Field Epidemiology
 

Resilience From Our Roots

Originally presented on May 26, 2015

Speaker:
Chief Beverly Cook
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Council

Beverly Cook (Mohawk Nation), St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council Chief and family nurse practitioner, discusses the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale and the impact of high ACES scores on adult health and wellbeing, advocating for a trauma-informed approach to care that involves administering ACE and resilience scales in clinics.  She also describes important, culturally-based healing programs that are being implemented on the Akwesasne Reserve, including rites of passage and Centering Pregnancy.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) scale and the impact of high ACES scores on adult health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Understand how Adverse Childhood Experiences affect our health through the lifespan
  • Understand the concept of transgenerational trauma and its impacts on Native people
  • Identify ways in which some tribal communities are addressing these issues

CE Credits for this activity expired on July 31, 2021. We encourage you to take the evaluation as it helps us plan future activities. Thank you!