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Tuesday, August 18 • 12:50pm - 4:00pm
NEAR: Getting to the Heart of Why Some Children Struggle to Thrive At School & What We Can Do To Help (3 Hour Session) FILLING

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An in-depth look at the NEAR Sciences (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs], & Resiliency) and why this information is critical for educators and teachers of all grade levels. We will present the latest research and scientific innovations in an informative and engaging manner; using stories and anecdotes from our work with children and families. We will explore some of the dynamics that make traditional classroom environments challenging for some children to thrive. We hope to leave you inspired and empowered!

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Katie Eilers

Katie Eilers, RN, MPH, MSN is the Assistant Director for Community Health for the Kitsap Public Health District. In this role, she oversees a variety of parent-child health programs including First Steps, Nurse Family Partnership, Service to Children with Special Healthcare Needs and lactation support. She also manages the Health District’s chronic disease prevention team that focuses on obesity-prevention, built environment strategies... Read More →
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Kody Russell

ACEs & Resiliency Project Director, Kitsap Strong
Kody Russell, MSW, is the Project Director for Kitsap Strong - ACEs & Resiliency Project, which is a collective impact process focused on addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and intergenerational poverty in Kitsap County. This position is joint funded through the Gate's Family Foundation, Kitsap Community Foundation, United Way of Kitsap County, and the Suquamish Tribe. Kody has extensive knowledge and over 10 years practice... Read More →


Tuesday August 18, 2015 12:50pm - 4:00pm
Library