ACEs Response in Action

Urbandale, IA US
April 20, 2016

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Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are incidents that harm social, cognitive and emotional functioning and dramatically upset the safe, nurturing environments children need to thrive. Landmark research from the CDC and Kaiser Permanente has shown that ACEs can negatively impact the health and behavioral outcomes as an adult. The purpose of the series is to introduce participants to the ACE Study, facilitate discussions how study can inform participants work and communities, and provide tools and resources to for participants. This mission of our work is to prevent and mitigate the impact of toxic trauma on lifelong health. To learn more, please visit the Iowa ACEs website

Join us for the next Central Iowa ACEs 360 Community Learning Circle! The community learning circle will provide an opportunity for professionals and community members who are responding to childhood trauma in the Central Iowa region to network and stay on the cutting edge of the ACEs movement. The learning circles will be held 2-3 times each year, bringing in content experts to share and engage in the community.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


  • Learn how individuals and organizations have implemented responses to ACEs research into their professional practice.
  • Discuss response opportunities with similar professionals/systems you work in.
  • Identify at least two responses you can incorporate into your work.


Overview of New Research
Lisa Cushatt, LMSW, Program Manager at Central Iowa ACEs 360

ACEs Response in Employment
Julie Fugenschuh, LMSW, Executive Director with Project Iowa

ACEs Response in a Medical-Legal Clinic
Nicole Barnes, MSW, Eastern Iowa-Western Illinois Trauma Informed Care Consortium

ACEs Response in Education
Chaney Yeast, LMSW, JD, Regional Child Protection Center with Blank Children's Hospital

The speakers indicated they have no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and Central Iowa ACEs 360. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 2.0 AOA Category 2-A CME credit(s). 
  • Nursing: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 2.4 continuing education contact hours. No partial credit awarded.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.40 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/20/2016 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/20/2016 - 3:00pm CDT
Urbandale Public Library
3520 86th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 2.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.40 IBON


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