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Merced, CA 95341


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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 the skills of self-awareness, self-efficacy, moral control, self-reflection, emotion regulation, and strategies for promoting emotional expression, mindfulness, resilience, and problem solving techniques.

…the program has considerable appeal for participants.


Participants attend the 12-week program during which they participate in weekly, 2-hour group sessions. They receive a workbook that provides summaries of the weekly lessons and information. For the secular version, the sessions and workbook chapters include quotations from well-known scientists, scholars, and philosophers to support the lessons and points. For the religious version, the sessions and workbook chapters use biblical verses to support the lessons and points. Otherwise, the two versions of the program are equivalent in the material provided and discussed.


…the findings provide empirical evidence for the efficacy of ACE Overcomers in improving emotion regulation skills, psychological resilience and well-being, quality of life, illness days, and somatic symptoms…

  Evaluation of the ACE Overcomers Program

A Technical Report Prepared by:
Linda D. Cameron, Ph.D., Paul Carroll, B. A., and William Kyle Hamilton, B. A.
University of California, Merced
September 20, 2016

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A Curriculum  for Teens and Adults

when Faith-Based Material is Not Appropriate. 

Learn Trauma-Informed and Resilience-Focused Principles

Improve the Self-Control and Emotion Regulation of Clients & Staff

Improve Compliance & Reduce Conflict

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"The class is highly organized, and systematic. This is an important element and it has been done in an exceptional manner. The  concepts and definitions learned throughout the lessons are invaluable to anyone pursuing personal development." Sally Pritchett, Program Sgt. ,Monterey Co. Deputy Sheriff


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has invited

Dave Lockridge to go to Washington D.C. and present the work of

ACE Overcomers to Shannon Royce, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  

1-Day seminar to improve delivery of service and
improve employee relations.
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PO Box 734
Merced, CA 95341

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Building Healthy Life Skills
January 14th, 2019
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If you minister to the hurting, learn how
ACE Overcomers can help you reach and impact lives with a powerful combination of scientific and biblical principles.



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Ventura County Probation Staff Comments
"Very informative, Great presentation"
"Outstanding Instructor, Impactful"
"Good Info, I Hope this is made a part of CORE training for new staff "
"All teachers, parents, law enforcement, and medical professionals should take this class"  

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These leaders impact thousands.

Learning powerful principles that give freedom from the effects of trauma.

Lockridge – a grandfather, former pastor and businessman – is executive director of ACE Overcomers, an organization he created to provide programs to “overcome addiction, depression, anxiety, and anger caused by a childhood filled with abuse, neglect and household dysfunction.”   
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 A person who suffered adverse childhood experiences can undergo serious health effects throughout life, even dying up to 20 years earlier than a person who never underwent those experiences, said Dave Lockridge, executive director for Adverse Childhood Experiences Overcomers (ACE) in Merced County.   Read more >

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

- John 16:33


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