Currently, there are no standard asthma management guidelines that account for the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress on asthma, leaving underserved communities particularly vulnerable to increased risk and severity. Children for whom ACEs and asthma co-occur may ultimately require different prevention and intervention strategies due to their toxic stress-related physiology. As more pediatric clinics become aware of the role of ACEs on health outcomes, the field needs consensus and management guidelines that address the biological links between adversity and health outcomes.
In the online presentation, pediatric leaders, Dr. Rachel Gilgoff, a child abuse specialist working with Center for Youth Wellness, and Dr. Tina Sindher, Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford's Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research, share insights on the links between asthma and toxic stress. This includes how asthma and toxic stress are linked in children and caregivers, the importance of positive experiences, the gaps in current asthma management guidelines, and ways the science of asthma and toxic stress can be used to create future, robust management guidelines.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the research evidence linking asthma and toxic stress.
- Recognize the importance of multidisciplinary and trauma-informed approaches to asthma management.
- Explain the link between stress and decreased asthma medication responsiveness.
- Recognize the potential importance of relational health and positive experiences in improving asthma outcomes.
To join the presentation, please visit www.centerforyouthwellness.org/ondemand and earn 1.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.