Friday, July 14, 2017

USA Africa Dialogue Series - ICAN Symposium on the Effects of Childhood Trauma

Registration is now open!


ICAN Symposium on the

Effects of Childhood Trauma

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

10:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M

The California Endowment

1000 N. Alameda Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012


Vincent J. Felitti, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Medicine; Faculty of Department of Medicine,

UCSD Principal Investigator and Author of the Adverse Childhood

Experiences (ACE) Study


followed by a panel of experts including:


Carol E. Nicholson, MS, MD, FAAP

Court Pediatrician/Edelman Children's Court


Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Department of Mental Health


Teresa DeCrescenzo, LCSW

Director of Social Services, Centinela Hospital Adjunct Professor, CSUN


Learning Objectives:

Upon Completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

- Define Adverse Childhood Experiences and their relationship with the social determinants health,

  trauma, and health inequities.

- Select data sources that identify vulnerable populations at higher risks for Adverse Childhood


- Utilize prevention strategies to address Adverse Childhood Experiences.

- Identify health problems that are related to adverse childhood experiences and not easily recognizable

  apart from their medical origin.

- List how adverse childhood experiences underlie many of the more difficult problems they see

  each day and are related to much of the illness and chronic disease burden of the nation.

ICAN Associates is a recognized CAMFT-approved

Continuing Education Provider (Provider Number:

131324). This conference is approved for 4.0

Continuing Education Units by ICAN Associates.

FEE: $60.00

(Includes CEUs and Lunch by Patina. Requests

for refunds must be made in writing and received

by ICAN on or before Tuesday July 25, 2017. 

If you need to cancel, please contact Kenneth Rios



Speaker Information:

Vincent J. Felitti, M.D.:

A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world's foremost experts

on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences

affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood

Experiences (ACE) Study, a longterm, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults.


Carol E. Nicholson, MS, MD, FAAP:

Dr. Nicholson was Director of the Pediatric Critical Care and Rehabilitation Research Program

(PCCR) at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research, National

Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health

(NIH) in Bethesda, MD, retiring on May 1, 2013


Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.:

Dr. Sherin, a psychiatrist and neurobiologist by trade with a wide range of professional experience,

was appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors as the County's Director of Mental

Health effective November 1, 2016. In this role, he leads the largest public mental health system in

the country, serving over 250,000 clients annually in the most populous and one of the most ethnically

diverse counties in the nation.


Teresa DeCrescenzo, LCSW:

Terry worked for more than four decades in the foster care and Probation systems, including developing

and delivering training modules for new DCFS hires, pioneering programs for LGBTQ youth,

and contributing numerous articles to the literature on out-of-home best practices. She is currently

completing a series of trainings in northern and southern California on treatment of foster youth

suffering from complex trauma, for the Governor's special project for underserved populations.

Funmi Tofowomo Okelola

-In the absence of greatness, mediocrity thrives.

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