Entries by Dave

Transforming Lives: ACE Overcomers Teams Up with Dignity Health and Local Partners to Aid the Homeless

In an uplifting development for Merced County, ACE Overcomers has launched an innovative program aimed at aiding the homeless, thanks to substantial support from Dignity Health. This initiative, in collaboration with the Merced County Rescue Mission and UC Merced’s Translational Research Department targets the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among the unsheltered population. With […]

ACE Overcomers Introduces Parent Education Program in Merced County

In a significant boost to family welfare initiatives in Merced County, ACE Overcomers, in collaboration with Valley Children’s Hospital and Cultiva Central Valley, launched a groundbreaking Parent Education and Support Program. This pioneering two-year project, generously funded by the Central California Alliance for Health, is designed to cater to the Medi-Cal underserved populations, offering bilingual […]

Parents in Poverty Need a Break

ACE Overcomers – Improving the lives of young children and their families. Building Healthy Life Skills is an evidence-based curriculum which promotes children’s social competence, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills to reduce potential behavior problems.

Life-changing Parenting Class

ACE Overcomers – Improving the lives of young children and their families. Building Healthy Life Skills is an evidence-based curriculum which promotes children’s social competence, emotional regulation, and problem-solving skills to reduce potential behavior problems.

Ex-pastor marries science, Bible studies to heal wounds of childhood trauma

It wasn’t your everyday experience, hearing Bible verses mixed with particulars from epidemiology and neurobiology in the same breath. But that’s what Dave Lockridge was doing as the 20 people in his Monday night ACE Overcomers class at Gateway Community Church in Merced, CA, busily scribbled in their workbooks. Lockridge – a grandfather, former pastor and businessman – is executive director of ACE […]

ACE Overcomers study to be published in Child Abuse and Neglect!

“We did it!” Evaluation of an intervention promoting emotion regulation skills for adults with persisting distress due to adverse childhood experiences. Our first ACE Overcomers study will be published in May in Child Abuse and Neglect and available online: your personalized Share Link: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Wl82X18YDkQA This link provides you with free access to the article until […]

The Power of a Trauma-Informed Ministry

ACE Overcomers: The Center for Resiliency and Trauma-Informed Training The Valley Dream Center of Fresno, California hosted a 2-day training, conducted by ACE Overcomers.  40 individuals gathered for the 2-day training on The Power of a Trauma-Informed Ministry.  Most participants were from California’s Central Valley, along with attendees from San Diego, Oregon and New Mexico. […]

Who’s Squeezin’ Your Grapes?

There I was standing at the front of a class filled with trouble makers. The principal asked me to teach the “worst of the worst” students. He asked me to help the students overcome disruptive behavior, angry outbursts, and low academic performance. These were “at risk” kids at an alternative high school. As the students entered the classroom they […]