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Alaska's Most Important Infrastructure: Improving the Health and Wellness of Families with Young Children

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. According to the 2012 American Academy of Pediatrics Technical Report on “The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress,” a goal for the Nation is to produce a well-educated and healthy adult population that is sufficiently skilled to participate in a global economy and to become responsible stakeholders in a productive society.

2. Stress without the buffering response of a strong adult relationship causes prolonged, brain-controlled secretion and presence of stress hormones, such as cortisol, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and etc.

3. The ACE study greatly expanded the usual notion of child abuse to include 10 types of CDC defined adverse childhood experiences, with all 10 types now shown to be risk factors of a multitude of later health problems. The 10 ACEs include: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, physical neglect, witness domestic violence, mental illness in home, family member incarcerated, alcohol/drug problems, and parental separation or divorce.

4. A recommended approach for changing interactions with pediatric patients and their families is to ask questions, such as let’s have a conversation… rather than what’s wrong with you? This changes the interaction with a family from I must fix you to I will listen to you.

5. Behaviors Associated with Early Childhood Trauma include the following:

6. Protective Factors for helping to strengthen families include:

7. According to the presenter, it is important to use good science to make good investments, to invest in evidence-based practices that address complex social, economic, environmental, and developmental issues that influence population-based health disparities.

8. Stress responses are beneficial in the short term with adult support, but can be damaging to health if they occur over long periods of time with constant physical and emotional wear and tear on the body and potentially permanent changes in gene regulation.