The workshop is described below and can be personalized to be a 1 hour long presentation or a daylong event. This 6-session workshop will cover these subjects and many others: 1) The CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study and the importance of the study. This will go in-depth on the Adverse Childhood Experience research. It will also teach the learner that most people in the United States have a least one ACE and that the research is showing that people with four ACEs–including living with an alcoholic parent, racism, bullying, physical abuse and losing a parent to divorce have a huge risk of adult onset of chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, suicide and alcoholism. 2) Taking a look inside the Brain. This session will go into the science of the brain and the neurobiology of toxic stress. It will teach the learner how toxic stress caused by the ACEs damages the function and structure of a child’s developing brain. A very in-depth session, but simplified enough that all learners will be able to grasp the gravity of what ACEs can do to the brain. 3) The damage caused to our health. This session will look at just how the toxic stress caused by ACEs affects the short and long-term health. The learner will also discover how every part of the body can be impacted by ACEs which can also lead to many different autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis, as well has heart disease, and many different kinds of cancer. 4) Breaking the Generational Cycle Trauma. This session will briefly discuss the historical and generational trauma and consequences of toxic stress. The learner will discover how toxic stress caused by ACEs can alter how our DNA functions, and how that can be passed from generation to generation. The session will look at different approaches to break the cycle of trauma in homes and families. 5) The Journey to Hope: Resiliency! This session will reveal the listeners to the journey to hope through resiliency. The listener will discover the many ways the brain can heal and the body can respond to positive influences. This session will include the 14-question resiliency test and give the participant hope that the future doesn’t have to rely on the past experiences. It will also introduce the trauma-informed concept of trauma-informed schools, trauma-informed hospitals and trauma-informed communities. 6) Building Hope in a Classroom Environment. This session will give the listener a vision of how they can incorporate the information just learned and transform their approach to students, teaching and the entire class-room approach. Each listener will be exposed to the importance of trauma-informed teaching and sensitivity.