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This webinar will discuss the effects of childhood trauma on health care utilization and chronic illness. Susan Lax is an Advanced Practice Nurse with a dual degree in psychiatry/mental health nursing and primary care nursing from the Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is certified in Trauma Studies by the Trauma Center at JRI, trained by Bessel van der Kolk and his colleagues. She has completed trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a mindfulness approach to treating trauma disorders. In all, she has completed more than 300 hours of training in the treatment of acute and developmental trauma. In 2010 Susan was awarded a leadership in nursing award for her success incorporating a trauma treatment as she worked in acute, residential, and community settings in the Greater Boston Area, including on a PACT team.