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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 pediatricians, their staff members, clients and parents of clients, medical educators and researchers – all of you who are on the frontlines of learning about the connections between adversity in childhood and health outcomes, and what they can do to help children, families and their communities thrive.
It’s been 20 years since the groundbreaking CDC-Kaiser Permanente ACE Study emerged. ACEs in Pediatrics will be a place for you to share your resources, your best practices and lessons learned. We’ll host webinars on issues important to you. It’s where you’ll learn about what’s happening on the ground in the trenches of medical practices, how pediatricians are working with communities to integrate practices based on ACEs science, and in the halls of medical schools around teaching and implementing trauma-informed and resiliency practices.
You’ll hear what pediatric nurses are doing in Federally Qualified Health Center clinics, the trials and errors of setting up a health clinic at a school site, and what pilot projects are being scaled up for systems-wide shifts to trauma-informed practices. We’ll bring you backstory interviews with cutting-edge researchers about newly published studies. And we will bring you the data that tells stories about best practices that make a difference.
We are fortunate to be collaborating with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a trailblazer in the field, and the organization she founded, the Center for Youth Wellness, as they begin a national project helping to train pediatric practices around the country about implementing ACEs screening. Stay tuned for more information about this.
In the meantime, please forward this welcome message to any provider whom you think may be able to contribute to or is interested in ACEs in Pediatrics. Please also send me, at firstname.lastname@example.org, any of the following:
- questions you have related to implementing ACEs science and education;
- links to resources that are not well known but helped you move forward in implementing ACEs screening and trauma-informed practices;
- ideas for webinars for pediatric practices that haven’t been offered at any conferences related to ACEs education and trauma-informed practices.
ACEs in Pediatrics,
Community site manager
Reporter, ACEs Connection