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2023 CalAIM / ACEs Spring Training Series

Webinars available for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) training and additional areas to support your work with CalAIM and other special populations. These cover the history of ACEs and how ACEs affect lifelong health, Motivational Interviewing, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Humility and more.

Training to Screen for ACEs

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California ACEs

Course Description - Module 1

This is a beginners introduction to the Adverse Childhood Experiences studies. It reviews the history of the ACEs study and how ACEs effect life long health. It also reviews how to screen for ACEs and get reimbursed for using the California approved screening tools.

Course Objectives - Module 1

  • Identify the prevalence of ACEs
  • State 2 ways ACEs disrupt a person's wellbeing throughout the life span
  • State 2 later in life negative outcomes associated with ACEs
  • Identify 4 components of California's ACEs Initiative
  • Review 2 screening tools used to screen for ACEs

Course Description - Module 2

This training focuses on moderate to advanced knowledge of ACEs. It reviews how ACEs disrupt neurodevelopment and the importance of screening for ACEs and trauma as part of best clinical implementations. It describes how providers can address ACEs with their clients and how to promote resiliency among the populations they serve.

Course Objectives - Module 2

  • Describe ACEs and their impact on health
  • Name 2 reasons why screening for ACEs and trauma is important
  • Explain how to discuss ACEs with clients and develop a trauma informed care clinical response
  • Demonstrate how to make referrals and promote resiliency

Continuing Education (CE) Information

To be eligible for CE credit (and/or a completion certificate), the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session.* Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards that have pre-approved this course for CEs are listed above. Reminder, all other professionals must submit to their board for approval.

Centene has been approved by National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.

* Please log in at least 15 minutes early to account for any technical difficulties.



Motivational Interviewing

Course Description

The purpose of the training is an introduction to the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI). Attendees will be exposed to and begin to learn key concepts and skills. This training is considered a Level 1 MI training. There are 2 parts to this training.

Course Objectives - Part 1

  • Describe 2 main points of the Motivational Interviewing definition
  • Name and briefly describe the 4 elements of the MI Spirit
  • Give 2 important facts about ambivalence
  • Identify the core skills that are represented by OARS
  • Describe the Elicit Provide Elicit (E-P-E) approach

Course Objectives - Part 2

  • List, in order, the 4 processes of MI
  • Name at least 3 benefits of engagement
  • Describe at least one purpose of focusing
  • Define and identify the difference between change and sustain talk
  • List the 2 components of planning

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2.5 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.*

* Florida Participants are responsible to report potential continuing education to CE broker and determine if continuing education hours may be granted.**

** To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.



Social Determinants Of Health

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

Attendees will gain clinical and practical knowledge on social determinants of health, the impact these determinants have on health disparities and inequity and strategies to address social determinants of health, health disparities, and inequity is the lives of those they serve.

Course Objectives

  • Define social determinants of health and list 3 examples
  • Complete at least one activity to gain insight about the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH), health disparities, and inequity
  • List at least two possible health disparities and discuss how SDOH may lead to health disparities
  • Identify at least one component of health equity
  • Gain at least one strategy or resource to address SDOH in an attempt to reduce health disparities

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.



TIC: Trauma Across the Lifespan

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

This training provides a definition of trauma, assist providers in recognizing trauma, realizing it's impact, integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and actively seeking to resist the risk of re-traumatization. It advances and enhances the education of the audience by covering the neurobiology of trauma, reviewing diagnostic criteria of trauma related mental health disorder and introducing the most recent evidenced based practices.

Course Objectives

  • Define trauma
  • Give two examples of trauma
  • Analyze case study to identify the effects of trauma on an individual
  • Compare trauma responses for the various stages of life

Continuing Education (CE) Information

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider 16739 for 2.5 contact hour. 2.5 CE hr available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.



Cultural Humility

This is a live event. Each individual participant must register for this event. Participants must log in to the GoToTraining room 10-15 minutes prior to the beginning of the training in case of technical difficulties and will need to call into the conference number.

Course Description

This training is designed to create an understanding of the practical concepts of Cultural Humility and how it relates to Cultural Competence as the foundation. Specific considerations to the role biases have on our decision making and client interaction. The negative consequences of institutional racism, microaggressions and how these impact healthcare are discussed. Strategies on how to promote cultural inclusivity with members is also discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Define the 3 practical concepts of cultural humility
  • Distinguish between different types of bias and state how they impact decision making
  • Define institutional racism and how it leads to health disparities
  • Training is 2.5 hours

Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE hrs for CA Nursing

2 CE hrs available for this event for National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Centene has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6673. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Centene is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

To be eligible for CE credit the participant must complete a pre-test and a post-test and attend the entire session. Pre-tests are only available at the beginning of the training. The boards we offer Continuing Education hours for this course are listed above.

Reminder, due to the ever changing rules of license boards it is always the responsibility of the attendee to verify with their boards if they accept the continuing education being offered.

More information about Continuing Education is available here.

The above calendar topics are subject to change and will be announced in the invitation or during the webinar.

Last Updated: 03/27/2023