The Monroe County Mental Health Coalition is holding an educational event and training in recognition of Mental Health Month on Friday, May 3rd from 8:30-10:30 in the Sparta City Hall Council Chambers.

This years’ educational presentation will be “Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Science of Risk, Resilience, and Health.” Partner organizations and community members are invite to attend this free, introductory educational session on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma-informed care. ACEs have been said to be the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.

This session will help you:
Understand how ACEs impact health and well-being across the lifespan
Increase self-awareness to approach your everyday work and interactions through a trauma-informed perspective
Learn how we can partner with our community to address ACEs and embed trauma-informed care approaches to improve health.

We will also be holding a proclamation signing from 8:30-8:45 and a presentation from Ms. Sparta, Emily Phillips, from 8:45-9:15.
Registration is not required, but preferred. To register, contact Kayleigh Day, Community Health Educator at