MaineHealth Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Educational Series

Part 1:  Addressing ACEs and Trauma in Pediatric Settings.
ACEs are a pervasive health epidemic affecting Maine children. ACEs studies have demonstrated a graded dose-response relationship between ACEs and poor long-term health outcomes. The MaineHealth ACEs Program aims to mitigate the long-term effects of exposure to multiple ACEs in our patient population, using an integrated and data-driven approach.
Steve DiGiovanni, MD, from Maine Medical Partners and Rebecca Brown, LCSW, from Maine Behavioral Healthcare co-host a series of educational offerings that cover the background of ACEs, how to screen for symptoms, and how to connect children and families to trauma treatment. These seminars are best suited for clinical staff, providers and administrative personnel at ambulatory practices caring for children. 


  • Gain awareness of ACEs and the role multiple exposures can play in the current and future health of children and families.
  • Learn the basic principles of trauma-informed care.
  • Receive an introduction to Maine Medical Partner’s (MMP) approach to identification, screening and treating of ACEs.