The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress (Part 1)

June 2, 2021

This is the first in a series of webinars that will explore the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress, presented by California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

Educational Objectives:
After completing this webinar, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the science of how ACEs and toxic stress can affect our biology.
  • Explain how ACE screening can be used to identify toxic stress risk and the potential health benefits of utilizing evidence-based strategies to regulate the toxic stress response.
  • Recognize the importance of joining a trauma-informed network of care to provide and coordinate buffering resources across sectors.

Faculty:

  • Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP – California Surgeon General

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers engaged in the screening of patients with toxic stress related to Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Launch Date:
June 2, 2021

Expiration Date:
October 28, 2021

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Office of the California Surgeon General, California Department of Health Care Services, and Aurrera Health Group

Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, Office of the California Surgeon General, California Department of Health Care Services, and Aurrera Health Group. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13485, for 1.0 contact hours.

Continuing Psychologist Education
Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Credit Designation
This program offers 1.0 continuing education credits for psychologists.

Continuing Physician Assistant Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until October 28, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Continuing Social Work Education


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintain responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education credits.

ABIM MOC Continuing Education
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABP MOC Continuing Education
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

AAFP Prescribed Credit
The AAFP has reviewed ACEs Aware Provider Education Webinar Series, and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 06/15/2021 to 06/15/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit approval includes the following session(s):

  • 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress (Part 1)
  • 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credit(s) – The Science of ACEs and Toxic Stress (Part 2)

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Fee Information
There is no fee for this educational activity.