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ACES (Adverse Childhood Experience Study)

ACEs: What’s Next and How Do We Get There?

Friday, February 11, 2011; 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Pacific Lutheran University

At the University Center on Park Ave S between 122nd St S and 123rd St S

Have you heard presentations and information on the Adverse Childhood Experience Study and wonder what to do with this knowledge?  Join others in creating plans and action steps for using ACEs.

This event is a call-to-action. There is an education/training component designed to build awareness and prepare participants to develop potential action plans and ways to implement the knowledge gained from Adverse Childhood Experience Study.

The day will feature Dr. Robert Anda, co-founder and principal investigator of the ACE study, and a panel representing organizations using ACEs in planning and services.

Hosted by Greater Pierce County Community Network

Co-Sponsored by the Tacoma Urban Network and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Supported by the City of Tacoma and the Family Policy Council.

Space is limited. Please send an email to to reserve a space and then submit registration and payment. Cost is $15 per person. Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided. Registration begins at 8 am. Contact Sarah Kluesner at (253) 459-4761 with any questions.

Computer Clubhouse Seeks Assistant Coordinator

The kids at the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse for the past year have been working to create media for Lakewood’s Promise that highlights much of the good things that go on in the city.  The Clubhouse has only two staff members and presently is seeking a new Assistant Coordinator to cover Clubhouse activities on Mondays and Wednesdays, help edit/produce news stories,  as well as working the Clubhouse and Lakewood’s Promise events at various other times.

The Assistant Coordinator must be energetic, willing to motivate kids and teens, and able to learn much about software, photo and video editing.

The position may be accessed and applied for online at

100 Best Celebration Planned

Save the date!

Monday, October 18th, 6:00-7:00 pm at Lakewood City Council Chambers.

The event, run by the Lakewood Youth Council will be a gathering of youth from all over Lakewood for a special meeting and celebration of Lakewood being named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.  School principals, club leaders, church youth groups, etc. are being asked to choose and send youth delegates to the celebration. Everyone is welcome.

The event will highlight the Youth Council’s mission and activities, Make a Difference Day plans, opportunities for youth to get involved, and the celebration of being named one of the 100 Best for the 4th time!  During the event, youth will have the chance to meet city council members and other officials.