2013 Iowa Adverse Childhood Experiences Summit
Data into Action: Crafting a response to Iowa’s ACE score
Hear first-ever Iowa data on adverse childhood experiences and their impact on adult health. Explore possible responses to the findings through local and national stories. Take action to strengthen our communities.
When: Monday, October 14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266
Substantial research has proven there is a direct correlation between traumatic (“adverse”) childhood experiences (ACEs) and a multitude of health and social problems throughout a lifetime. The severity and extent of these problems correlates to the number of ACEs experienced early in life. Learn more.
The Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee has undertaken efforts to survey Iowa's population and analyze how ACEs impact adult health and well-being. This information is a critical step in beginning to understand and address many of our state's most costly medical, psychiatric and social challenges.
You're invited to hear the newly-released analysis of Iowa's ACEs data and consider how you can respond to the findings in your field and community.
Anyone who wishes to learn more about the impact of adverse childhood experiences and work to address issues tied to childhood trauma. Intended audiences: health care providers, educators, law enforcement, judicial system, family support workers, social workers, counselors, public officials, business executives, and child and family advocates
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness. The center has the ambitious goal of developing a clinical model that recognizes and effectively treats toxic stress in children and changes the standard of pediatric practice in our nation. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development, and health in light of The ACE Study findings. Burke Harris maintains her clinical practice and has a keen focus on serving communities where issues of poverty and race present challenges to conventional health care and education. She will address why a community should think about and begin to respond to Iowa's ACEs data.
Dr. Robert Anda was the co-investigator of the original ACE Study at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA, and continues to serve as senior scientific consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. His newly developed presentation focuses on how ACEs impact fundamental aspects of human nature that disrupt families, relationships and communities. He stresses the need for healing communities as a response to ACEs.
Laura Porter is the co-founder of ACE Interface with Dr. Anda and director of ACE partnerships for Washington State. She has led efforts to mobilize Washington communities to prevent and address ACEs within a comprehensive framework. Her presentation will discuss how to use Iowa's ACEs data for greater impact in strengthening our communities.
The summit has been approved for the following credits and a certificate of attendance will be provided to all attendees after the summit:
M.D.: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide
continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this live education activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.
D.O.: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Des Moines University is accredited by the AOA and approves this live activity for a maximum of 4 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits.
Nursing: Des Moines University (provider #112) is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing as an accredited provider. This activity has been reviewed and approved for a maximum of 5.4 continuing education contact hours.
Other: This live activity was designated for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Social Work: This activity qualifies for up to 4 hours of continuing education credit.
Registration for the 2013 ACEs Summit is now closed. We encourage you to visit our website for the Iowa ACEs Report and additional resources on October 14. Presentations will be recorded and videos posted on this website a few weeks after the summit.
For presentations and resources from the summit, click here.
To reserve a room at the Sheraton West Des Moines, please call the Sheraton directly at (515) 223-1800. A block of rooms have not been reserved for this event.
Thanks to our sponsors!
Summit Planning Committee
This summit is brought to you by the Central Iowa ACEs 360 Steering Committee. Organizations represented on the summit planning committee:
If you have questions about this event, please contact Nicole Beaman.