Key Insights into a Trauma-Informed Approach to Care (Recorded Webinar)

We all serve patients that have experienced trauma and toxic stress. Many times, these are the more complex patients with intractable issues. These challenges can cause us to question our effectiveness as physicians, increase patient dissatisfaction, increase provider stress, and decrease wellbeing for staff. All of our patients are better served by understanding that past experiences may be at the root of current health issues. Join your peers and three leading experts, to learn more about trauma-informed care principles that can enhance the physician-patient alliance, make your practice of medicine more effective, and support the well-being of your staff. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the key principles of trauma-informed care (TIC)
  • List ways to enhance the physician-patient alliance
  • Answer frequently asked questions about supporting your colleagues and staff in a trauma-informed practice

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians, and other primary care team members.


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Erika Roshanravan, MD

Erika Roshanimageravan, MD is a family physician at CommuniCare Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in Woodland, California. Erika also supervises and teaches University of California, Davis family medicine residents during their continuity clinic at CommuniCare. Erika received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Berne School of Medicine (Berne, Switzerland) and completed her Family Medicine Residency at University of Washington. She is currently President of CAFP’s Sacramento Valley Chapter Board of Directors as well as Alternate Director for District 10 on the CAFP Board of Directors. Erika is fluent in German, Spanish, French and English and lives with her husband and three children in Davis, California.

Adia Scrubb, MD, MPP

Adia Simagecrubb, MD, MPP is an Oakland native and currently practicing full-scope Family Medicine at LifeLong Medical in East Oakland. She is serving on the California Surgeon General's ACEs Aware Clinical Implementation subcommittee.  Adia received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine and PRIME Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. Adia earned a Master of Public Policy degree from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature.

Brent K. Sugimoto, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, FAAFP

Brent K. imageSugimoto, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, FAAFP is a family physician and HIV specialist. With a focus on care for adolescents and adults living with HIV at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California he worked to improve outcomes for this population. It was at Kaiser Permanente that Brent began efforts to screen and intervene for Adverse Childhood Experiences, which are over-represented in persons living with HIV. Brent is an educator and author of ACEs education for primary care, he serves on several of the California Surgeon General's ACEs Aware subcommittees, and he is currently the New Physician member on the AAFP Board of Directors. Brent is currently Chief Medical Officer for Decoded Health, a technology startup using artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve the Quadruple Aim. Brent received his MD from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), his MS as part of the University of California, Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and his MPH from UC Berkeley. Brent lives with his husband and two children in Richmond, California.

Conflict of Interest Statements:

The Committee on Continuing Professional Development and CME will be responsible for mitigating any relevant financial relationships disclosed by an individual who may have influence on content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP. Mitigation may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, requirement of EB-CME, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential faculty member.

It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all continuing education activities. All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Disclosure of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. Learner notification of declarations is below. All individuals with relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies have been contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed and mitigated.

Faculty Disclosure:

Erika Roshanravan and Adia Scrubb have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Brent Sugimoto is founder and Chief Medical Officer of Decoded Health, a clinical automation software company. This relevant financial relationship has been mitigated.

CME Planners:

The following planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Jerri L. Davis.

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