Please join Tri-City Mental Health, an ACEs Aware grant recipient, for our free webinar on Thursday, March 11, 2021.
This webinar will be facilitated by special guest presenter, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, MD, one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and co-principal investigator of the groundbreaking 1998 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study.
We will delve into the findings from the ACEs study and the long-term effects on health for those who experience early childhood trauma and toxic stress. While research shows that toxic stress and trauma in childhood can increase risk for some of the most common and serious health conditions facing our society today, they are only predictors, not destiny. Understanding the science of ACEs provides the opportunity for families, educators, and providers to implement interventions that can prevent and reduce these health outcomes.
Attendees will learn:
- The origins, objectives and discoveries of the landmark 1998 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente
- The 10 categories of ACEs and how individuals with a history of ACEs are at an elevated risk for health outcomes, including chronic disease, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and risky health behavior
- How parents, providers, educators and communities can support the health and well-being of children and families impacted by ACEs and toxic stress
If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register for this webinar at bit.ly/rising-together.
Who Should Attend
This webinar is free and open to the community. Educators, parents, caregivers, community service providers and healthcare professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.
About the Presenter
Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, MD
Co-Principal Investigator, the Adverse Childhood Experiences (Ace) Study
A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a long-term, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults. Defying conventional belief, this study famously revealed a powerful relationship between our emotional experiences as children and our physical and mental health as adults. In fact, the ACE study shows that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life. Revolutionary at its inception, Felitti’s groundbreaking research remains extremely relevant to today’s healthcare models.
Founder of the Department of Preventive Medicine for Kaiser Permanente, Felitti served as the chief of preventive medicine for over 25 years. Under Dr. Felitti's leadership, his department provided comprehensive medical evaluations to 1.1 million individuals, becoming the largest single-site medical evaluation facility in the western world. During this time, Felitti’s revolutionary health risk abatement programs incorporated weight loss, smoking cessation, stress management, and a wide range of cutting-edge efforts to reduce patient risk factors. Dr. Felitti is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, and a Fellow of The American College of Physicians. He is currently Senior Editor of The Permanente Journal and on the International Editorial Board of the Swiss medical journal, Trauma und Gewalt. Dr. Felitti has served on advisory committees of the Institute of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association, the Committee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Healthy People 2020, and the Advisory Committee on Women’s Services at SAMHSA. A noted expert on the genetic disease hemochromatosis, as well as obesity, he educates audiences around the country on these two very common, deadly maladies.
An engaging speaker, Felitti has traveled the world speaking with audiences and various policy leaders about his research. A well versed medical expert, Felitti also uses his knowledge to speak out against domestic violence and other forms of childhood trauma. Drawing on his years of experience, he has become an important voice advocating for the wellbeing of children everywhere. While time may not heal all wounds, Felitti helps show audiences how we can understand these physical and mental traumas, and ultimately, prevent them.