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The National Summit On Adverse Childhood Experiences

May 13-14, 2013
Philadelphia, PA

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The purpose of the National Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences is to bring together national and local leaders committed to understanding the research, policy and practice implications about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in order to create a paradigm shift within healthcare, mental health, and child-serving systems. The summit has two components: A morning, invitation only, National Leadership Forum, and an evening reception and symposium, “Childhood Restored: The Path from Adversity to Wellness.”

Part One

National Leadership Forum on ACE Research, Policy & Practice

Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14, 2013   8:30 am – 3:30 pm

By Invitation Only

During the days of May 13 and 14, the National Leadership Forum will convene 90-100 leaders in pediatrics, trauma, mental health and community health.  The forum will encourage a national dialogue on ACEs and toxic stress in childhood, with a solution and action-based focus on what types of policy and other changes, such as the recommendations of the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, are necessary to bring the ACE work to scale in pediatric and child serving settings.

We will hear from panels of experts from around the country who are currently engaged in ACEs research, policy and practice who will report their findings.   We expect a rich discussion with in-depth information sharing, as well as crafting the next steps for the coming five years.

National sponsors of the Summit include:  The American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy on Violence and Abuse, Council on Social Work Education, Futures Without Violence, National Council for Behavioral Health, Prevent Child Abuse America and the Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.  National leaders who have committed to the summit include:  Robert Anda, MD, MS; Megan Bair-Merritt, MD, MSCE; Sandra Bloom, MD; Linda Chamberlain, PhD, MPH; Andrew Garner, MD; Angelo Giardino, MD, PhD; Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS, Ed; Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW; Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH.

Part Two

Childhood Restored: The Path from Adversity to Wellness

Tuesday evening, May 14, 2013

Following the National Leadership Forum, an evening reception and symposium will be held at the Liberty View Ballroom at the Philadelphia Independence Visitor Center.  Guests will hear from renowned national leaders on trauma, adversity and resilience. 

Sandra L. Bloom, MD

ACEs: The Mind-Body Connection - Why Should Patients and Health Care Providers Care About Their ACE Score

Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH

How To Work With Families In A Clinical Setting Who Are Experiencing Adversity and Toxic Stress

Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed

The Importance of Resilience in Overcoming Adversity

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