ACS Annual Event 2013 - ACS Forward at Forty
November 13, 2013
On November 13, 2013, friends and supporters of ACS joined together at the Union Club of Boston to celebrate ACS’s 40 years of support for court-involved youth and their families. ACS honored Dr. Bessel van der Kolk for his extraordinary research into the effective treatment of complex trauma in children. His work has been highly influential in helping ACS understand the challenges faced by court-involved youth and their families. Dr. van der Kolk has been the Medical Director of The Trauma Center in Boston for the past 30 years. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University Medical School and serves as the Director of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Complex Trauma Network.
ACS also honored Dr. Dan Jacobs and Mr. Pete Caron.
Dr. Daniel H. Jacobs, who was named ACS’s “Founding Father,” is a psychiatrist and analyst with a broad interest in the problems of youth, particularly development of low self-esteem in adolescents. A graduate of Case Western Reserve medical school, he served for two years as a staff psychiatrist at a federal youth facility in Michigan. As former Director of the Cambridge Court Clinic, Dan provided invaluable vision and wisdom in the formative years of ACS.
Mr. Pete Caron was also honored as ACS’s “Indispensable Friend.” Mr. Caron is Founder and Principal of Consultierge Professional Services, a Greater Boston technology coaching, support and services organization that he founded in 2002. Since 2005 Pete has provided ACS with vital IT support, insuring the integrity of the agency’s clinical records.
"Surely what we all collectively contribute to the mission of ACS is an investment in our shared vision for the society we all want to live in…a society that values each of these kids and advocates for their needs.” - Pete Caron, ACS’ “Indispensable Friend”