ACEs and Sexual Violence – Live Webinar
In this webinar, we will look closely at how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) effect brain development, physical health, mental well-being, and increase the likeliness of future victimization to sexual violence. Join us as we discuss the 10 ACES of trauma, the correlation to ACES and victims of sexual assault, and how we can aide in prevention efforts to individuals who may be pre-dispositioned to sexual violence.
DOH Program Specialist; she/her/hers
Speaker Bio: Maria Crawford serves as a Department of Health Program Specialist at the TN Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence where she focuses on primary prevention of sexual assault. She heads the planning of the Coalition’s annual Rape Prevention Education Institute and assists in her co-specialist in bystander intervention trainings, Sexual Assault Center’s SafeBar program, and technical assistance for victims and direct service agencies. Previously, she has worked as an advocate in shelter with domestic violence victims. She has additional experiences working in substance abuse and human trafficking. Maria is passionate about empowering victims of abuse and aiding in prevention efforts. A patron of the arts, she enjoys music and film, as well as spending as much time outside or out of the country.