Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE): Changing the Narrative

Continuing Education for Medical Professionals

(1.5 CME)

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

8 AM - 9:30 AM

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 1.5 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.

Cost: $25.00

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Memorial Hospital: University of Colorado Health and Peaceful Households.


Memorial Hospital: University of Colorado Health is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Memorial Hospital: University of Colorado Health designates this live course for a maximum of 1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Speaker Disclosure: Kathy Orr, RN, BSN has no relevant financial relationships.

Disclosure:  UCHealth Memorial Hospital CME Committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose

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