Recorded Webinar: Early Childhood Development: Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences

This course is one of the New England PTTC's free self-paced prevention courses that have been posted to the PTTC Network's learning portal.  This is one of the strategies of the New England PTTC to increase and expand access to prevention training for the New England workforce. We know it sometimes can be challenging to access a variety of prevention training due to distance and just finding the time in your schedule to attend trainings. With these on-demand courses, you can register and take the course on your schedule, and get continuing education credits towards your prevention certification!

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Early Childhood Development: Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences

Presenter:  Alison Schonwald, MD

Course Summary:  Those working with young children have long known the importance of early experiences and relationships in healthy child development. Newer terms such as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas, and are particularly important when working with families impacted by substance abuse. During this online training, learners will expand their current knowledge about early development to include up-to-date science that is accessible and useful in daily real-life interactions. Using a case-based approach, participants will apply new knowledge to familiar scenarios to enhance their engagement with high-risk young children and families.


Learning Objectives, at the end of this session participants will be able to: 

  • Distinguish healthy stress and experiences from toxic stress and ACES.
  • Connect early development milestones to safe, supportive relationships.
  • Apply lessons learned to infants and children exposed to parental substance use.


Continuing Education Credits Available: 1.0 Hour Certificate of Completion Available

IC & RC Prevention Domains: Domain 6 - Professional Growth & Responsibility


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