Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

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The purpose of this CE course is to provide education and awareness for administrators, counselors, social workers, and human services providers on adverse childhood experiences (ACES)and trauma prevention. This course provides a guide for the understanding of the occurrence of ACES and and prevention strategies providers can use with children. This education covers Clinical Intake and Screening and Clinical Assessment skill of the Eight Counselor Skill Groups ascribed by NAADAC and NCC AP.

Learning Objectives


  1. Providers will gain an understanding of ACES and trauma.
  2. Providers will be able to discuss why ACES is important to the CDC.
  3. Providers will learn prevention strategies to use in their organizations with children. 




Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences: Leveraging the Best Available Evidence. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Exam written by: Tamika Lett, PhD Human Services, NCAC II, CSAC, CCTP, QMHP A/C