(OERP) Videoconference Series-The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study: How it Can Help, and Hurt, Clinical Practice 12.11.19

December 11, 2020

Office of Educational Resources and Planning (OERP) Videoconference Series

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, originally published in 1998, illuminated the graded relationship between negative experiences in early life and long-term medical and mental health consequences.  Since then, multiple studies have yielded comparable results and there has been an increased push to provide clinical services in a trauma-informed manner.  While this is a significant step in the right direction, there has been ongoing debate about the utility of ACE assessments in clinical settings, and particularly with marginalized communities.  Ultimately, the potential dangers of relying too heavily on assessing ACE scores need to be considered and more effort put into promoting resilience and protective factors while teaching skills that can help buffer traumatic experiences.

Target Audience

This is an introductory program intended for physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors, therapists and other clinicians working in mental health settings.  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

 

 

  • Discuss the results and implications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study.
  • Discuss the dangers of relying too heavily on ACE assessments.
  • Identify resilience and protective factors that have been shown to buffer ACEs and improve clinical outcomes.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/02/2019
Course expires: 
06/30/2020
Event starts: 
12/11/2020 - 1:00pm
Event ends: 
12/11/2020 - 3:00pm

Paula Marie Powe, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Medical Director, Matilda Theiss Early Child Development and School-Based Behavioral Health

 

 

 

 

 

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

 

 

Accreditation and credit designation

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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