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An Umbrella Review of the Links Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Misuse: What, Why, and Where Do We Go From Here?

About the Course

This course examines the literature on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the link to substance misuse. Through an umbrella review of existing reviews, research on the relationship between ACEs and substance misuse was synthesized and the mechanisms linking these reviewed. Potential intervention targets are identified and implications on public policy, prevention, and treatment of substance misuse are presented.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, An Umbrella Review of the Links Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Misuse: What, Why, and Where Do We Go From Here? created by Lucinda Grummitt, PhD et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

1st Edition Nov 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Lucinda Grummitt, PhD
Lucinda Grummitt is a postdoctoral researcher at the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, The University of Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing childhood adversity and trauma as a risk factor for mental ill-health and substance use problems.
Emma Barrett, PhD
Dr. Emma Barrett is an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow, Psychologist, Associate Professor, and Program Lead in Trauma and Crime Research at the Matilda Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia. Her research aims to understand and address the impact of child and adolescent trauma across the lifespan.

Course Creator

Jacquelyn Knight, MA, OCPSA, CDCA
Jacquelyn received a Master of Arts in General Psychology from Marietta College in Marietta, OH in 2015. She is licensed with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board as both a clinical and prevention professional and worked in the substance abuse treatment and prevention field in Ohio from 2015 to beginning her current role in April of 2020. Jacquelyn is currently the CEO of a behavioral health organization which operates both a youth residential treatment facility and an acute inpatient psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. She enjoys volunteering with various community organizations as well and currently serves on her local Mental Health and Recovery Board.

Recommended For:

Prevention and addiction professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the relationship between Adverse Childhood Experiences and substance use.
  2. Describe the nuances present in Adverse Childhood Experiences and the implications on prevention and treatment approaches for substance use disorders.
  3. Discuss the importance of adopting a trauma-informed approach to substance use prevention and treatment.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Jacquelyn Knight, MA, OCPSA, CDCA

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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