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.
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