Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT) via Zoom
Forensic interviewers, mental health professionals and other multi-disciplinary team members provide a number of valuable services, and the focus is often on determining the facts of the case or improving a client’s well-being. Sometimes professionals will be asked to serve as expert witnesses in court, and play a quite different role.
Focusing on child sexual abuse accommodation testimony as a model, this training will give attendees an understanding of the legal issues, the relevant research, and the practical challenges of testifying as an expert. Although this training is not intended to ensure that a team member will be qualified as an expert witness, it will help them navigate the legal process as a witness and prepare them for situations when expert witness testimony is requested.
Medical Advocacy in the Face of Discrimination with Dr. Sharon Cooper
This presentation will discuss strategies that a healthcare provider can use to educate and advocate for equal treatment of their minority patients. Strategies will be discussed regarding being alert to discriminatory medical treatment, inadequate educational practices, and therapeutic interventions that appear to fall short of what is needed for the complexity of a child’s medical condition. The statement “When you see something, say something” is certainly fitting for the healthcare provider to become part of the solution and not part of the problem.
Dr. Sharon Cooper
Using Simulation to Teach Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care with Dr. Martina Jelley, Dr. Julie Miller-Cribbs, and Dr. Fran Wen
Recording will be available through AVA
This multidisciplinary team in Tulsa, OK has developed a training program to help health care trainees learn how to better address the sequelae of childhood trauma in their adult patients. Presenters will describe the history of this program and their experiences from over 800 simulated patient encounters.
Dr. Martina Jelley
CAPSAC is pleased to announce a new award to honor the legacy of Karen J. Saywitz, a pioneer in the scientific study of child forensic interviewing and a devoted advocate for children and families.
On March 22, 2021, CAPSAC presented this award to one of Dr. Saywitz’s earliest and longest collaborators, Gail Goodman, PhD, of UC Davis. Dr. Goodman will present a lecture titled, "Interviewing Children and Adults about Childhood Traumatic Touch: A Tribute to Dr. Karen J. Saywitz".
Congratulations to graduate student Lindsey Palmer of the University of Southern California, recipient of CAPSAC’s Paul Crissey Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Research!
Congratulations also Sean Dugan, M.D. who was presented with the Neal Snyder Outstanding Service Award.
Watch the award ceremony and remarks from recipients by requesting access at this link: https://cirinc.org/catta/archive.html#content_10ef5b66ac52c9225b66637e727c149b_item_12992491
Dr. Felitti presents "The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-being, Disease and Social Functioning."
Release Date: October 5, 2020
Dr. Gillespie describes the integration of assessing parental ACEs screening into a primary care pediatric practice.
Release Date: October 9, 2020
Dr. Wiet highlights the neurobiological changes associated with ACEs that function as a "primer" for the onset of addiction and related behaviors.
Release Date: November 10, 2020
Dr. Keeshin draws on his work providing clinical care to children and adolescents to present "A Practical Approach to Deciding the Next Right Step for Trauma Exposed Youth."
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Dr. Gerber reviews the long term health impact adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas have on patients and discusses the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent collective adversities may be worsening outcomes.
Release Date: December 2, 2020
Presented by Rachel Gilgoff, MD; Leena Singh, DrPH, MPH; Victoria Sparks, MD, and Lacie Ketelhut, MS, CHES. This webinar discusses opportunities for ACEs screening implementation in the medical setting, identifying evidence-informed clinical approaches for responding to ACEs within pediatric and family medicine practice, and presenting effective strategies for responding to ACEs through community partnerships.
Release Date: February 18, 2021
This presentation provides an overview of ACEs, including considerations during the pandemic, and examples of policies and practices to prevent them and reduce their harmful effects.
Release date: March 18, 2021
This interactive session described 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.
Release Date: April 22, 2021
Recording coming soon to avahealth.org
APSAC — in collaboration with the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA), the California Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (CAPSAC), and the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) — was awarded $200,000 from the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate in the state’s ACEsAware initiative. The Collaborators will be conducting the CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY to promote the ACEsAware initiative among Medi-Cal providers in 6 regions of California.