The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health: A Personal Story of Resilience & Hope with Coach Beverly

Enroll in our Level 4 | The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Health: A Personal Story of Resilience & Hope with Coach Beverly

Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and a variety of other health consequences for adults. This session reviews how diabetes care and education specialists can provide screening, assessment, and trauma-informed care to individuals who experienced ACEs and are living with toxic stress.  We will explore strategies to address ACES and improve outcomes for individuals and communities. Throughout, we will focus on supporting self-care with a focus on recognizing and promoting resilience.

Topics include:

  • Discuss the benefits of assessing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) in individuals with diabetes.
  • State the relationship between ACE Scores and risk of future health complications.
  • Describe a person-centered approach to fostering resilience and self-care for individuals with toxic stress.
  • Identify two strategies to provide trauma-informed care in your work setting.
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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Handouts & Resources

Becoming ACE-Aware Training Program

ACE Screening Tools for Pediatrics and Adults – One stop page for the screening tools for

ACEs Aware initiative – https://www.acesaware.org/ a great overview of resources and sign up for newsletter and regular webinars.

Information and resources for clinicians on ACE screening and clinical response https://www.acesaware.org/heal/resources/.

The Story of Your Number, at www.NumberStory.org is a fantastic resource which can be broadly shared.

Nadine Burke Harris, MD TED Talk on How Childhood Trauma affects health

What happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing – authors Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. This book provides excellent explanations of the impact of trauma and strategies for healing.

Action for Happiness» Excellent website filled with actions we can all take to feel better every day.


Coach Beverly Thomassian, RN, MPH, BC-ADM, CDCES

Author, Nurse, Educator, Clinician and Innovator, Beverly has specialized in diabetes management for over twenty years. As president and founder of Diabetes Educational Services, Beverly is dedicated to optimizing diabetes care and improving the lives of those with diabetes.


Accreditation: Diabetes Education Services is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 12640, and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), Provider DI002. Since these programs are approved by the CDR it satisfies the CE requirements for the CDCES regardless of your profession.*

The use of DES products does not guarantee the successful passage of the CDCES exam. CBDCE does not endorse any preparatory or review materials for the CDCES exam, except for those published by CBDCE.