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ACEs 5-3-21 NJPA Live Webinar
Monday, May 03, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM EDT
Category: NJPA Programs

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Context and Consequences (1.5 CE credits)  
Live Webinar

Monday, May 3, 2021
11:30AM - 1:15PM 

Program Cost:  NJPA Member: $30  |  NJPA Sustaining Member: $25  |  NJPA ECP Member: $22 | NJPA Student Member:  $15  |    Non-NJPA Member: $60
CE Certificate is included   



This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Presenter:   Susan Cohen Esquilin, Ph.D., ABPP-Clinical

Dr. Susan Esquilin is a licensed psychologist, trained in developmental and clinical psychology at the University of Chicago, with a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology.  She has served  on the faculties of Montclair State, Rutgers, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. Dr. Esquilin has testified as an expert in criminal, family court, and civil matters. She was part of a faculty that developed and taught a decade-long course sponsored by Rutgers School of Social Work and the NJ Department of Children and Families that trained psychologists and psychiatrists to function as expert evaluators in child protection matters. Dr. Esquilin has presented at both state and national conferences, and regularly teaches continuing education programs at Rutgers School of Social Work, for the NJ Children’s System of Care through University Behavioral HealthCare in NJ, and for Court Appointed in Essex County. Dr. Esquilin serves on the Model Court Committee in Essex County and is a member of the Equity and Fairness as well as the Child Well-Being Subcommittees. She also serves on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion for the NJ Psychological Association, is the co-chair of the Immigration Emergency Action Group, is currently President of the Essex-Union County Association of Psychologists, and was named New Jersey Psychologist of the Year for 2017.

Program Description:
This program will build upon the foundation of completed doctoral training in psychology by providing an overview of how research in three different areas (public health, the impact of trauma on children, and sociocultural contact in which children develop) has become integrated in recent years through examination of adverse childhood events. Doctoral programs in psychology do not typically provide this cross-disciplinary perspective, which enables us to keep pace with current evidence about prevention and intervention and to develop competencies to work effectively in an increasingly integrated health environment.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe how familial poverty and racism act as stressors that raise the risk of ACEs for children
2. Explain the concept of toxic stress and its impact on the body
3. Identify four major domains of impairment impacted by complex trauma in young children
4. Identify at least three medical conditions or health risk behaviors whose incidence has been found to be related to the presence of high levels of ACEs

Target Audience: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Nurses, Physicians, Educators, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Graduate Students 

Program Sophistication: Introductory - no basic knowledge of the specific content is required.

Cancellations may be made up to two weeks prior to the start of the program for a full refund. Registration ends May 2, 2021.

NJPA ensures that permission to use proprietary information, and steps to safeguard such information, are discussed with presenters at NJPA co-sponsored programs. No materials (physical or electronic) provided to attendees at such programs may be shared.

NJPA does not endorse the presented material as the only approach to a given area of study or therapeutic approach. ADA accommodations available upon request. Requests must be made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Ana DeMeo at [email protected] for more details.                                       

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