College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Toxic Stress, and the Epigenetic Effects of Trauma


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Toxic Stress, and the Epigenetic Effects of Trauma 
Friday, November 15th, 2019 
9:00am - 12:15pm
Sabin Hall Room 203 - UNI
Fee: 80$    3 CEUs

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Presenter: Matthew Vasquez, PhD, LMSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work

This workshop provides participants an overview of the complex relationship between traumatic experiences and the effects on infant, child, and adult health. Topics will include 1) a discussion of the landmark Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, 2) the effects of traumatic stress (or toxic stress) on infant and child brain development, 3) the long-term effects of traumatic stress on physical health and well-being, and 4) the role of epigenetics in the intergenerational transmission of trauma. Additional topics will include ways in which clinicians, agencies, and organizations  can integrate assessment strategies for detecting trauma in their client populations, along with evidenced-based and promising interventions to mitigate the deleterious effects of traumatic stress. This workshop is open to students.


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This conference meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work and the Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences for 3.0 continuing education hours. If you would like to receive CEUs, please select the appropriate license and include your license number in the following space.

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Mail checks directly to the Department of Social Work at UNI:

Dr. Matthew Vasquez
UNI - Social Work Department Sabin, Room 249
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0405

 A CEU certificate will be available to all attendees at the completion of the conference.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Dr. Matthew Vasquez at (319-273-5892) or

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