Trauma: The impact of adverse childhood experiences - Activity One

Panel discussion: The effects of adverse childhood experiences on children

This activity is delivered via webinar at 7.15 - 8.30 pm AEST, Thursday 23 May.

How to access this activity

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An interdisciplinary panel of content experts will engage in a case-based discussion sharing their insights about how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact the mental health of children.

Learning outcomes

At the activity’s conclusion, participants will:

  • define the key characteristics of adverse childhood experiences, their prevalence and their impact on children in Australia
  • identify evidence-based effective co-ordinated practice for early intervention and prevention for children who have or are experiencing ACEs
  • implement strategies to support parents and children to make sense of adversity in order to promote resilience and recovery.


  • Mr Daniel Moss, panel facilitator, Emerging Minds Workforce Development Manager

  • Professor Kirsty Douglas, General Practitioner, Australian National University

  • Dr Elisabeth Hoehn, (Psychiatrist) Medical Director, Queensland Centre for Perinatal & Infant Mental Health

  • Ms Nicola Palfrey, Psychologist, Emerging Minds

Before the activity starts