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:
- Gain insight and tools on ACEs, toxic stress, ACE screening, and unique populations experiencing ACEs to assess their local communities, to then –
- 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:
- 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.
- Identify how to introduce and integrate ACEs and toxic stress screening into clinical care, aligning with trauma-informed care principles.
- Describe special populations at increased risk of ACEs and toxic stress.
- Identify at least three strategies to facilitate warm handoffs and referrals to community resources.