Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Part 1 of 2

An Overview and Implications for Family Life Education
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
$25 for NCFR student members / $45 for NCFR members / $85 for nonmembers

Note: Times listed are Central Standard Time (CST)

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Mary Sciaraffa

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. This webinar will expand your understanding and awareness of ACEs and their cumulative effects on outcomes in both children and adults. Implications for Family Life Educators will be discussed.

Intended audience: New and seasoned family professionals

Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Register for Part 1 only 

Register for Parts 1 & 2 together*

*$20 discount applied when registering for Part 1 and Part 2 together

Webinar Objectives

As a result of attending the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the initial ACE study as well as subsequent studies and identify several implications for the practice of family life education.
  2. List societal benefits from mitigating the effects of ACEs by building resiliency in children and adults.
  3. Outline the role of family life education in reducing and eliminating ACEs​.

About the Presenter

Mary Sciaraffa, Ph.D., CFLE, is an associate professor in child and family studies at Eastern Kentucky University. She holds a master's degree in human development & family studies from Texas Tech University and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Louisiana State University. Additionally, she is a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations and an Adverse Childhood Experiences, interface, master trainer .

She has worked in several different capacities, which have allowed her to work with both young children and adults. It has always been her professional goal to offer adult students a quality education and thus improve the quality of life for individuals and families.  She has presented at national conferences, state conferences, and local venues with a variety of audiencesDr. Sciaraffa has been published in peer reviewed professional journals, text books, and practitioner's books. Her article entitled, "Understanding and Promoting Resilience in the Context of Adverse Childhood Experiences" was recently published in the Early Childhood Education Journal.