The Importance of Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) In Achieving Permanency for Young Children

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, including abuse and neglect and household dysfunction, such as witnessing domestic violence or growing up with family members who have substance use disorders.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

There is much evidence indicating that ACEs are related to the development and prevalence of health and mental health problems later in life.

This webinar will provide an overview of ACEs research related to child permanency and multidisciplinary perspectives/methods from a judge, attorney, community leader, and coordinator on innovative ways that different systems can:

  • Become trauma-informed
  • Gain an understanding of relationships and intergenerational trauma
  • Increase parents’ self-efficacy and provide support
  • Change child welfare trajectories for both children and parents


  • Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., LSU Health Sciences Center
  • Judge Joseph Seidlin, Polk County, Iowa
  • Jami Hagemeier, J.D., MPA Parent Attorney/GAL, Polk County, Iowa
  • Darneshia Bell, Technical Assistance Specialist, ZERO TO THREE