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Are you looking for training for your staff or agency? There a many different training's provided by our coalition. If you do not see one below that meets your needs, please contact us directly and we can customize a training to fit your needs.


What does ACEs stand for? What are epigenetics? Why is this important to me, my family, business, community?

NEAR science stands for Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs and Resilience.

Work with our certified trainers to gain more information on the research regarding Neuroscience, Epigenetics and ACEs. Depending on your needs and what you already know about NEAR science, these presentations can be customized to meet the needs of your staff or agency.

Enter your information below if you would like more information.

Five Protective Factors

What can I do to help mitigate the effects of ACEs? How do I make sure that my kids are protected? How can I work with families and children who are experiencing stress.

Strengthening Families™ is a research-informed approach to increase family strengths, enhance child development and reduce the likelihood of child abuse and neglect.  It is based on engaging families, programs and communities in building five protective factors:

  • Parental resilience

  • Social connections

  • Knowledge of parenting and child development

  • Concrete support in times of need

  • Social and emotional competence of children


Contact us by email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or you may call the United Way at 509-248-1557 to set up a training.

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