Upcoming Events


Join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary Resilience! Directed by James Redford, the film centers on the biology behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and what current professionals are doing to combat the negative social and health outcomes that often result from them. We encourage all individuals who are interested in, or who work in the fields of, trauma, brain development, childcare, education, health care, and/or social work, to attend!

We will begin the film promptly at 5:00 pm, as it runs for one hour and there will be a 30-minute discussion following.

We cannot wait to see you there - RSVP to secure your spot!

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday,  May 23rd at 5:00 PM

Van Buren County Hospital - Community Services Room

304 Franklin St, Keosauqua, Iowa 52565

Keosauqua, IA

Connections Matter workshops with aea 267

Connections Matter is a community-based initiative that invites attendees to explore how the connections we make in life profoundly impact our brain's ability to grow and our own individual abilities to cope and thrive. In this workshop, we explore topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, brain development, and resilience. We will teach you how these topics intersect with one another, and, most importantly, how you can apply these concepts within your own life and your respective communities. Connections Matter ultimately strives to promote the building of more resilient, compassionate, and trauma-informed communities - thus allowing all children and individuals to succeed.

Who should attend? Parents, community members, childcare/family support professionals, non-profit professionals, medical/human services providers, faith organizations

To register:

 Create an account or log in to an existing account with the Central Rivers AEA at this link: https://my.aea267.k12.ia.us/

After creating an account click the following link and select the sections tab to register for the Cedar Falls Connections Matter Workshop: https://goo.gl/i93t5p 

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, June 5th - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Cedar falls, IA