How the Accumulation of Stress Changes Our Future
Presented by Karina Forrest-Perkins
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
3:30 PM Registration, 4:00 – 7:30 PM Training
Carondelet Center – Room G1
1890 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
MAC Members: No Charge
Non-MAC Members: $25.00
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Travel Benefits for MAC Member Programs
MAC will provide mileage reimbursement for one vehicle per organization traveling more than 60 miles roundtrip. Mileage reimbursement forms will be available at the training.
Trauma and the Developing Brain
– Learn the characteristics of the developing brain.
– Know what dynamics adversely affect this neuro-sequential process.
– Learn how the biology of toxic stress impacts our behavior, our choices, and our future.
The Adverse Childhood Experience Study and Its Relevance to Our Lives
– Understand what the Adverse Childhood Experience Study is.
– Understand why adverse childhood experiences are important individually, in our community, and it the greater society.
The Intersection Between a Normal Adaptive Trauma Response and High-Risk Behavior
– Know the human response to trauma, the accumulation of stress, and the toxic stress effect.
– Learn coping mechanisms and early onset of high-risk behavior.
About Karina Forrest-Perkins
Karina A. ForrestPerkins joined People’s Center Clinics and Services in January as the new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Forrest-Perkins is a national speaker and consultant on systems improvement, social determinants of health, and integrated health strategies. She most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer for Wayside Recovery Center, a women’s chemical dependency and co-occurring treatment center in the Twin Cities. Ms. Forrest-Perkins has served as a continuous quality improvement consultant for multiple national health systems; is the founder of an international consortium on behavioral health access and quality; and, has served as a federal government contractor on best practices for trauma responsive service environments. Karina is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has authored Congressional briefs regarding health disparities for indigenous communities. She is known for her work on historical trauma, early childhood development, and family focused best practices in co-occurring behavioral health care. She was selected as a 2017 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and is a champion for improved access to whole health integrated care environments.
Ms. Forrest-Perkins has a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.