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A Novel Model for a Free Clinic for Prenatal and Infant Care in Detroit (Maternal Child Health Journal)

By Katherine Gold, Bradley Garrison, Sherie Garrison, Penny Armbruster, April 28, 2020, Springer Nature. Maternal and Child Health Journal (2020) 24:817–822 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-020-02927-1 Abstract Purpose Detroit experiences the highest preterm birth rate and some of the worst birth outcomes in the country. Women and children have extremely high levels of poverty and face numerous barriers to care including lack of trust and racial disparities in care and concrete barriers such...

Supporting Patients in Pregnancy: ACEs and Maternal Health [acesaware.org]

This webinar will offer information around the importance of ACE screening as it relates to maternal health. Speakers will share resources for providers looking to introduce ACE screening, examples of how to create a healing environment for patients, and case studies on how to respond with trauma-informed care. Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: • Recognize the science and impact of ACEs and toxic stress, understand the value of ACE screening, and apply...

'A Better Normal:' Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? -- Concerns and solutions

Can universal ACEs screening be equitable? A conversation about concerns and solutions. When: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2-3:30 pm PDT/5-6:30 pm EDT This webinar explores what it takes to ensure that equity is built into the process of screening and providing support for families who have experienced trauma and want help. REGISTER HERE Background At the beginning of this year, California, through the ACEs Aware initiative began rolling out universal screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs),...

NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead (Dr. Vincent J. Felitti) [avahealth.org]

The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is often an individual’s attempted Solution to childhood experiences about which we keep ourselves unaware. A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts...

Strengthening the predictive power of screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in younger and older children (Child Abuse & Neglect)

By Heather A Turner, Megan Henley, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104522 . Abstract Background There is increasing interest in routine screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to help identify high-risk children who would benefit from interventions. However, there has not yet been sufficient research concerning which particular set of ACEs would be most predictive as a potential screening tool. Objective This study compared 40 Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), covering...

The importance of care coordination [medcitynews.com]

By Brooke Sabia, MedCity News, September 30, 2020 Some may ask the question, “What does a care coordinator do for my personal well-being?” There is no short answer as to what a patient can benefit from by receiving assistance from a care coordinator. Their job is to connect with high-risk individuals to uncover and identify needs in a patient-centered manner and in a way that takes into account whether the patient has endured any trauma. When people think of care coordination, they typically...

Food Insecurity and the Risk of Obesity, Depression, and Self-Rated Health in Women (Women’s Health Report)

By Sydney K. Willis,1,* Sara E. Simonsen,2 Rachael B. Hemmert,2 Jami Baayd,2 Kathleen B. Digre,3 and Cathleen D. Zick4. Women’s Health Reports Volume 1.1, 2020 DOI: 10.1089/whr.2020.0049 Accepted May 21, 2020. Abstract Background/Introduction/Objective: Recent studies have shown that food insecurity is associated with obe- sity, depression, and other adverse health outcomes although little research has been focused on these relation- ships in underrepresented cultural and social groups. In...

Wabanaki Public Health Serves Native People, Community, and Culture During COVID-19 Crisis (RHIhub)

By Kathryn Rutz, September 30, 2020, Rural Health Hub. “One great thing about being a service-based organization: when people need us more, we’re there.” Lisa Sockabasin works for Wabanaki Public Health based in Bangor, Maine. Their organization is one of the recipients of the Rural Tribal COVID Response (RTCR) grant, created by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to help rural tribal communities during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Indigenous communities are one of the demographics...

Investigations launched after Atikamekw woman records Quebec hospital staff uttering slurs before her death (cbc.ca)

WARNING: This article contains a video that may be disturbing to some viewers. As she lay dying in a Joliette, Que., hospital bed, an Atikamekw woman clicked her phone on and broadcast a Facebook Live video appearing to show her being insulted and sworn at by hospital staff. Joyce Echaquan's death on Monday prompted an immediate outcry from her home community of Manawan, about 250 kilometres north of Montreal, and has spurred unusually quick and decisive action on the part of the provincial...

Free 2020 Virtual Trauma-Informed Care Conference

Each year, STAR hosts a Trauma-Informed Care Conference to help educate the next generation of leaders and build a strong network of Trauma-Informed professionals in the state of Georgia. The conference will be held on Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00am- 1:00pm EST and Sunday, October 4th , 2020 from 2:00pm-5:00pm EST conducted virtually via Zoom.

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