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CME

Childhood Adversity & Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Texans

Location: Zoom

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Grace Schrobilgen

About the Event

In this installment of the Community Engagement and Health Equity Seminar Series, Phillip Schnarrs, Ph.D., and Rocky Lane present “Childhood Adversity and Mental Health in LGBTQ+ Texans.” Schnarrs is an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at Dell Medical School, and Rocky Lane is a member of the 2021-2022 Community Strategy Team at Dell Med.

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are defined as ongoing stressful or traumatic events prior to the age of 18, such as abuse or neglect and have been linked to worse physical and mental health outcomes. Greater ACEs exposure exponentially increases risk for worse outcomes and early death. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual and gender diverse people (LGBTQ+) are exposed to more ACEs compared to heterosexual individuals, and experience unique ACEs resulting to exposure to heterosexism. In this talk, Phillip Schnarrs and Rocky Lane will document the prevalence of ACEs in the LGBTQ+ community, identify and describe sexual and gender minority specific ACEs (SGM-ACEs), and discuss the impact of childhood adversity on adult LGBTQ+ mental health, as well as cover strategies for engaging LGBTQ+ communities across the state on topics such as mental health.

For more information about the event, email Grace Schrobilgen.

Register to attend.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Document the prevalence of ACEs in the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Identify and describe sexual and gender minority specific ACEs (SGMACEs).
  • Discuss the impact of childhood adversity on adult LGBTQ+ mental health.
  • Discuss strategies for engaging LGBTQ+ communities in research on mental health.

Target Audience

  • Public health professionals, community leaders, researchers, educators, medical students and representatives from community-based organizations.

Attributes/Competencies

This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care; Medical Knowledge; Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • IOM: Work w/Interdisciplinary Teams; Use Evidence-based Practice
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork & Team-based; Values and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Speaker Disclosure

The speakers for this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Planner Disclosure

Carmen Valdez, Grace Schrobilgen, Phillip Schnarrs, Tracee Hall, Aliza Norwood and Ricardo Garay, planners of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 1.00 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.