The CDC-Kaiser ACEs study of the mid-90’s was one of the largest studies ever conducted to measure the prevalence and make-up of childhood abuse and neglect. The original study examined over 17,000 subjects in California and is heavily cited in clinical mental health. The core of the study – the effect of early childhood abuse – informs virtually EVERY aspect of modern trauma treatment. These early experiences are also a significant contributing factor to criminal offending behavior, a problem of epidemic proportion that deserves our clinical time and attention.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) (e.g., household dysfunction, abuse, neglect, witnessing violence in the home or community) are traumatic events occurring prior to the age of 18 and are related to long-term negative cognitive, developmental, behavioral, social, and physical health outcomes.
Designed for professionals, this training provides attendees with an overview of the ACEs research and its role in criminal offending behavior. Interviewing, screening, intake, intervention, and case management approaches will also be discussed during this training. This includes a review of practical tips, strategies, and solutions that can be utilized when working with criminal justice and forensic mental health populations impacted by various types of adverse childhood experiences. Other relevant topics of interest discussed include criminal recidivism, anger, violence, and aggression, prenatal trauma, maternal adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and adverse birth outcomes, complex and developmental trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD (CPTSD), toxic stress, alexithymia, mentalization deficits, attachment problems, executive functioning limitations, sleep disturbances, self-regulation problems, empathy deficits, theory of mind (ToM) limitations, language development issues, hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation, central, nervous system dysfunction, suicidality, shame, empathy, resilience, and trauma informed care strategies to name a few. All aforementioned discussions are grounded in empirical research findings.
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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Define adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and complex trauma.
b). Develop and apply a working knowledge of the cognitive, biological, developmental, behavioral, emotional, social, and physical health consequences associated with ACEs and complex trauma.
c). Explore the implications ACEs and complex trauma have on criminal offending behavior.
d). Discuss interviewing, screening, and intervention options for those with a history of ACEs, complex trauma, and criminal offending behavior.
e). Learn and understand the existing empirical research on ACEs, complex trauma, and criminal offending behavior.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS
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