March 2, 2022 | 10:00am - 11:00am (Pacific)

1 Hour | 1 CE

This live webinar on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the Criminal Justice System is presented by Jerrod Brown, PhD

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are defined as the exposure to neglect (i.e., physical or emotional), abuse (i.e., emotional, physical, or sexual), or household dysfunction (i.e., divorce, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or the incarceration of a relative) prior to adulthood. Such adverse experiences can have a wide range of consequences across the lifespan including antisocial, aggressive, and criminal behavior. Preventing or treating adverse childhood experiences has the potential to increase well-being and decrease the likelihood of future criminal justice involvement. 

Developed for criminal justice, forensic mental health, and legal professionals, this training serves as an introduction to recognizing and addressing adverse childhood experiences. 

Relevant topics covered during this training will include complex trauma, toxic stress, resiliency, comorbid psychopathology, HPA axis dysfunction, executive function, self-regulation, theory of mind, and implications for policy and practice to name a few. Empirically based research findings will be highlighted throughout this training.

Presented By

Jerrod Brown, PhD

Jerrod Brown, PhD, is the Treatment Director for Pathways Counseling Center, Inc., the lead developer of an online Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota, the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST) and the Journal of Special Populations (JSP).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe red-flag indicators and consequences of adverse childhood experiences

  • Describe the prevalence of co-occurring cognitive, psychological, and substance use disorders among individuals with a history of adverse childhood experiences

  • Describe the role of adverse childhood experiences in criminal behavior

  • Describe screening and intervention considerations

  • Describe relevant recent research findings

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  • Intended Audience

    This live webinar is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

  • Experience Level

    This live webinar is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

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