34th Annual Legislative Breakfast


Legislators, caregivers, and the media increasingly recognize that childhood adversity poses risks to individual health and well-being. The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study has helped raise public awareness about this critical public health issue. However, as the use of ACEs questionnaires for identifying potentially harmful childhood experiences has gained popularity, it is important to understand how ACEs differ from other commonly used terms, including childhood adversity, trauma, and toxic stress.

To help bring awareness to this issue, speaker Vanessa Harbin Sacks, Research Scientist at Child Trends, will provide insight on the topic of Childhood Adversity and its Public Policy Implications.

Please purchase tickets here. Thank you for participating in this important conversation! 

LEGISLATORS: You are eligible for one complimentary ticket. RSVP to Aubrey Treese to attend.


Thank you to this year’s generous sponsor:



  • October 11, 2019 / 7:30 AM
  • Dutch's Daughter Restaurant
  • 581 Himes Ave Frederick, MD 21703
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