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CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY - Session 8 with Robert Sege, MD, PhD | April 22



Educate, Inspire, Connect

HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences

presented by Dr. Robert Sege

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PT)

This interactive session will describe how ACEs screening can be enhanced by also considering HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Childhood Experiences. Children’s brains develop in response to their experiences, both adverse and beneficial. Just as adverse childhood experiences can interfere with normal healthy development, positive childhood experiences can support lifelong health and well-being. The session will include survey data from California and beyond that show how positive experiences can make a difference, and give some insight into the current experiences of children and families. Including the identification, celebration, and enhancement of strengths and resilience supports anti-racist collaborative work. Finally, we will discuss the importance of creating opportunities for lasting memories of joy and happiness between parents, children, and their communities. For more information, please look at

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between childhood experiences and adult outcomes
  • List at least 3 of 7 kinds of positive childhood experiences that are associated with protecting adult mental health in a population survey
  • Label the positive experiences disrupted by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

Robert Sege, MD, PhD has returned to Tufts Medical Center, where he now directs the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy studies at Tufts Medical Center, and is a Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Sege led the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, before he joined Boston Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Sege is nationally known for developing health systems approaches to preventing child abuse and neglect by better supporting families. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy in Washington and serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. He is a graduate of Yale College, received his PhD from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School, and is board-certified in Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife raised their three children.

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