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An open training on the science of N.E.A.R. (Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience). Members of all agencies and the general public are welcome. The trainings are administered by Southern Oregon Success and supported by our local Coordinated Care Organizations–AllCare and Jackson Care Connect–along with Options of Southern Oregon, Rogue Workforce Partnership and the SOESD. Peter Buckley from Southern Oregon Success (and the Southern Oregon ACEs Training Team) will be the lead presenter. All sessions will take place at the SOESD, 101 North Grape Street in Medford.

Thursday, January 24, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Friday, February 22, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Wednesday, March 20, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Wednesday, April 19, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Wednesday, May 15, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Wednesday, June 19, 1 pm to 3 pm

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Public Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) Presentation

Dinner and Childcare provided (ages 3 to 10)


The Grants Pass School District is pleased to invite the Grants Pass community to public presentations on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, or ACES for short. This 90 minute presentation will cover what the study was, what we now know about the amazing ways we as humans adapt to our world, why ACES play a significant role in the quality of our health as adults, and most importantly, what we can do together to reduce adversity in our community and improve our overall health and quality of life.


We will serve a pizza dinner at 5:30 pm to everyone who can come. We will also be providing childcare for ages 3 to 10. We encourage you to bring your children to dinner. After dinner, our Grants Pass high school leadership students will be providing childcare for you. While they play, you can come to the presentation to learn about ACES, how it impacts most of us, and how we can become resilient through our adversity. The presentation will begin at 6 pm.


Interested? Click here and let us know you are coming. You will get a confirmation email when you register for the event. No email? No problem. Give us a call at (541) 474-5715 (press 1 at the voice message).


Dates, and Locations


January 15 at Lincoln Elementary School (1132 NE 10th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526)


February 11 at Parkside Elementary School (735 SW Wagner Meadows Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526)


April 8 at Redwood Elementary School (3163 Leonard Road, Grants Pass, OR 97527)


May 6 at Riverside Elementary (1200 SE Harvey Drive, Grants Pass, OR 97526)


These presentations are open to the public. 

Todd Bloomquist