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About Our Trainings

The ACEs Coalition of West Virginia provides two levels of training.  The first training is Understanding ACEs 101 provided in a 1 hour format that introduces the concept of Adverse Childhood Experiences through awareness and education. The second, Overcoming ACEs 102. The purpose of this training is to learn how to help yourself and others overcome ACEs. The key is word is resilience! The third training, Preventing ACEs 103, provides various key strategies to preventing ACEs in communities around the state.

Those are the foundation or first steps before attending a Connections Matter resiliency training.  Connections Matter offers interactive, evidence-based workshops longer in length (2, 4 or 8 hours) that explain how stress impacts the brain and why relationships improve individual and community well-being. Attendees leave with practical ideas for taking action in their work, faith, neighborhood and friend networks. 
There are Two Options to Schedule a Trainer:
  • Complete the form on this page and we will connect you with an ACEs 101, 102 or 103 presenter and/or a Connections Matter trainer.
  • Contact the following Certified Connections Matter Trainers in your area by clicking on the Download Trainer List button and contacting them directly.