Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Trauma Informed Pediatric Care: Iowa ACEs Data and 21st Century Practice

This is an introductory course offering CPH — Free
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1.50 hours


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This course is designed for participants to increase knowledge on adverse childhood experiences(ACEs) and key tenants of trauma-informed pediatric care.

This course will cover:

  • ACEs and Iowa Specific Data
  • ACEs Health Impact
  • Framework ACEs and Toxic Stress
  • Provider Roles
  • Scenario Application

This training offers the learner self-assesments to test your skills. Some assessment activities focus on very specific data and/or details in the graphics. You may prefer a quiet environment with limited interruptions while taking this course.

What You'll Learn

  • Identify the Iowa specific data related to Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
  • Discuss ACEs impact on lifelong health, physical health, and mental health.
  • Review the framework for how adverse experiences and toxic stress lead to later health outcomes and risky behaviors.
  • Discuss the role of pediatric and family care providers in addressing toxic stress.
  • Apply trauma-informed care in primary care settings for creating support systems to prevent ACEs or intervene after ACEs occur.

Competency Terms

Communication Skills
Cultural Competency Skills

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