Enduring Materials
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speakers: Cheryl Geisthardt, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Central Michigan University; Onoriode Edeh, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners; and Furhut Janssen, DO, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners

Podcast: Episode 1: Defining Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Their Detrimental Effect on the Health of Children and Adults

In this first episode, adverse childhood experiences will be defined and the ten types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE study will be reviewed. The impact of ACEs on both physical and mental health and the relationship between ACEs and risky behavior will be discussed.
 
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speakers: Furhut Janssen, DO, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners; Onoriode Edeh, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners; and Kai Anderson, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners

Podcast: Episode 2: The Physiological Effects of Trauma and Toxic Stress on the Brain

In this second episode, experts will discuss the expanding evidence across fields of neuroscience, genetics and epidemiology regarding the physiological effects of trauma and toxic stress with attention to the epigenetic modifications and impact on gene expression seen in patients with ACEs. In addition, the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in the central stress response will be reviewed.
 
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speakers: Lourdes Morales-Dopico, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners; Kyle Rutledge, MD, Resident Physician in Psychiatry, Central Michigan University Medical Education Partners, and Cheryl Geisthardt, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Central Michigan University

Podcast: Episode 3: Assessing for ACEs

In this third episode, the techniques and tools for assessing for ACEs in the pediatric and adolescent population will be reviewed. An experienced pediatrician will describe mechanisms for establishing a good rapport with teens especially those from foster care or detention centers. In addition, mechanisms for enhancing parenting skills and connecting families to community resources will be discussed.
 
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Speaker: Larissa Niec, PhD
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speaker: Dr. Larissa Niec, a Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University

Podcast: Episode 4: Parent Child Interaction Therapy: An Evidence-Based Intervention

In this fourth episode, Dr. Larissa Niec describes Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as an evidence based intervention for young children and their parents or caregivers. PCIT focuses on decreasing externalizing child behavior, increasing child social skills, and improving the parent-child attachment relationship.
 
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speaker: Sarah Domoff PhD, Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Central Michigan University

Podcast: Episode 5: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: An Evidence-Based Intervention

In this fifth episode, Dr. Sarah Domoff describes trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy as an evidence-based intervention. She focuses on the need for providers to obtain a trauma history for pediatric patients and review the role of a trauma narrative as a psychological technique.
 
Responding to ACEs: Resources for Resilience
 
April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2023
Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Social Workers, all Healthcare workers, K-12 Educators
Speakers: James Gerhart PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Central Michigan University; and John Lopes Jr. DHSc, PA-C, Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program, Central Michigan University

Podcast: Episode 6: Adults Dealing with ACEs

In this sixth and final episode, Dr. James Gerhart and Dr. John Lopes describe the association of ACEs with adverse chronic health conditions in adults. They discuss the role of cognitive behavioral therapy in treating adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and the use of motivational interviewing for adults with ACEs. In addition, they review the impact of transgenerational transmission of trauma and its link to substance abuse disorder.