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