‘Informing’ Trauma-Informed Care: Case Studies of High ACEs-score SBHC Users




Session Description

Although ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) is a current buzzword in health care and social services fields, many health care providers and others that work with children feel that the need for training to provide trauma-informed care is still greatly needed. The Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care and Apex Evaluation developed an ACEs and resiliency screening tool. Through exploring case studies of ACEs, Just Health comprehensive risk screen and patient health record diagnoses and procedures data, as well as analyses that link ACEs and the Just Health comprehensive risk screen, providers, will learn patient needs and the role of SBHCs to provide care.  This session is capped at 48 participants.

Learning Objectives

     #1 Describe the complex relationship between ACEs and health in adolescence and throughout the lifespan.
     #2 Explain the relationship between ACEs and health behavior, risks, and outcome observed in the data collected.
     #3 Develop a plan for trauma-informed care using best practices identified by the group based on review of case studies.

About the Presenter

Presenter, Rissa Lane's headshotRissa Lane, Senior Research Associate, Apex Evaluation
Rissa Lane is the senior research associate with Apex Evaluation. Along with an excellent team at Apex Evaluation, she brings her skills in applied research methods for program evaluation and expertise in adolescent health and health behaviors to the work Apex does with school-based health centers through partnerships with the New Mexico Department of Health, Office of School and Adolescent Health, Colorado Department of Health, School-Based Health Center Program, and the National as well as local affiliates of the School-Based Health Alliance. She is committed to continuous improvement of evaluation methods to ensure data integrity, and passionate about addressing all stakeholder questions regardless of the time it takes to do so.

Continuing Education

This presentation has been approved for the following continuing education units:

Approving BoardProfessionsCEUs Offered
NMBCCHPBehavioral Health Providers1.5

To receive credit, you must attend the session in its entirety and complete the session evaluation within 48 hours of the session conclusion. 


May 27 2020


2:00 pm - 3:15 pm




(505) 266-3451