Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Foundation for Trauma Informed Care

Continuing Education for Dental Professionals

(2.0 CE)

This session examines the science behind the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and its relationship to an individual's overall health and well-being. It demonstrates the intricacies between ACEs and an individual's propensity for developing chronic disease including cardiovascular, liver and respiratory diseases. This session also exposes the strength of ACEs as a social determinant to better understand and treat your patient’s physical and mental health.

August 31, 2018

10 AM - 12 PM

Penrose House

1661 Mesa Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being according to the Center for Disease Control. This study looked at chronic disease including cardiovascular, liver, and respiratory disease. It also looked at mental illness, learning difficulties, the relationship between ACEs and failure in schools, inability to manage behaviors, homelessness, poverty, and incarceration

Objectives: Upon completion of this 2.0 hours training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic biology of the effects of childhood trauma on neurodevelopment.

  2. Understand that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are common and highly interrelated.

  3. Understand dose-response related to many health and social problems. The collective impact of cumulative stress.

  4. Understand life-long effects of ACE’s and relationship of ACE score to health, mental/behavioral health and social problems.

  5. Understand the inter-generational aspects of ACEs.

  6. Explore the concept of Trauma Informed Care.


This training is led by Kathy Orr, RN BSN, Executive Director of Peaceful Households and an ACE Interface Master Trainer. Two CE credits will be awarded on completion of training.

Cost: $25.00

Participants: Continuing education credits issued for participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions.  It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.


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