ATTACh 2024: 36th Annual Childhood Trauma and Attachment Conference

Aurora, CO US
September 12, 2024 to September 14, 2024

Activity description

These materials are only intended for those that have participated in the Medical Track of ATTACh 2024: 36th Annual Childhood Trauma and Attachment Conference, September 12 - 14, 2024. Credit should be claimed after the conclusion of the conference. 

These sessions will delve into the intricate relationships between various forms of trauma and health outcomes, highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in addressing the needs of affected populations. Participants will engage with a range of topics, including the intergenerational impact of forced migration, the balancing act between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs), innovative approaches to enhance parental engagement in childcare programs, the connection between early adversities and chronic illnesses, and comprehensive strategies for assessing and treating children with trauma and developmental concerns. These sessions aim to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to foster resilience, promote healing and improve health outcomes for individuals and communities with trauma. 

Provided by
This activity is jointly provided by Optum Health Education and ATTACh.

Commercial support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of licensed professional counselors, nurses, pharmacists/pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists and social workers who have participated in ATTACh 2024: 36th Annual Childhood Trauma and Attachment Conference.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the distinctions between refugees and immigrants, the stages of the refugee journey and the concept of ambiguous grief to better address intergenerational trauma and foster resilience.
  • Identify the interaction between ACEs and PCEs, the brain’s capacity for change and strategies to leverage the Four Building Blocks of HOPE to support child and youth development.
  • Discuss techniques to mitigate barriers to parental engagement in programs, increase participation and foster cohesion in telehealth settings.
  • Describe risk factors for chronic diseases stemming from ACEs, including the mechanisms linking these experiences to health outcomes, focusing on interventions to mitigate these risks.
  • Review multidisciplinary assessment and treatment strategies for children with trauma and developmental concerns, including those affected by abusive head trauma, emphasizing collaborative care and long-term follow-up. 
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 12.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 12.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 12.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 12.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 12.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 12.00 ASWB - Social Workers
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
09/12/2024 - 12:01am EDT
Event ends: 
09/14/2024 - 11:59pm EDT
Hyatt Regency Aurora Denver Conference Center
13200 E 14th Pl
Aurora, CO 80011
United States

Steven Berkowitz, MD
Professor in Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Antonia Chiesa, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect

Rashaan Ford, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado

Evelin Gomez, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Ellen Guess
Occupational Therapist II
Children's Hospital of Colorado

Jacob Holzman, PhD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine

Char Jacobs, PT
Associate Clinical Manager, Inpatient Physician Therapy
Children's Hospital of Colorado

Mark Lott, PhD
Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Colorado Anschutz Department of Psychiatry

Veronique P. Mead, SEP, PPNP
Chronic Illness Trauma Studies

Robert D. Sege, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Community Stakeholder Engagement
Lead Navigator
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Linda Thai
Chief Executive Officer
Linda Thai Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Kathryn Wells, MD, FAAP
Executive Director Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Julie Yaroni, MS, OTR/L, OTD
Occupational Therapy
Children's Hospital Colorado

Jodi Zik, MD
Senior Instructor, Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Activity planners
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education

David Allen     
Director of Foster Care Operations        

Jules Alvarado, MA, LPC        
Sr. Clinical Consultant    
Alvarado Consulting

Darlene Brace-Torres, LCSW, LAC, ACS, ADS, RYT-200        
Adjunct Professor & Behavioral Health Director     
GSSW University of Denver & Inner City Health Center

Sharon Cacciato, MA    
Clinical Advisor    

Erin Coughlin, MFTC, LPCC        
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate     
Evergreen Psychotherapy

Jill Crewes, MSW    
Director of Child & Family Services    
All God's Children

Allison Day, OTR-L        
Occupational Therapist    
Pueblo Pediatric Therapy Center

Joseph Kleman    
Creator & Founder        
Omni Cube Creator 

Terry Levy, PhD, DAPA, BCFE    
Evergreen Psychotherapy

Lakhyani Mansi V.    
Doctoral Student        
University of Denver

Chris Markov, MBA    
Optum Behavioral Health

Syd Martin, MS, OTR/L, BCP        
Occupational Therapist    
Children's Hospital Colorado

Mary McGowan    
Executive Director        

Stacey Notch    
Director Business Operations        

Amy Peterson, LCSW        
Center for Attachment and Trauma Services, Inc.

Randall Radetsky, LPCC, NCC         
Evergreen Psychotherapy

Samantha Radetsky     
Therapist at All Health

Shelli Rose, LMFT, LPC, RPT-S        
Shelli Rose Counseling, LLC

Warrick Stewart, EdD, CRC, LPC, LCMHC    
The Recovery Centers USA

Alex Wolff, MSW
Case Consultant Coordinator    
Colorado Office of the Child's Representative

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, Optum Health Education (OHE) requires all those in control of educational content to disclose their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. Ineligible companies are defined by the ACCME as companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients. Individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies and regardless of their view of the relevance of the relationship to the education. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.


Accreditation statement
Joint Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Optum Health Education and ATTACh. Optum Health Education 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements
The participant will be awarded up to 12.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 12.00 contact hours ([1.2] CEUs) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 12.00 contact hours.
Unique Activity Number(s):   JA0007123-9999-24-013-L99-P/T

Optum Health Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 12.00 CE hours.

Social workers
ACE LogoAs a Jointly Accredited Organization, Optum Health Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 12.00 live continuing education credits.

Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals. Check with your board to be sure.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization from which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 12.00 ACPE - Pharmacists
  • 12.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • 12.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 12.00 ANCC - Nurses
  • 12.00 APA - Psychologists
  • 12.00 Attendance - General Attendance
  • 12.00 ASWB - Social Workers
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