2/15/24, Disrupting Adverse Childhood Experiences with Trauma-informed Health Care Practices– webinar

Did you know that there are simple trauma-informed practices you can adopt as a health care practitioner or provider that can disrupt Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)? ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur during childhood (0–17 years) that have been linked to premature death and a variety of health, behavioral, and social outcomes. In fact, at least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with ACEs. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) can disrupt ACEs and health care practitioners are in a unique position to make a difference. Join us to learn and share organizational and individual strategies that you can integrate into your work, including a bottom-up brain approach for engagement and communication.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify ACEs and their impact on brain development, health, and social outcomes;
  • identify Trauma-informed Care (TIC) principles, a framework, and TIC strategies for health care practitioners.
  • demonstrate bottom-up brain strategies for regulating. 

Date and Time
Thursday, February 15, 2024
10–11 a.m. Eastern


Online. Information to access the webinar will be sent upon registration.

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for public health and clinical practitioners, community health centers’ staff, and social services personnel working in community settings.

Continuing Education Credit
Continuing Education credits for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE, 1 hour) and certified health education specialists (CECH category 1, 1 advanced) are available. To receive credit, participants must attend from beginning to end and complete an evaluation; no partial credit will be given. MAR-PHTC is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. Provider ID# MEP 100475.


Karen Salama McCain, MSW, LSW
is the founder of GoHively, which helps health care organizations and schools transform their culture, collaboration, and communication. Salama McCain has been a leader in behavioral health and educational programs in Philadelphia, PA for over 25 years. She has successfully designed and rolled out trauma-sensitive behavioral health systems, programs, and interventions across large networks. Alongside her colleagues, she has meaningful, data-informed successes as well as the myriad of lessons learned that shaped them. Salama McCain is an Egyptian-Irish first generation American with a multiracial family of her own; diversity and fair-play has always been a cornerstone in her life. She received a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

Technology Requirements
This webinar is presented through the Zoom Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required.

For more information about this course or assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu. Please include your name, and the title and date of the course for which you are inquiring.