The goal of this training is to raise the capacity of health care providers to advance trauma-informed communities in support of ACE screening and coordinated prevention and treatment to mitigate the toxic stress response.
Through this training, organizational leaders will be able to:
1) gain insight and tools on ACEs, toxic stress, ACE screening, and unique populations experiencing ACEs to assess their local communities, to then -
2) identify and engage community-based services to provide a warm handoff for patients and their families to gain access to ongoing support in the community.
This training is for you if you are a:
• Certified Nurse Midwife
• Certified Nurse Practitioner
• Group Certified Nurse Practitioners
• Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services Providers
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Individual, Group
• Licensed Nurse Midwife
• Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor – Individual, Group
• Marriage and Family Therapist – Individual, Group
• Physician Group
• County Hospital – Outpatient
• County Clinics not associated with a Hospital
• Indian Health Services (IHS)/Memorandum of Agreement
• Otherwise Undesignated Clinic
• Outpatient Heroin Detox Center
• Rehabilitation Clinic
• Rural Health Clinic (RHC)/Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
• In-state and border providers
Participants will learn how to:
1. Define Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their prevalence, health disparities in these data, toxic stress physiology, and related impacts on health, including underlying biological mechanisms.
2. Identify how to introduce and integrate ACEs and toxic stress screening into clinical care, aligning with trauma-informed care principles.
3. Describe special populations at increased risk of ACEs and toxic stress.
4. Identify at least three strategies to facilitate warm handoffs and referrals to community resources.