ACEs, Toxic Stress, and the
Epigenetic Effects of Trauma
Date:Friday November 6th, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:15pm (CST)
Where: Online (Zoom)
CEUs: 3 hours (Iowa Board of Social Work and Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences)*
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This workshop provides participants an overview of the complex relationship between exposure to adversity and traumatic experiences and their effects on infant, child, and adult physical and mental health. Topics will include 1) a discussion of the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, 2) the effects of traumatic stress (or toxic stress) on infant and child brain development, 3) the long-term effects of traumatic stress on physical health and well-being, and 4) the role of epigenetics in the intergenerational transmission of trauma. Additional topics will include ways in which clinicians, agencies, and organizations can integrate assessment strategies for detecting trauma in their client populations, along with evidenced-based and promising interventions to mitigate the effects of traumatic stress. All participants will receive a copy of the PowerPoint, video recording of the session, and a CEU certificate (if requested).
*CEUs are typically applicable to out-of-state licensing boards of similar professions. If you are unsure if these credits will apply, it is recommended you contact your state’s licensing board for confirmation).