Rick Griffin

A Handful of ACEs: Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences

A Breakout Session for the Reclaiming Hope Conference

The seminal Adverse Childhood Experience study helped us understand the trauma in homes. What about the trauma that happens outside of the home? After the publication of the Kaiser-CDC ACE Study, researchers began to consider the impact of other kinds of adversity on the developing brain and body. This session is about other adversities that can have just as profound of an impact on individuals.

Rick Griffin is the Director of Training and Curriculum Development with Community Resilience Initiative (CRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a citizenry conversant in trauma and resilience. Rick has committed his life to the education of others. After completing his master’s degree in education, Rick became a founding member and executive director of Jubilee Leadership Academy, a therapeutic boarding school for struggling teens. Under Rick’s leadership, Jubilee was World Magazine’s 2014 winner of the Hope Award for Effective Compassion.
Rick enjoys speaking to thousands of individuals from around the globe and is widely recognized for his work in trauma-informed care. Rick’s vision to educate the masses about the impact of trauma inspired him to establish a national trauma and resilience conference that is held annually in Washington state. He is currently working on his latest passion, Purpose Driven Play, a series of games designed to equip individuals with the skills they need.

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