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Trauma Informed Care: Lessons Learned through the Implementation of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE-Q) within an Urban, Pediatric Clinic

Presented by Ruth Nutting, Amy Seery, and Vanessa Lohf

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 2 EST


Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are common within our population.  Research identifies that greater numbers of ACEs are strongly related to negative long-term physical and mental health outcomes.  Recognizing that children often experience a gradual accumulation of ACEs, periodic screening allows providers the opportunity for early identification of children who may have been exposed to ACEs.  In this webinar, we will identify how the Via Christi Family Medicine Clinic implemented the CYW ACE-Q screening tool with a select group of pediatric patients; highlight physician and clinical staff perspectives of the implementation process; and discuss further directions for this initiative. 


Webinar Objectives: 

  • Identify the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience on Long-Term Physical and Mental Health 

  •  Provide an Overview of Targeted Patient Population & Implementation Process of ACE-Q 

  •  Highlight Physician and Clinical Staff Perspectives of Screening for ACEs 

  •  Outline next steps

About the Presenters:


Ruth Nutting, PhD, LCMFT

Dr. Nutting is the Director of Behavioral Health at the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. In these roles, she teaches a behavioral medicine curriculum to family medicine residents, facilitates resident wellness initiatives, oversees the functioning and supervision of pre-master's and doctoral medical family therapy interns, provides integrated and traditional therapeutic care to the underserved population, and pursues research interests in integrated behavioral health expansion, as well as physician well-being.


Amy Seery, MD

Dr. Seery is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and practices pediatric medicine in both the hospital and clinic setting as a faculty member at the Via Christi Family Medicine Residency. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas Medical School- Wichita, Kansas and completed her residency training at The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. During her residency training she became a passionate obesity advocate as well as a regional physician expert on bed bugs and cyberbullying. Dr. Seery returned to Wichita, Kansas is 2011 and is also serving as the Pediatric Section Chair at Via Christi Hospitals- Wichita.

Vanessa Lohf, LBSW


Vanessa is a Project Specialist for the Center for Public Health Initiatives at the Wichita State University Community Engagement Institute. As the Institute’s coordinator for Trauma-Informed Systems of Care initiatives she provides training and technical assistance to public health organizations, clinics, and community organizations across the State of Kansas who are interested in creating a more compassionate organizational culture and implementing trauma-informed policies and practices.



At Home, But Not Welcome: Frameworks to Use When Working With Undocumented Latino Patients & Families

Presented by Martha Saucedo 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 2 EST 

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When a Latino patient is affected by the prevailing immigration environment, he or she struggles with more than legal issues. Cultural issues are significant, including distrust of the medical and educational system, community supports, and ultimately the patient–provider relationship. These issues can leave Latino patients feeling isolated and traumatized. This session will focus on working with patients, their families, and other agencies to provide comprehensive treatment approaches in integrated and non-integrated settings.

Webinar Objectives: 

  • Describe the different aspects of social, mental, behavioral, and community life that an immigrant patient faces when presenting with mental health concerns. 

  • Explain strategies to use in the Primary Care Behavioral Health model and non-integrated settings when working with Latino patients to improve functioning.

  • Apply methods to empower Latino patients by coordinating with key community agencies and commonly available supports.

About the Presenter:

Martha Saucedo, LCSW 

Martha Saucedo graduated from the UW-Madison Master’s in Social Work Program in 2010. She is as a Behavioral Health Consultant at Access Community Health Centers and serves as the Engagement Lead working in the community to help understand mental health in the Latino population. She is also member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association where she provides technical assistance services for integrated care and is a leader of the Fortalezas Familiares program to support Latina women struggling with depression.


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