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Date: Thursday, August 03, 2023 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Duration: 8 Hours

 ACEs Theme

Register For ACEs Summit 2023

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Additionally, we're calling for award nominations for the ACEs Summit Rise and Phoenix awards. View our award nominations page for more information.


Pulaski Tech, Grand Hall A & B


For the last few years, our AFMC ACE's Summit has been fully virtual. This year, we look forward to being together in person. There will be time to socialize and network with one another in the Pulaski Tech Grand Hall throughout the conference. We hope you can leave with an inspirational message of hope, empowering you to take the next steps toward self-care. We encourage you to view the agenda below and register for the conference.

Keynote Speaker: 

Christina Bethell, PhD, MPH, MBA


Dr. Bethell is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) for the Bloomberg School of Health at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bethell's life and professional career focus on patient-centered child health to identify, measure, and prevent ACEs and promote Positive Childhood Experiences. She will provide the latest in research and education and share her experiences creating systems that rely on family engagement tools to evaluate and intervene with families.


Keynote: The Power of Belonging, Positive Childhood Experiences
Christina Bethell, PhD

Building Positive Childhood Experiences: The Role We All Play

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Abtin Mehdizadegan & Tamika Edwards

Fighting for the Right to Belong: Perspectives from Lived Experience & Advocacy

Burying "Something to Prove" at the Corner of "Lay Your Burdens Down"
Rhonda Mattox, M.D.

The Power of Belonging Recap and Reflection: Seven Years of ACEs Awareness

ACEs & Resilience Summit Awards

The ACEs Summit Phoenix and Rise awards honorees will be presented during the 2023 ACEs & Resilience Summit: "The Power of Belonging" Award Luncheon on Thursday, August 3, 2023.

Read more about the awards.

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