Fighting ACE’s in Family Law and Creating a Trauma Informed Profession – *includes 1CLE and 1CFP

August 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT


“Exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is the greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today.” – Robert Block, MD, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Sustained toxic stress early in life, without buffering relationships, can significantly alter the brain’s architecture, development, and health throughout the lifespan. The immediate and long-term effects of unaddressed ACEs can manifest in everything from preschool expulsion to school violence, addiction, depression, chronic disease, unemployment, and early death. To break the Inter-generational cycle of trauma and ACEs, a cross sector Public Health prevention approach must be used. This session will explain ACEs, their impact on the brain, and examine trauma-informed approaches to care. Participants will learn how ACE’s impact our society and what divorce professionals should know.

Learn more about preventing ACEs in your community by assuring safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments.

Our presenter will be Eddie Stephens a Board Certified Family Law Attorney who has practiced family law in Palm Beach County for his entire legal career.

With 25 years of litigation experience, Eddie specializes in high-conflict, high-asset divorce cases.  He focuses on helping clients with domestic legal issues such as property division, business valuation, child support and spousal support, child custody and visitation, post-judgment modifications, child relocation, same sex marriages, and both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Eddie has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a professional rating indicating the highest ethical standards and professional ability.  Eddie has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America ®, a peer-review publication recognizing the top 4% of attorneys in the country.

We have 1 general CLE or 1 certified Marital and Family Law credit issued by the Florida Bar, and 1 CFP credit for NADP Members. Many states recognize Florida CLEs so check with your Bar. This presentation will also meet the requirements of the New York and Illinois Bar for credit as it is taught by a Florida attorney.

NADP membership includes access to NADP Monthly Member Meeting held the 3rd Tuesday every month at 12- 1:30 noon EST.

All meetings include:

  • NADP Ed Talks presented by Thought Leaders and Divorce-Industry Experts
  • Opportunity to network and connect with fellow members
  • Association Updates/Announcements


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