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Trauma Informed Care 101

Continuing Medical Education Information

Course Description:
This activity will address the components of trauma informed care and demonstrate methods for implementation in practice. Education will include content regarding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how that information can impact health outcomes. Learners will learn communication techniques for patient care and developing relationships.

Statement of Need:
Trauma is a harmful and costly public health problem resulting from violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war and other emotionally harmful experiences and is an almost universal experience of people with mental and substance-use disorders (SUDs), according to the U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Specific to Kentucky, according to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services:

Providing education and tools to address trauma in a safe practice environment can lead to better health outcomes.

Many physicians are not familiar with this approach to care and a knowledge and performance gap exists surrounding language, exams, follow-up, and provision of resources for patients.


  • Describe the relationship among ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress and the effect on lifelong health
  • Define Trauma-informed Care (TIC) and demonstrate the benefits of implementation in your practice
  • Discuss and provide tools that can be implemented in practice to support positive communication, trust and the how to foster resilience in patients
  • Describe public health and patient demographics in Kentucky related to ACEs and PACEs

All planners and speaker disclose that they have no relevant relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Resources: Trauma Informed Care Resource List

Commercial Support:
There is no commercial support associated with this activity.

Accreditation and Designation:

The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kentucky Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete

Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides.

Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection

Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Rachel Crouch

Faculty: Ambler Pendleton, M.D., Patti Weiter, PsyD, Lisa Anakwenze, Connie White, M.D., MS, FACOG

Moderator: Monalisa Tailor, M.D.

Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association

Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity

Release Date: May 2023

Termination Date: May 2024

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