ECHO-Chicago: Childhood Adversity & Trauma: Strategies for Promoting Health

May 8, 2019 to July 31, 2019
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events that may result from violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, and other emotionally harmful experiences. Given the high prevalence of ACEs on Chicago’s South and West sides, and the serious impact that they have on lifelong health, primary care providers (PCPs) in these communities need to be equipped to approach their patients about and address issues of trauma. Through this series, ECHO-Chicago will train community-based primary care providers to assess and address ACEs and implement trauma-informed practices to improve overall well-being of adolescents living in Chicago through ECHO-Chicago’s innovative workforce development model for expanding primary care capacity in under-served communities. It will lead to a greater coordination of services in primary care in order to keep patients healthy and connected to healthcare when necessary, leading to improved patient experience and improved health outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to treating adverse childhood experiences effectively.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an ecological model of childhood/adulthood health that includes individual factors, family factors, school factors, community factors, and factors societal across time;
  • Discuss the impact of ACEs on health outcomes across the lifespan as well as protective factors and their importance;
  • Define social determinants of health, unmet social needs, and expanded ACEs and their impact on health;
  • Assess the role of the  healthcare team in treating ACEs;
  • List local and national examples of community resources for children who have experienced ACES;
  • State the biological and physiological impact of childhood adversity and trauma;
  • Introduction to Trauma-Informed Principles; create safety, collaborative relationships and building prevention and coping tools for better regulation and how to make changes to practice environment
  • Identify self-care tools used to cope with stress treating  trauma-related issues;
  • Recall screening tools to incorporate into in patient encounters involving ACES;
  • Recognize intervention tools to strengthen the therapeutic web in schools and communities;
  • Explain how to apply principles of neurobiology to trauma treatment.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Kanika Mittal
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
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Available credit: 
  • 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 12.00 Participation
  • 12.00 Social Work CEU
Event starts: 
05/08/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
07/31/2019 - 9:00am
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

*Agenda subject to change.

Online Webinar
United States
This course is an online webinar.
To learn more about the ECHO-Chicago curricula, visit us here.


The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Daniel Johnson, MD
Director ECHO Chicago
Associate Chair for Clinical Services
Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Comer Children's Hospital
Claire Coyne, PhD
Assistant Professor
Northwestern University
Lurie Children's Hospital
Audrey Stillerman, MD, ABFM, ABIHM
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Nia Heard-Garris, MD, MSC, FAAP
Northwestern University
Lurie Children's Hospital

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Social Worker Credit
University of Chicago Medicine is a Registered Social Work Continuing Education Sponsor through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation and will offer continuing education units for the ECHO-Chicago: Childhood Adversity & Trauma: Strategies for Promoting Health for LSW and LCSW social workers in the state of Illinois.
12 social work continuing education units are provided for this live activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board. 
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