Case 3: 28-Year-Old Pregnant Woman with a History of Witnessing Violence


  • Kathy Franchek-Roa, MD, Pediatrician at Primary Children’s Medical Center and Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine
  • Erin Barnett, PhD, Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and the Dartmouth Institute at the Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
  • Whitney Lopez, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, US Army
  • Sheela Raja, PhD, Project Co-Director, Office of Women’s Health Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum; Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Associate Professor; Director of Clinical Behavioral Sciences, Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Shairi Turner, MD, MPH, Project Co-Director, Office of Women's Health Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum; Florida Department of Health
  • Alexander Chessman, MD, Project Co-Director, Office of Women's Health Trauma-Informed Care Curriculum; Family Physician and Professor at the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina

Learning Objectives

After completing this case, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify tools the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force provides for addressing the prevalence of trauma and toxic stress among women in the clinical setting.
  • Identify strategies for using a trauma-informed and patient-centered approach to non-adherence.
  • Identify areas of possible unconscious bias in the context of non-adherence and possible steps that can be taken to mitigate these during patient interactions.
  • Describe the prevalence of interpersonal violence for women living in the United States.
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Method of Participation and Request for Credit 

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE and MOC credit for this activity. During the period from November 27, 2019 through November 14, 2021, participants must read the learning objectives, faculty disclosures, and complete the educational activity to receive credit.  

To complete the training and receive education credit, learners will need to:

  1. Watch the 11-minute video with California Surgeon General, Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH in Section 1; 
  2. Complete either case 1 (featuring a child patient) or case 2 (adult patient) in Section 2; 
  3. Complete four of nine cases, based on clinical interests and patient population, from among cases 3-11 in Section 3; and 
  4. Submit the course evaluation in Section 4.

You may complete more cases, but no additional credit will be provided.

Participants will complete a total of five cases. 

Once you have met the requirements above, you will be able to claim credit by accessing the claim credit tab on the Becoming ACEs Aware Training.  The claim credit tab will only appear once you have completed all the requirements.

To access one of the specialty-specific cases in this section click on the title and then click on the TAKE COURSE button.

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