Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Power of Resilience

Presented by Harold “Pat” Patrick, MSW, LISW-CP on 03-22-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic and often culturally relevant events that occur in a child’s life. When left untreated, these events can have negative health and well-being outcomes throughout life. The ACE study provides empirical evidence on the impact these traumatic events can have in early brain, emotional, and physical development that increase risks of substance use and abuse, depression, unintended pregnancies, physical disease, mental illness, under and unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. 

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Harold “Pat” Patrick, LISW-CP will discuss how ACEs can be prevented and dealt with constructively in therapy. By building resiliency skills, the counterweight to ACEs, children and adults are more likely to be able to deal with negative situations without prolonged or unfavorable outcomes. Pat will demonstrate how clinicians can change the focus of conversations about trauma from what is wrong with the client to what has happened to the client, in order to facilitate compassionate healing and resilience.    

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Explain the significance of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and how these risk factors contribute to physical, mental, and behavior problems.
  2. Analyze the sensitive timeframes for brain development where childhood trauma most impacts functionality. 
  3. Summarize the three variables that determine the effects of maltreatment.
  4. Recognize the significance that branching and pruning of complex neural networks have on brain development, cognition, and behavior.
  5. Compile a working knowledge of how to implement steps toward prevention of ACEs and the accumulation of ACEs.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

The live version of this web conference is approved by the American Psychological Association.
GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

The live web conference as well as the homestudy version are approved by the following organizations.
GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Harold “Pat” Patrick, MSW, LISW-CP

Harold “Pat” Patrick, MSW, LISW-CP

Harold “Pat” Patrick, MSW, LISW-CP currently provides consultative services to organizations enhancing trauma-informed services to children and families. Pat previously served as founder and director of South Carolina Families First, a family empowerment movement within the South Carolina Department of Social Services, successfully implementing family group decision-making models. 

Pat has extensive experience in child welfare including child sexual abuse prevention campaigns locally, nationally, and internationally and program development and service delivery to children and families in both residential- and community-based settings. As a Master Trainer in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Interface Curriculum, he currently works with communities in raising awareness of the impact of childhood trauma.      

Pat received his Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston and his Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. He is licensed as an Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice in the state of South Carolina and serves on the Board of Social Work Examiners. He is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition and provides consultation to individuals transitioning to plant-based diets.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 - 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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