Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the Development of Addiction Disorders (On-demand webinar)

Content
2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Instructor
Region IV Public Health Training Center

Released
13 Sep 2021

Price
Free

Description

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on December 7, 2020.

Training Overview
This webinar will focus on the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in the development of addiction disease, or substance use disorders (SUDs), in adolescents and adults. After a brief discussion of the epidemiology of ACES and of substance use disorders in adolescents, the discussion will include issues of trauma, socioeconomic deprivation, and other social determinants of health, as related to their contribution to the ACES that increase risk for the development of SUDs. The webinar will be presented by Stephen M. Taylor, MD, MPH, the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Behavioral Health Division of Pathway Healthcare.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu.

About the Trainer
Dr. Stephen Taylor is board-certified in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine.  In his 25 years of practice experience, and as an educator and presenter, Dr. Taylor’s life’s work has been to help adolescents and young adults avoid or overcome addiction disorders and co-occurring general psychiatric disorders. Dr. Taylor is starting his 14th season as the Medical Director of the Player Assistance and Anti-Drug Program of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). Dr. Taylor also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of the Behavioral Health Division of Pathway Healthcare, a company that has opened and is operating 13 outpatient addiction treatment offices spread across Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, and is currently working on opening additional offices in Louisiana and Virginia.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • discuss some of the epidemiology of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) and of adolescent substance use disorders
  • recognize some of the risk factors and warning signs of a developing substance use disorder in a preadolescent or an adolescent
  • describe the role of ACES in the development of substance use disorders in adolescents and adults.

 

Certificate

By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and the Development of Addiction Disorders
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Resources and Evaluation
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