In the Community Center. Belmonter Linda O’Neal will speak about the impact of adverse childhood experiences across the lifespan. Adverse Childhood Experiences, also known as ACEs, affect the developing brains in children and have a potential lifelong impact on health and well being. Linda O’Neal has attended Belmont UMC since 1987 and has served 30 years as executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. In that capacity she led advocacy efforts to improve the quality of life for children and families. She will share research on ACEs and their impact over an entire lifetime. There are things individuals and organizations can do to prevent and mitigate ACEs, and Linda will share information on that also. The cost for lunch is $10 and meal reservations are due no later than Monday, February 4. Call 615-383-0832 to make your reservation. This event is sponsored by Belmont UMC’s United Methodist Women (UMW).