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ACE Summit

Repeats every day 2 times.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:45pm
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:45pm


  • Understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in Louisiana
  • Describe the current status of efforts to educate professionals and communities
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration among established, emerging, and future community-based efforts to build resilience and prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Recognize evidence-based strategies to identify and intervene with children who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect.


Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of Dissemination for Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She specializes in working with young children who have experienced trauma and has co-authored over 20 publications on trauma and diversity-informed practice, including the manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared,” and the Trinka and Sam story series. She has over 14 years of experience conducting trainings nationally and internationally in diversity-informed practice and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

Markita Mays is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She maintains a private practice in Oakland, California. In addition to serving as a private practitioner, she is on staff at the UCSF/SFGH Child Trauma Research Program. As staff, Markita provides clinical supervision, lectures for the Child-Parent Psychotherapy Trauma Seminar, facilitates the Multicultural Seminar, and is a National Trainer for the dissemination of Child-Parent Psychotherapy. As a liaison with the Tipping Point Community Mental Health Initiative, Markita provides mental health services, consultation and support services at community-based partnership programs such as Bayview Child Health Center and Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco, CA.

Colleen A. Kraft, MD, FAAP, is the current president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Kraft's experience includes work in primary care pediatrics, pediatric education, and health care financing. She is actively involved in pediatric engagement in school and child care for children with special health care needs, and is co-author of the book Managing Chronic Health Conditions in Child Care and Schools. Her work in early childhood and population health seeks to translate the goals of health equity into medical practice.


  • Contact Information: Dr. Paula Zeanah
  • Registration is limited! Register for Single Days or Both Days!
  • Cost FREE – the conference is produced through a grant from the Louisiana Children’s Trust Fund (LCTF)
  • Continuing Education (CE’s) provided


Primary sponsor: 
Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development & Lifelong Learning
College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
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Event target audience: 
General public
Admission info: 
Free to public
Registration required