Behavioral Health Aspects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Presented By Jerrod Brown, PhD
Jerrod Brown, PhD

1 Hour | 1 CE

This on-demand professional training program on Behavioral Health Aspects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD as part of the Integrated Behavioral Health Certificate.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are defined as the exposure to neglect (i.e., physical or emotional), abuse (i.e., emotional, physical, or sexual), or household dysfunction (i.e., divorce, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or the incarceration of a relative) prior to adulthood. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with a host of poor behavioral, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical health outcomes across the lifespan. Behavioral health is the sum of both physical and mental health, and it is important to understand how socioeconomic disadvantage affects both areas.

This program is designed for professionals interested in learning about the causes and consequences associated with ACEs and its impact on human health and well-being. Implications for interviewing, screening, and intervention are explored through an integrated behavioral health-ACEs-informed lens. Empirically based research findings are highlighted throughout this program.

Relevant topics reviewed during this program include:

  • Prenatal trauma
  • Toxic stress
  • Allostatic load
  • Biological despair
  • HPA axis dysfunction
  • Central nervous system problems
  • Attachment problems
  • Self-regulation deficits
  • Chronic diseases
  • Blood sugar dysregulation
  • Gut dysbiosis
  • Sleep issues
  • Cognitive health problems

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other related topics

Describe the causes and consequences of associated with ACEs across the lifespan

Describe behavioral health professionals and allied disciplines of study should become ACEs-informed

Describe interviewing, screening, and intervention options appropriate for clients with elevated ACEs scores through an integrated behavioral health lens

Describe up-to-date research findings


Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consu...


1. Introduction

2. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Foundational Topics

3. Clinical Considerations

4. Criminal Justice and Forensic Considerations

5. Screening Considerations

6. Intervention Considerations

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