Field Epidemiology

Resilience From Our Roots

Originally presented on May 26, 2015

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 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

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

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The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until May 31, 2018.

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This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Nursing Contact Hours are offered until May 31, 2018.

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Social Work

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Social Work continuing education hours are offered until May 31, 2018.