Trauma Informed Pediatric Care: Iowa ACEs Data and 21st Century Practice

Category: Health Care

This course will cover the following five sections:

  • ACEs and Iowa Specific Data
  • ACEs Health Impact
  • Framework ACEs and Toxic Stress
  • Provider Roles
  • Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Scenario Application

You will have the opportunity to practice and a chance to apply the knowledge.


One hour

Intended Audience

Pediatric medical providers and clinic professionals. This may include family practice providers, public health nurses, community health workers.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Identify the Iowa specific data related to Adverse Childhood Experiences Study.
  • Discuss ACEs impact on lifelong health, physical health, and mental health.
  • Review the framework for how adverse experiences and toxic stress lead to later health outcomes and risky behaviors.
  • Discuss the role of pediatric and family care providers in addressing toxic stress.
  • Apply trauma informed care in primary care settings for creating support systems to prevent ACEs or intervene after ACEs occur.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

3A8. Describes the roles of governmental public health, health care, and other partners in improving the health of a community.

Domain 8: Leadership and System Thinking Skills

8A3. Describes the ways public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually to impact the health of a community.

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Lisa Cushatt, LMSW & Amy Shriver, MD

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Speakers or headphones

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

Released June 2018