Sunday, October 30, 2011

ACE Video -- Short

I revamped the video the other day.  I cut it in half.  Check it out:

Jason and Melissa Culver
Google Search Terms: ACE Overcomers, video, short, bible study

Friday, October 28, 2011

Training Seminar

Understanding and Overcoming the Cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Speaker: Dave Lockridge, BA, BS
Executive Director of ACE Overcomers
Target Audience: Health Care and Social Service Providers, City and County Workers, Educators, Law Enforcement, Community Resource Persons.

Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 1pm-5pm
Location: Rossotti Center 1045 W. 25th St, Merced 95340
Between Applegate Zoo and Kiddieland. Park Behind Zoo.
Cost: $85

Learning Objectives:
Participants will understand the:
       definitions of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
       physiological and emotional effects of abuse and dysfunction
       connection between ACEs and poor decision-making

Participants will learn how to:
       improve poor behavior of children and teens
       improve the emotional regulation of children and teens
       break the cycle of abuse and dysfunction

Please contact Dave Lockridge at
or call (209) 617-4688 if you wish to attend.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

You Are Beautiful

In the ugliness of abuse the after-effects are long-lasting.  They are like the searing sting of a branding.  ACE seeks to rewrite that damage with a new future--something beautiful.

I found this video to be profoundly beautiful.  Enjoy this brief video.  Maybe it can bring healing to a seared spot in your heart.

Jason and Melissa Culver

Friday, October 21, 2011

Dinner 2011 Update

Our first ever ACE Overcomers Fundraiser Dinner was a huge success.  Thank you to everyone who came, everyone who volunteered, everyone who donated something.  We could not have put this together without you.  The food was wonderful, the conversation was excellent, the presentation was profound, the testimonies were amazing.  The whole event was just plain spectacular.  Thank you, again.  I will leave you with just a few images of the event:

Because of His love,
Jason and Melissa Culver

Saturday, October 8, 2011

CDC - ACE Study

In the link below (the image) you can find the ACE Study located on the Center for Disease Control website. Using the links to the left (in the blue area) you can maneuver through the data, the statistics, the demographics, and more.

The bible study that we facilitate was developed after these findings were discovered.

Jason and Melissa Culver
Google Search Terms: ACE Study, Center for Disease Control, ACE Overcomers

Friday, October 7, 2011

Local Studies

Here is the two-sided brochure announcing a new bible study at First Baptist Church of Merced.  If you or someone you know would benefit from attending this study, please share this link with them.  This study meets during the first hour of worship at 9:00am.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason or Melissa (contact information).

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More local studies are starting soon.  Check back for more times and dates.

Rejoicing in His abundant grace,
Jason and Melissa Culver

Posters 2011

Here are the posters for the up-coming banquet/dinner.  When you see one around town, pause and tell someone about ACE.  Get the word out.  Let others know what ACE is about.
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Jason and Melissa Culver
Google Search Terms: ACE Overcomers, fundraiser dinner, posters

ACE Promo Video 2011

Here is a quick video that showcases the vision for ACE.

Leave a comment.  Let us know what you think.

Jason and Melissa Culver
Google Search Terms: promo video, ACE Overcomers, child abuse prevention, ministry vision, Bible study, discipleship, counseling, missions work, local, missions