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2015 Violence, Abuse and Toxic Stress: An Update on Trauma-informed Care in Children and Youth

Date: 
Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015
Location: 
San Francisco, CA
Sponsoring Agency: 
American Academy of Pediatrics
Description: 

What is the Violence, Abuse and Toxic Stress in Pediatrics Course?
Many children and youth are exposed to trauma and adverse experiences that, if left unaddressed, can lead to toxic stress and affect lifelong health, wellness and development. This course will help health care providers to identify children who have experienced adversity and toxic stress and to understand trauma, its presentation and risk factors. "Trauma-informed" perspectives, treatments, resiliency and self-care will also be discussed. This three and one-half day course includes the recent science, evidence base and treatments of adversity and toxic stress and is provided by experts in the field. Interactive case-based sessions allow for discussion on some of the most challenging issues. There is ample opportunity for networking.

Leaning Objectives

By participating in this live CME activity, you will be better able to:

  • Explore what is known about the science and impact of trauma and toxic stress on brain development and overall development and behavior of children and youth
  • Recognize the clinical presentations and effects of trauma in children, youth, and their families
  • Recognize the effects of trauma on certain populations
  • Develop a trauma-informed understanding and approach to caring for children, youth and their families who have been exposed to trauma
  • Recognize the importance of self-care and collaboration when caring for children, youth and their families who have been exposed to trauma
  • Promote healing and resilience of children, youth and their families who have been exposed to trauma and toxic stress

You should attend this course if you are:

  • A health care provider interested in addressing toxic stress in the families you serve
  • A health care provider interested in creating better approaches to addressing social determinants of health
  • A health care provider interested in developing your practice, your hospital, your clinic as a "trauma informed" endeavor
  • A health care provider interested in networking with other professionals who are beginning to recognize the importance of adverse childhood experiences in health outcomes across the age continuum
  • A health care provider interested in applying the latest human development science to your practice