Foundation Scholar Event - Overcoming Adverse Childhood Events

Monday, 10/29/2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Coats Campus Center, Wille Hall

Overcoming adverse childhood experiences to become your best self

Dr. Lisa Féinics will use personal narrative and science to highlight the power we all have to be resilient in spite of traumatic childhood events. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) shape our future, and although they can have a negative impact, they do not define who we are. Learn how Dr. Féinics used the power of perseverance, neuro-linguistic reprogramming, and hope to find the resilience needed to reshape her future into something unexpected.

Tickets: $10. Get your tickets here.
Free student tickets will be available at Coats Campus Center info desk (COCC) and the Student Life Office at OSU-Cascades (Tykeson Hall Room 110).

About the presenter
Dr. Lisa Féinics is a former foster youth who graduated with a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington. She has worked as both a scientist and an educator at biomedical research institutes and universities in the United States and abroad. Her current area of expertise focuses on the impacts of complex trauma, both on the brain and the development of the self. She coaches students with lived-experience in foster care toward college success at Portland Community College. Her book, "Alternate Ending: An Inspirational True Story about Beating the Odds," was published in 2016.

This program is presented by United Way of Deschutes County and TRACEs Central Oregon, with additional support from Brooks Resources Corp., Associated Students of COCC, Associated Students of OSU-Cascades and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.

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