On July 17 at The Commonwealth Club of Northern California, foster parent and CEO of Lincoln, Christine Stoner-Mertz brings a deep understanding of the many ways trauma associated with poverty, community violence and mental health challenges impact children’s growth and development.
In recent years, the idea of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has gained traction in child-serving organizations as a way to understand behavioral issues and poor health outcomes faced by children with traumatic life experiences, such as abuse, neglect or household dysfunction, like having an incarcerated parent. The growth of trauma-informed services is part of a continuing push to help children overcome these experiences.
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Lincoln is creating a different story for youth and families in the Bay Area: a story of success. We are changing the narrative from a community of violence to a community of love.