"The Effects of Childhood Trauma Across the Lifespan"

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Event Details


  • Children and Families
  • Continuing Medical Education Programs (CMEs)
  • Free Lectures

A dinner lecture for physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care providers that will explore the relationship of childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being


  • Guest speaker: Andrea G. Asnes, MD, MSW, board-certified general and child abuse pediatrician and associate professor of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine
  • Michelle Loranger, executive director of the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County, Fall River, MA
  • Jennifer Salem-Russo, LICSW, clinical coordinator of the Youth Trauma Program at Saint Anne's Hospital
  • Lisa McGregor, child abuse survivor

The speakers will provide a discussion of:

  • literature regarding adverse childhood experiences and their profound effects on adult health
  • the concepts of "toxic stress" and effects of early childhood trauma
  • opportunities for prevention of adverse consequences of childhood trauma
  • points of intervention available for adult patients to bolster parenting and practice trauma-informed care

This program is sponsored by Saint Anne's Hospital in collaboration with the hospital's Youth Trauma Program and the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County

Continuing medical education credits:

  • Physicians: This program has been designated for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
  • Social workers: Application for two continuing education credits has been submitted to the Mass. Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. 


This program is free of charge, but advance registration is required by April 3. 

Learn more or register by contacting Denise.Marques@Steward.org, 508-235-5058

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