Entries by Dave

The “ACE Overcomers Radio Program” hosted by Dave Lockridge

TUNE IN:     Every week get the tools and skills to Overcome Life’s Difficulties. The “ACE Overcomers Radio Program” hosted by Dave Lockridge, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Healthy Life Skills Expert began airing on June 2nd on KYOS Radio (1480AM/107.3FM), Merced’s News Talk! SHOW TIME: Saturdays 9AM-9:30AM on KYOS Radio (1480AM/107.3FM) Listen Live: http://www.1480kyos.com/ SHOW DESCRIPTION: WARNING… REAL TALK… This […]


The entire ACE Overcomers staff joined the Valley Learning Community on February 13, 2018 in Clovis, California for a 1-day seminar on RESILIENCY. Strategies 2.0 facilitated the training, that brought together representatives from the following counties: Fresno, Kern, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare and Kings. Strategies 2.0 offers free training, consultation, peer learning, and other professional development […]

It’s Official- ACE Overcomers Demonstrates Evidence-Based Effectiveness!

Excerpts from the University of California Merced Study The ACE Overcomers Program offers considerable promise to address the gap in intervention programs for reducing the detrimental psychological, social, and health consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACES). The ACE Overcomers program builds…  with concrete steps aimed at remediating the effects of a stressful childhood.  Participants learn […]

ACE Overcomers at the Stanislaus County Family Domestic Violence Conference

Connecting with professionals between sessions who are familiar with the effects of domestic violence. Last week, I did a presentation about ACEs science and trauma for 150 people who attended Stanislaus County’s 17th Annual Family Domestic Violence Conference in Modesto, CA. The conference participants work in family court, social services, education, law enforcement, and probation. (L to […]

A Pastor’s Battle with Childhood Trauma

  [This week we have “Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs), a guest blog by Pastor Dave Lockridge of northern California (left). What a story, and what a persistent heart! – Kathy] From the Merced Sun Star, Merced County, CA: When I became a pastor as a young man, I was prepared to minister to my congregants […]

Former pastor helps people overcome traumatic childhood experiences

Atwater resident and executive director of ACE Overcomers Dave Lockridge, 61, speaks to teachers at the Merced Union High School District offices on Tuesday. A former pastor, Lockridge and ACE Overcomers are working to educate the Merced Union High School District on physical, mental and cognitive effects of adverse childhood experiences.  akuhn@mercedsunstar.com Merced Matters: Former pastor […]