Nursing: Self-Care Shortcuts: Discover The Science Behind Your Story

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About the Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.  

A 20-year-old large scale study titled Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACES), conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permante, has had a tremendous impact on the understanding of childhood abuse and neglect. This study gained widespread recognition about 5 years ago and is now viewed as the catalyst for Trauma Informed Care. The ACEs Study provided us with scientific evidence that what we experienced in childhood could be linked to consequences in behavior, cognition, dental, mental, and physical health. In addition, it has shown a strong correlation between childhood adversity and participation in social risk factors. These consequences were evident not only in childhood but also in adulthood. Higher ACEs scores were found to reduce normal life expectancy by up to 20 years! The ACEs Study also brought the neuroscience of chronic toxic stress to the forefront as it uncovered an undeniable correlation between childhood experiences of adversity and adult health. This webinar presentation describes the science behind why our childhood experiences can play a significant role in our overall health and well-being throughout our lifetime.  You will learn how to apply the findings of the ACEs Study to the contemporary world we, as nurses, live and work in today. The COVID-19 crisis presents a major challenge for provider's emotional, mental, and physical health. The “what” we have learned about chronic toxic stress from the ACEs Study also applies to current conditions nurses are facing in the workplace; learn strategies to minimize the effects of toxic stress.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this webinar course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify consequences of their own childhood experiences and how, if at all, those consequences play a role in their own overall emotional, mental and physical health.
  • Apply communication strategies to utilize with clients who have been through adversity and trauma (past and/or present).

About the Presenter:
Leslie Peters, RN
Trauma Informed S.E.L.F. C.A.R.E. Strategist

Leslie Peters RN is a woman with a story. She sees her story as a gift that propelled her into the world in search of connection. She not only found connection but uncovered the secret of living life with H.E.A.R.T. through her freedom to just be. It was H.E.A.R.T. that prepared her for a 30- year career working as a Home Visitor with at-risk pregnant women in some of the poorest sections of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Living and practicing with a foundation of Honesty, Empathy, Acceptance, Respect, and Trust taught both Ms. Peters and her clients the impact of
feeling seen, heard, and validated for our “humanness” not “brokenness”. Patient non-compliance turned into compliance. Outcomes improved in part because clients felt better about themselves. Clients began to develop self-awareness and many began to see the cycle of their family story and made adjustments to their own parenting style. It was here that she developed a passion for helping patients and providers develop a healthier relationship with themselves; and a mission to Break the Cycle of the Family Story of Adverse Childhood Experiences. She is the creator of The H.E.A.R.T. Mode, a multi-phase trauma informed self-awareness program for providers and patients. Ms. Peters is a speaker, author, teacher, and holistic healer, mentoring women on how to feel safe in their own skin.

Content Reviewer:
June Thompson, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAEN

Dr. Thompson has a long history of working in emergency care and in the community.  She holds a doctoral degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology and health services adm

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