Faces of ACEs and Resiliency

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Recognizing Our Young Artists

The Area Substance Abuse Council, in partnership with the Marion Arts Council, is holding a recognition event to honor the children in our community who provided art work to be displayed at the Faces of ACEs event scheduled in March.  Due to weather, that event was cancelled and the art will now be displayed in the lobby of Marion’s Lowe Park for a portion of the summer.  This recognition event will be held at 6:00 on June 11 at Lowe Park.

The Faces of ACEs event is a celebration of art produced by children who have suffered from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).  These children use art as a way to express their emotions and their lived experiences.  Research has shown that children who suffer trauma have a predilection toward physical and mental illnesses in adulthood.  By using art and other resiliency practices, these children can overcome their earlier trauma to become happy and healthy adults.

Please join us on June 11 to celebrate our youth and encourage resiliency in our community.

For further questions or if you have interest in participating in future events, please contact Cody Crawford at 319-390-1184  x190 or email at ccrawford@asac.us.

By: Cody Crawford, Certified Prevention Specialist

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