teens are a Higher Risk

We are trying to secure CEU’s, but they are not guaranteed at this time.

Pre-registration is required. Please pre-register by no later than October 1st. Register with this link:


Upriver Youth Leadership Council

413 Main Street, Kamiah, ID 83536


Earlier Event: October 4
Friday $5 Lunch
Later Event: October 11
Disciple Love Letter Kill Shot Tour