Building Resilient Communities: Where you live, work and play!

At C. A. Vines 4-H Center; Pulaski Heights Methodist Church


Join us for the 2019 Arkansas Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience Summit Sept. 26–28 in Little Rock

This 3rd annual event is hosted by AFMC and the Arkansas Childhood Experiences (ACEs)/Resilience Workgroup. The Workgroup is a cross-sector collaboration of approximately 300 individuals representing more than 100 organizations and government agencies in health care, public health, education, law enforcement, human services, mental health, churches and businesses.

The Summit is designed for those involved in assessment, treatment, education, support, and advocacy for children and families who experience ACEs.

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Summit | Thursday/Friday, Sept. 26–27 - $75

C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center
Little Rock, AR

  • Business and civic leaders 
  • Child and family advocates
  • Community organizers 
  • Court system professionals
  • Education administrators (early childhood, K–12, university) 
  • Health care professionals 
  • Juvenile justice experts 
  • Law enforcement
  • Mental/behavioral health professionals
  • Policymakers
  • Public health professionals 
  • Violence prevention specialists 
  • Workforce/school wellness professionals 


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Registration - 7:30 a.m.
Summit - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Let’s Talk Sessions
  • Keynote: Liz Huntley
  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    • Communicating About ACEs and Resilience
    • Trauma-informed Community Building: The Road to Resilience
    • ACEs: Policy and System Change


Registration - 7:30 a.m.
Summit - 8:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Keynote: Jim Henry, Steve Gross
  • Concurrent Breakout Sessions:
    • The Trauma-informed Organization
    • Trauma Focused Treatment of Pregnant Women and their Infants: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and Substance Use
    • ACEs in the Legal System

Summit Workshops | Saturday, Sept. 28 - Free

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Little Rock, AR

  • Classroom teachers — early childhood, K–12 
  • Parents and caregivers — foster and adoptive parents 
  • Parents and caregivers — parents of children with special needs 


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Registration - 9 a.m.
Workshops - 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Keynote: Steve Gross
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Foster/Adoptive Parents
    • Parents of Children with Special Needs
    • Educators

Provider Symposium | Saturday, Sept. 28 - $125

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Little Rock, AR

Registration - 7:30 a.m.
Symposium - 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Dentists 
  • Family practitioners 
  • Mental health/behavioral health providers
  • Pediatricians 
  • Primary care providers (PCP, PA, APN, RNP, etc.)

Agenda highlights

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  • Keynote: Steve Gross
  • ACEs 101
  • The Science of ACEs
  • Opioids in Arkansas
  • Addressing Opioid Abuse through a Health System Approach
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Screening and Intervention Panel
  • Behavioral Health Integration Panel

Up to 6.5 hours Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for the Provider Symposium jointly provided by:


This Live activity, 2019 ACE's Annual Summit, with a beginning date of 09/28/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to  6.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been submitted to the Midwest Multistate Division for approval to award nursing contact hours. The Midwest Multistate Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

For more information regarding contact hours, please call Hanna Windley, 501-906-7460.

The Board does not have the capacity to pre-approve all continuing education workshops. It is the licensee's responsibility, using his/her professional judgment, to determine the workshops that are applicable and appropriate to his/her professional development as a social worker. You are encouraged to read the social work continuing education guidelines in the Social Work Licensing Law and Regulation section of our website, Only continuing education as defined in the guidelines are acceptable.

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification for approval to provide board certified case managers with 6.5 clock hour(s).


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Thank you to our sponsors!

Champion level:

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Children's Trust Fund

Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education


Arkansas Good Medicine

Mentor Level:

Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church


Leader Level:

Baptist Health

Empower Healthcare Solutions

iBeria Bank

Guide Level:

AMDPA Foundation


Arkansas Department of Health, WIC Program

Arkansas Head Start


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Chenal Family Therapy

Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.


Derek Lewis Foundation

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - Arkansas

Quality Care Pediatrics


Arkansas Minority Health Commission

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families

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