Origins and Implications of the ACES Study with Dr. Vincent Felitti
SELF-PACED ONLINE COURSE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
In this course, specifically created for health professionals, Dr. Vincent Felitti will transform your understanding of medicine. Dr. Vincent Felitti is Co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the largest epidemiological study of trauma ever conducted. His groundbreaking research into the relationship between early childhood adversity and adverse health outcomes later in life–across the domains of physical, emotional, and mental health–has transformative implications for how we conceptualize wellbeing, and how we intervene medically to support wellbeing. His research has catalyzed a nation-wide grassroots movement to develop awareness of, and treatment for, Adverse Childhood Experiences, including the ACES Aware Initiative in California led by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris when she was Surgeon General of the state.
In this course, taught by Natureza Gabriel and Dr. Felitti, Dr. Felitti explains :
• The origin and implications of the ACES study
• The transformational notion that manifest symptoms are commonly not the underlying cause of disease
• That our prevailing conceptualizations of trauma completely miss the mark
• The mechanisms whereby early childhood adversity translate into adverse health outcomes later in life