Call it What You Want: Trauma, ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences), Stress, Grief - Kids Have it, Too


9:00 am-12:15 pm
3.0 CEUs

  • LSW/LISW/SWA (RSX069601)
  • LPC/LPCC (RCX031303)
  • Nurses (via reciprocity with the CSWMFT board)

Presentation will describe the role of grief/loss on the mental/emotional/physical/relational health of children and youth.  Will include current data on the frequency of common conditions and the possible outcomes such as substance use disorder, suicide and suicidal ideation and physical impacts.  Will also briefly discuss how the developing brain of children are impacted for life by challenges experienced in childhood.  Finally - will describe some interventions available to families and professionals throughout Ohio.


  • Participants will be able to explain various terms used to describe the experiences that lead to trauma and grief among children and youth.  ​
  • ​Participants will understand how current Public Health data describe the incidence and frequency of ACE/loss experiences as well as the common results of unresolved loss/grief. 
  • Participants will be able to generally describe the broad ways in which ACEs and loss impact brain development in children and youth. 
  • ​Participants will be able to identify at least three ways they can find/use local resources to help mitigate the impact of grief/loss on the children/youth in their care and in their community.​


About the Speaker Lois Hall

Lois Hall lives in Westerville, Ohio. Lois holds a Master’s Degree in Preventive Medicine from the Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Professionally, her career began in Public Health at both the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Public Health Association. Realizing that her work in Public Health touched on the physical aspects of various diseases and conditions, but generally not the emotional aspects, Lois became a Grief Recovery Method Specialist in 1998, and became a trainer for the Grief Recovery Institute in 2002. In August 2016 Lois joined the GRI team as a consultant for quality improvement, research involvement and specialist support. Lois strongly believes that unresolved grief is a major - largely unaddressed - Public Health epidemic.