ACEs in Pediatrics

Pediatricians share resources and best practices to address ACEs in children and their parents or caregivers. 

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AAP: Trauma-informed pediatric provider course set for April

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released the agenda for its 2018 trauma-informed pediatric course, which will be held in Houston from April 5-8. Among the participants are Boston-based pediatrician, social epidemiologist. community advocate and founding director of Vital Village , Renee Boynton Jarrett . She will convene a breakout session on early life trauma. RJ Gillespie , a pediatrician who has surveyed parents and children for ACEs and analyzed the data at the Portland,...

Book review: "Once I was very, very scared," a book on childhood trauma

The past few years have brought a wealth of evidence for the impact of childhood trauma on lifelong health. The AAP has recognized the importance of childhood trauma with conferences (2015 Violence, Abuse and Toxic Stress: An Update on Trauma-informed Care in Children and Youth) and resources ( AAP Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care .) Like many pediatricians, I have been grateful for the attention to and evidence base for an area of pediatrics I see on a daily basis but for which I have felt...

Calling all People Interested in ACEs in Pediatrics

Image: courtesy of wikimedia Dear Aces in Pediatrics members: I want to let you all know that I have the honor of managing the ACEs in Pediatrics site. I began working with ACEs Connection in October. I came here with more than 25 years of experience as a health journalist, and a commitment to reporting on the remarkable shifts occurring in medicine and other sectors to promote trauma-informed and resiliency-building practices based on ACEs science . ACEs in Pediatrics is a forum for...

Montefiore Medical in Bronx screens 12,000+ kids for ACEs

Creative Commons/Flickr/Family drawing by Meggy ____________________________________ Since 2016, more than 12,000 children beginning at the age of 1-years-old have been screened for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, according to Miguelina German, the director of Quality & Research in the Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration Program and project director of Trauma Informed Care at the center. Parents of infants are asked to fill out...

Questions, announcements

Neuropsych evaluations

Carrie McQueen
Hi, I have children with very high ACE scores. We've been parenting 4 of them part-time for 2 years, and now permanently and full-time for just over a year. I'd like recommendations to pediatric neuropsych evaluators. We have Kaiser, but haven't made any progress with them. We'd certainly consider doing it independently if necessary. Our kids are 7 - 17, would love to find a "package deal for 6 kids!" :-) Also eager to hear any experiences of helpfulness/insight/success through this process.Read More...
Last Reply By Tina Marie Hahn, MD · First Unread Post

Seeking trauma-informed medical care

On the chance that someone here can offer a referral or advice, I'm looking for a trauma-informed medical doctor who can be my wife's Primary Care Physician. She is 39 years old and has gone without medical care for over 27 years as a result of her childhood trauma which involved severe neglect and long-term social isolation. I need to find a physician who is willing to communicate with me before her first appointment so I can fully explain her condition and what kind of approach will best...Read More...
Last Reply By Veronique Mead · First Unread Post