Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Neuroplasticity (includes neuroscience)
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) contribute to physical, behavioral, and mental health issues throughout the lifespan, and because of their prevalence, constitute a significant public health issue. Practitioners in all healthcare disciplines need to be knowledgeable about ACEs and prepared to address them. A framework that enables rehabilitation professionals to understand the effects of ACEs and how to discuss them with patients is needed. This presentation summarizes ACE research and its clinical relevance, presents an overview of trauma-informed care, and introduces rehabilitation professionals to practical tools for incorporating ACE- and trauma-informed care into clinical practice.