Trauma Informed Care: Adverse Childhood Experiences

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Adverse childhood experiences, such as childhood abuse and neglect, have been implicated in a number of chronic health issues including ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, skeletal fractures and liver disease. Trauma informed care aims to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging, using the knowledge of the impact of trauma in people’s lives. Through multiple learning activities, you will demonstrate basic strategies to create a more supportive care environment – at the bedside, in the clinic, at the nurses’ station and beyond.

Who Should Attend?  All healthcare professionals desiring to learn how to implement trauma informed care and appropriately communicate with victims of adverse childhood experiences.

Program Outline

  • The emerging Relationship to Chronic Disease
  • Trauma Informed Care: What is it? What does it look like?
  • Creating a Trauma Informed Nursing Practice
  • Resilience: Relationship to Trauma & Trauma Informed Care
  • Strengths-Based Approach to Uncover & Support Resilience

Contact Hours:  6.25

Speaker:  Annette Garner, MSN, RN, CNE

Program Testimonials

“Annette was prepared and had researched her topic thoroughly. Her delivery was warm, open, friendly and competent.”

“I plan to educate the health staff I supervise about ACEs and the chronic diseases that emerge for high ACEs. Also discuss how to support resilience and practice mindfulness at work.”

“Wonderful class, very informative and interactive.”

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Additional Information

Registration includes: Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast and snacks.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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