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Digital Seminar

ACEs and Trauma in Students: Identification and Reponses

Christina Reese, PhD, LCPC
1 Hour 06 Minutes
Audio and Video
Dec 14, 2022
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Students who have experienced trauma often present as difficult to engage and display problematic behavior such as a low frustration tolerance, angry outbursts, or difficult social relationships. If you’re a school-based community health clinician, you know traditional behavioral approaches to classroom management and a punitive approach to discipline simply are not effective. In this session, you’ll take a deep dive into the ACEs study, how trauma manifests in schools, and what you can do about it. 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.25 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Dr. Christina Reese, LCPC, has been working with children and their families for over 20 years and uses play therapy, art therapy and cognitive behavior therapies to help families solve problems. She has been the director of an outpatient mental health clinic and has worked in private practice, as a court ordered therapist and in residential treatment centers. She works with a variety of diagnoses from ADHD to Oppositional Defiant Behavior, bipolar and mood disorders, and attachment disorders. She has her PhD in counselor education from George Washington University and is a licensed clinical supervisor. She has written six books on trauma and attachment and presented over one thousand hours of instruction on those topics.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Christina Reese maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Sheppard Pratt Health System. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Reese receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Christina Reese has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Use information from the ACEs study to determine how trauma impacts a child’s development and to help in developing strategies for meeting his or her needs. 
  2. Apply a trauma-informed approach in work with children and adolescents that accounts for the ways in which poverty and mental health contribute to trauma responses. 
  3. Utilize social and emotional learning techniques to increase impulse control in children and adolescents who’ve experienced trauma.  


  • Fight, flight, or freeze responses: How it manifests in school 
  • ACES – Adverse Childhood Experiences study and survey 
  • The role of poverty and mental health challenges 
  • SEL techniques to increase Impulse control and conflict resolution skills 
  • Risks and limitations 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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