Friday, August 25, 2006

Telecourse: Adverse Childhood Experiences and their Relationship to Adult Health and Wellbeing

Recent studies have shown that adults who have experienced multiple adverse childhood events such as abuse and neglect are at an increased risk for the development of diseases as adults, including ischemic heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, skeletal fractures, and liver disease. Dr. Felitti explores the relationship of health risk behavior and disease to the breadth of exposure to childhood abuse and household dysfunction. Effective adult screening techniques are reviewed to help physicians recognize and manage the long-term medical impact of adverse childhood events. Strategies for recognizing, treating and preventing adverse events in children are also discussed.

This one-hour DVD is now available for check-out in the Health Sciences Library.