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ACEs, Substance Use & Suicide: How Do They Intersect?

ACEs, Substance Use & Suicide: How Do They Intersect?

NEW DATE: Thursday, June 27, 2024 from 9:00am- 12:00pm CT

Presenter: Tisha Jenkins, University of Central Arkansas

Summary: ACEs or adverse childhood experiences are possible traumatic events that take place during one’s childhood years (birth – 17 y/o).  Examples of traumatic events include violence, abuse neglect; witnessing violence either in the home or community; having a family member attempt or complete suicide; a threat safety, stability, and bonding (substance use, mental illness, protracted separation from a parent).  If not appropriately addressed, children who experience the effects of ACEs are at a greater risk of substance use disorder, behavioral addiction, and suicidal behavior.  This webinar will cover the importance of early intervention and preventative measures to reduce the impact of ACEs throughout the lifespan.


  • The participant will become familiar with ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and possible impact throughout the lifespan.
  • The participant will learn the latest statistics of suicide related to SUD and behavioral addictions.
  • The participant will identify what substances are more significant in relation to suicide.
  • The participant will become familiar the warning signs for suicide.
  • The participant will distinguish between suicide and overdose.
  • The participant will become familiar with prevention efforts as related to addiction and suicide.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is an Educational Consortium partner of the SSW ATTC. This webinar is in response to a need in HHS Region 6 and intended for behavioral health professionals and students in AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX. 

Starts: Jun. 27, 2024 9:00 am
Ends: Jun. 27, 2024 12:00 pm
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