19MH037 - Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)

Dec 31–Oct 15, 2019 Closed Medicine Mental Health Nursing

19MH037 - Building a Culture of Resiliency: Trauma-Informed Care Focused on ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced)


Studies have shown that Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scores were directly connected with the development of serious emotional problems, health risk behaviors, social problems, adult disease, disability, mortality, high healthcare costs, and worker performance problems later in life. Higher ACE scores were directly connected with liver disease, chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, heart disease, autoimmune disease, lung cancer, depression, attempted suicide, hallucinations, the use of antipsychotic medications, the abuse of substances, multiple sex partners, and increased likelihood of becoming a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence.

North Carolina Area Heath Education Centers (AHECs) have joined together to reach our rural communities in order to raise awareness of how trauma affects our society and to promote resilience in response. Participants will learn the science of resiliency--realistic skills to reduce the intergenerational effects of trauma on the lifespan of each participant and their greater community.

Build your own CE

This series provides training at 3 levels
Choose to attend 1, 2, or all 3 and start with the program that fits your current skill level.

Level 1: Introductory basics via a self-paced, online course
Level 2: Intermediate practice via a full day live skills training
Level 3: Advanced application via monthly, collaborative webinars

Join us in the vision to decrease traumatic events, raise awareness, and build resilient communities!

Level 1 - Introductory (2-hour online course)
Shifting the Lens: Creating a Culture that is Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-Focused

This two-part online course will provide a secure foundation in trauma-informed care, ACEs, and the science of resiliency. It was developed to provide both professionals and community members with a common understanding of the science of trauma and resiliency and the knowledge base with which to develop vital skills in resolving the effects of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress in individuals, the workplace and the community.

Registration Fee: $25.00

To register for Level 1, please click the blue link below. You will be taken to AHEConnect, our online hosting site. Upon creating an account or logging in, you will be able to complete the registration and payment process.

Register for and begin Level 1 by clicking HERE!

Level 2 - Intermediate (No skills labs currently scheduled)
Building a Culture of Resiliency

This 6-hour skill lab will provide simple tools to assess trauma and steps to resolve toxic stress and trauma in a variety of settings including: workplace, social services, law enforcement, schools, therapeutic/healthcare settings and the greater rural community.

2019 Dates & Locations:
Monday, April 22 | Wake AHEC - Raleigh, NC
Tuesday, April 23 | Area L AHEC - Rocky Mount, NC
Thursday, May 16 | Clay County - Hayesville, NC

Level 3 - Advanced (6-hours total - monthly webinars)
Trauma-Informed, Resiliency-Focused Collaborative

This 6 month collaborative consists of six 1-hour live webinar sessions designed to provide clinical instruction to assist community members and professionals in building a specialty in trauma-informed, resiliency-focused care within the community. Webinar sessions will be live, interactive and feature de-identified case studies with a question and answer platform to assist in overcoming challenges to build a culture of resiliency within the community.

GoToWebinar Collaborative Dates 2019 (Tuesdays 12-1pm):
May 21 | June 18 | July 16 | August 20 | September 17 | October 15
(Registration available through October 14th | Credit awarded will vary based on attendance)

Register for Level 3 by clicking HERE!

Group Registrations

Registering several participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the brochure. Completed paper registrations can then be faxed, scanned and emailed, or mailed to the MAHEC Registration Team.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, mental health and substance use professionals, social workers, law enforcement, school staff, community health workers, peer support specialists and others who are interested in building a trauma-informed resilient culture within the community


  • MaryLynn L. Barrett, LCSW, MPH


Brochure / Registration Form