ACEs in the Criminal Justice System
By Brandon Jones M.A.
Lutheran Family Services – December 16th, 2016
The overview: This workshop will explore the link between Adverse
Childhood Experiences of individuals and communities that interface with
The criminal justice system. We will discuss at their experiences,perceptions, beliefs and behaviors that may act as challenges in constructive development. We will discuss practical, culturally sensitive, trauma informed, outcome driven practices focused on progress.
The attendee will learn how to describe adverse childhood experiences; trauma and toxic stress affect biological,physiological, social, emotional, and brain development and the findings of the ACE study.
The attendee will learn how to describe a community’s adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress.
The attendee will learn how to make modifications to their work with individuals to incorporate an understanding of ACEs and an individual’s adaptive response(s) to environmental circumstances and toxic stress.
Understand the importance of being aware of personal perceptions and beliefs so not to add to the trauma.
Brandon Jones brings a down-to-earth and compassionate attitude to therapy. Brandon has practiced therapy now for close to 3 years. Some of his specializations in male development, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Historical and Intergenerational trauma, Social/Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Leadership, and Child Development. Born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Brandon has survived living in a home of domestic violence and various other forms of trauma. Brandon holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, a Masters in Community Psychology from Metropolitan State University, and a Masters in Psychotherapy (MFT) from Adler Graduate School. Brandon is also a 2013 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow. I live by the motto of “If you can manage your emotions, you can manage your situation.”
ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104