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Parents who had severe trauma, stresses in childhood more likely to have kids with behavioral health problems [ScienceDaily.com]

A new study finds that severe childhood trauma and stresses early in parents' lives are linked to higher rates of behavioral health problems in their own children. The types of childhood hardships included divorce or separation of parents, death of or estrangement from a parent, emotional, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence in the home, exposure to substance abuse in the household or parental mental illness. "Previous research has looked at childhood trauma as a risk factor for...

NEW HRSA Funding Opportunity! Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

[Ed. note: This is from Hae Young Park, Acting Director of the Division of MCH Workforce Development, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration] We are pleased to announce a new notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) for the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program. Please share broadly with your stakeholders and grantees. The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of...

Research Roundup: Integrating ACEs science into nursing curriculum, ACEs and addiction, two-generational approaches to preventing ACEs

Photo by Rhonda Baer/Wikimedia Commons A nursing school in Memphis integrates ACEs curriculum https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8755722318300978 Looking at addiction through a trauma lens https://iacp.ie/files/UserFiles/Eisteach-Journals-Edited-Art/IJCP-Summer-2018-Art.pdf#page=16 What role do ACEs play in food addiction, bariatric surgery and weight loss outcomes? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11695-018-3370-1 Researchers investigate two-generational approaches...

Iowa project aims to have all pediatricians, family docs screen for ACEs

Dr. Amy Shriver is on a mission: to convince every pediatrician and family doctor in the State of Iowa to screen children for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Dr. Amy Shriver The Des Moines-based Blank Children’s Hospital pediatrician is not alone. She’s part of Central Iowa ACES 360, a regional cross-sector coalition formed in 2011 that is working toward that ambitious goal. And they’re making substantial inroads. Central Iowa ACES 360 has just developed a one-hour trauma-informed...

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Provider Confidence Survey

Hi All, Can anyone recommend a survey that assesses provider confidence in providing care to patients (specifically youth) who have experienced trauma? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks! DaveRead More...
Hi there -- I'm posting here on Ped community at the suggestion of a colleague who says this may be best way to find an adult primary care doc at Kaiser. I'm a passionate advocate for ACEs awareness, and a high-ACE-score kid who writes about childhood trauma. I'm also a Kaiser member in the Oakland/Richmond area, and I'm looking for a primary care doc who REALLY knows his/her stuff about emerging ACEs science. Happily, I am healthy today, but the health problems I've had in the past have...Read More...
Dear Colleagues, I am working with a group of primary care doctors in England who specialise in Diabetes management. We have a hypothesis that emotional distress associated with higher ACE scores will lead to poorly controlled diabetes due to the use of food as a way of coping with emotional distress. Has anyone got any advice, experience they can share or can anyone point me towards academic papers that explore this theme? Many thanks and best wishes Dr Warren Larkin Dr Warren Larkin...Read More...
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