CCBC Choices 2016: Great New Books for Children and Great New Books for Older Children & Teens
Registration has closed, as of 5pm April 21st.
Date: Friday April 22, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 3pm
Location: Neenah Public Library, 240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah [map & driving directions]
|9:30 - 10am||Arrive / coffee & conversation / browse the books [Shattuck Community Room]|
|10 - 11:30am||Great New Books for Children (Birth – Grade 5) [Shattuck Community Room]||Breakout session: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress on the Developing Minds of our Children and Youth [Aylward Room]|
|11:30am - 1pm||browse the books / lunch [Shattuck Community Room]|
|12 - 12:30pm||Lunch session: Reach Out and Read Initiative [Shattuck Community Room]|
|1 - 2:30pm||Great New Books for Older Children and Teens (Grades 6-12) [Shattuck Community Room]||Breakout session: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress on the Developing Minds of our Children and Youth [Aylward Room]|
|2:30 - 3pm||browse the books [Shattuck Community Room]|
The Main Event:
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) librarians Merri Lindgren and Megan Schliesman will talk about Great New Books for Children, and Great New Books for Teens, highlighting selected books from CCBC Choices 2016.
Books included in CCBC Choices 2016 will be available for hands-on examination.
The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC), located on the UW-Madison campus, serves as a children's literature library for adults, a book examination center, and a research library.
- The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress on the Developing Minds of our Children and Youth
(The afternoon presentation will be a repeat of the morning session.)
The term “ACEs” comes from the CDC/Kaiser-Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, a groundbreaking public health study that discovered that childhood trauma leads to the onset of many of the health and social challenges faced by our community. Adverse childhood experiences (abuse, neglect, mentally ill parent, drug/alcohol addicted family member, incarcerated family member, domestic violence, loss of parent/divorce) harm children's developing brains so profoundly that the effects continue to impact their lives decades later.
The study showed that ACEs are common (2/3 of respondents had one ACE) and the more ACEs you have, the greater the risk for chronic disease, mental illness and a variety of social problems. For example, people with an ACE score of 4 are twice as likely to be smokers and seven times more likely to be alcoholic, have a 400% increased risk of heart disease, and a 1200% increased risk of suicide. In fact, through the original study and hundreds of replications at the national and state levels, we understand that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are the most basic and long-lasting cause of health risk behaviors, mental illness, social malfunction, disease, disability, healthcare costs, and early death.
Many of the agencies working in our community, from day care centers and libraries, to doctor offices and transportation, are working with children, youth and adults, whose challenges/barriers (homelessness, abuse, poverty, mental illness) represent the “downstream” wreckage of ACEs, requiring us all to find a new way to serve… this new way is called “Trauma Informed Care”.
Presenter: Beth Clay, Executive Director of N.E.W. Mental Health Connection
- Reach Out and Read Initiative
Since January of 2015, the Appleton Public Library has been busy promoting the Reach Out and Read program throughout the Fox Cities. ROR is an evidence-based, non-profit organization of medical providers who promote pre-literacy and school readiness in exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advising parents about the importance of reading aloud. Promoting this innovative early literacy program has been made possible due to a generous grant from the United Way Fox Cities.
Presenter: Abbey J. Unruh, Library Physician Liaison at Appleton Public Library
Sponsored by Winnefox, OWLS, and NFLS
Continuing education contact hours: 6.5