Pettersen is a pediatric consultant for the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K) team. She worked as a pediatrician at The Children's Clinic in Portland for 26 years, with a career-long interest and focus on mental health within the primary care setting.
Participants were given an overview of the ACEs study, how traumatic stress impacts the developing brain, and the potential lifetime health impacts. The training also provided tools on how to best serve patients with a history of trauma.
Thank you to Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation and Pacific County Youth Alliance for their sponsorship of this event. We appreciate the work you do to improve the lives of families in Pacific County!