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MaineHealth Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Educational Series

 
Part 3:  Practice Strategies for Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
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Prerequisite- Part 1. If you have not participated in Part 1 of this series, please click here and do so prior to participating in Part 2. 

Prerequisite- Part 2. If you have not participated in Part 1 of this series, please click here and do so prior to participating in Part 3.
 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (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. 

Objectives:

  • Understand communication tools and techniques to discuss ACEs with patients and families.
  • Learn about available resources in our system and community for addressing and treating ACEs.
  • Gain expert support through an open discussion forum.