The Impact of Childhood Trauma and Violence on Physical Health Comorbidities
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess the relationship between childhood trauma and adult well-being. Traumatic childhood experiences have been linked to a variety of changes in brain structure and function. With a specific focus on childhood abuse, neglect and family dysfunction, data collected from the ACE study suggests that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death. This session will explore the results of the ACE study and emphasize that prevention of some of our nation’s worst health and social problems might start with understanding that these issues might be consequences of adverse childhood experiences.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to
- Review study results from adverse childhood experiences that identified their profound negative effect on health and well-being
- State the impact of childhood trauma and violence on physical health comorbidities
Method of Participation
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Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:
- Completing the entire activity
- Completing the Pre- and Post-Activity Assessments, Activity Evaluation, and Application for Certificate of Credit forms
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Vincent J. Felitti, MD
co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of California
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CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
- 1.00 AMA - Physicians
- 1.00 ANCC - Nurses
- 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance