12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. | August 17, 2021| 1.5 contact hours or 1 CMEs
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic or stressful experiences, such as child maltreatment or household dysfunction, that occur during childhood or adolescence. ACEs can harm a child’s brain and its development, which can lead to a number of health and social problems. Children exposed to adverse experiences are more likely to have developmental delays as young children, engage in risky behaviors as youth (e.g. use drugs or alcohol); experience failure in school or work; be depressed, anxious, or even suicidal; and have a major correlation with the development of substance use disorders
Armed with powerful new insights into how toxic stress changes the physiology of early brain development and leads to a higher risk for substance use disorders, we can begin to find sustainable solutions by providing compassionate care and empowering resilient, self-healing communities. Science also shows that resilience and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) influence health and well-being. The good news is that resilience, which includes positive connections, can be learned and cultivated at any age.
This training will provide an introductory overview of the science of stress, how ACEs greatly increase the risk for substance misuse, explore National and Maine State data that highlight risk factors, and finally discuss how to build resilience and demonstrate the importance of trauma-informed care and strategies to foster healing in addressing the overdose crisis. This approach reduces barriers to improve health equity and allows people to meet people who use where they are in their process of recovery.
You will be able to:
- Describe brain development and the impact of toxic stress.
- Identify the 10 ACEs in childhood and summarize the connection between ACEs and substance misuse and SUDs.
- Discuss how harm-reduction strategies are a trauma-informed approach.
About the Presenter
Ruby Parker, MS Ruby is the Engagement & Education Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Ruby provides education across the state to build awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of protective factors in building resilience. Read more
Contact hours A completed evaluation is required to receive 1.5 contact hours for the following:
1.5 Continuing Medical Education 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 the Maine Medical Education Trust and (CCSME). The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians
1.5 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1.5 contact hours for CHES/MCHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
Certificate of attendance for 1.5 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.
1.5 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
1.5 contact hours for prevention from the Maine Prevention Certification Board: This training has been pre-approved by the Maine Prevention Certification Board and meets the requirements for Prevention Specialist Certification in Maine.