Tagged With "ACEs"

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A Kaiser pediatrician, wise to ACEs science for years, finally gets to use it

Dr. Suzanne Frank has known about the impact of childhood adversity on young lives for decades. She’s seen the fallout in the faces of young people huddled in beds at a children’s shelter where she worked years ago. She’s seen it as the regional child abuse services and champion for the Permanente Medical Group. And she’s seen it in hospital examination rooms where, as a member of the Santa Clara County’s Sexual Assault Response Team, she’s been called in to examine shell-shocked children...
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ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Veronique Mead ·
I was first inspired to create a fact sheet summarizing the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) after reading a comment in “Got Your ACE score?” A reader wished she had a form to give her doctor that documented the vast body of evidence explaining how early trauma increases risk for chronic physical and mental health conditions and much more. I could relate.
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Boston’s architect of community well-being: Pediatrician Renée Boynton-Jarrett

She talks with parents about the relationship between childhood adversities they have experienced and how that may have an impact on parenting. “I frame things a bit more broadly than ACEs,” she said, “because I think it’s very important to reflect on a broader number of exposures than were covered in the original study, such as poverty or structural violence and racism.”
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Careful, It's Not Over Yet & Parenting with ACEs & PTSD

Note: Dawn Daum & Joyelle Bran dt are the featured guests on the live chat held in the Parenting with ACEs Group on Tuesday, June 13th at 10 AM PST / 1 PM PST. The topic is Parenting with PTSD & ACEs. Dawn and Joyelle are artists, activists and parents. They met a few years ago and set about creating an online community for parent survivors to working to break the cycle of abuse. Here's a small sample of the work they have done and are doing: Wrote a resource about Parenting as an...
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Explore NPPC’s New ACEs Screening Resources Website

Skylar Nahi ·
Join the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) on Wednesday, April 25 at 12:00 PM PST for a Q&A session and a “sneak peek” of its new member website, which provides a wide range of resources to help pediatric practices make the case and implement screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). NPPC is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness.
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For a pediatrician and former teacher ACEs awareness came from a punch in the face

Dr. Kavitha Selvaraj did not learn about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) from a class in medical school. Her first awareness of ACEs came after a student slugged her in the face when she was a new teacher in a school in Los Angeles. She had heard a chorus in the hallway urging her students she refers to as “J” and “N” to “Fight! Fight! Fight,” she writes in an essay in a recent issue of the journal Pediatrics . The two were trading punches. When she stepped in the middle to break it up...
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Intergenerational associations of parent adverse childhood experiences and child health outcomes [ Pediatrics]

To what extent do parents' adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect ACEs and health status among their children? Linking data of 350 parents and their children from the 2012 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey (HHS) and the Philadelphia ACE Survey, researchers found statistically significant correlations between parents' ACE scores and their children's health status. "Our results suggest that the full scope of health effects of ACEs is not limited to the exposed individual.
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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...
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Nadine Burke Harris' new book, The Deepest Well, weaves ACEs science and personal stories

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP/Courtesy of Center for Youth Wellness In this short interview , pioneering pediatrician and author Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, the founder and CEO of the San Francisco-based Center for Youth Wellness , discusses her pivotal new book The Deepest Well. In the book Burke Harris weaves together the hard science behind adversity and trauma with personal stories. It was a particular patient, Burke Harris explains, that led her to shift her research and practice.
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National Mandate for ACE Testing for ALL New Parents!

John Trayser ·
It was about three years ago when I first heard about ACEs on NPR. It truly legitimized everything I had written about family and relationships with the outside world. I read The Teenage Brain and Childhood Disrupted. We are making huge strides in sharing the scientific findings about childhood trauma in as many avenues as we can it appears. Yet, I have a deep sadness at times that ACEs is an after the fact scorecard of traumas inflicted on our children. My most significant moment in reading...
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New organization calls all pediatricians to end crisis that's "hiding in plain sight"

When the question of screening patients for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) was first raised a couple of years ago, Santa Barbara pediatrician Andria Ruth had mixed feelings about it.
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New Website Provides ACEs Screening Resources for Pediatric Practitioners

Leena Singh ·
The Center for Youth Wellness (CYW) has launched its new National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) member website ( nppcaces.org ). The website supports CYW’s efforts to grow a national, co-designed peer group of pediatric-serving medical practitioners interested in ACES screening and in expanding knowledge, building capacity, accessing resources and shaping the field of ACEs research and trauma-informed care. NPPC’s goal is to support pediatric medical providers in making ACEs...
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Prevention: Bringing Baby Home Training of Facilitators

Carolyn Curtis ·
A friend of mine recently referred her grandchild and his pregnant wife to a Bringing Baby Home class, because she noticed that the wife had a horrible background of abuse and at times had difficulty functioning. What the grandmother noticed with this couple was a change in the family dynamics. the couple knows how to get along, the father is engaged in parenting, and the baby thriving. This is really starting at the root of the problem. 20 years ago, Drs. John and Julie Gottman worked with...
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Webinar Invitation: National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Leena Singh ·
National Pediatric Practice Community on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and the Center for Youth Wellness team invite you to attend the launch of the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) . NPPC is a network of medical providers focused on integrating ACEs screening and a toxic stress framework into pediatric medical practice. We will be kicking off the NPPC with an informational webinar on Monday, May 8th, 2017 at 12 noon (PST) . Webinar...
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ACE's questionnaire in Pediatric emergency room

Teresa Drake ·
We are interested in conducting research in a Peds ER involving asking the 10 ACE questions to patients. Has anyone done this?
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Dr. Mead, This is such a great collection of resources. I so appreciate you putting it all together.
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Thank you, Veronique, for your prolific and powerful post! Thank you for your creative initiative of developing two ACEs Fact Sheets. Thank you for streamlining the pathway for patients to be well-informed and prepared to advocate for their well-being during their doctors' visits. Thank you for lifting up our amazing ACEs Connection Cissy White. "In addition to the commenter who wished for an ACE form (thank you for being so courageous and clear about what you needed), I was also inspired to...
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Veronique Mead ·
Thanks Dana! It feels great to share resources that can be truly empowering and helpful. I hadn't thought of translating the fact sheets but absolutely. Let me know if you know anyone who would like to help me do so!
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Veronique Mead ·
Laurie you are so welcome - you and pediatricians and the world working with kids have been on my mind :-)
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Please know I'll reach out to my colleagues in higher education to see if any of their students' can translate (Spanish, Tagalong, Vietnamese, etc.) and need additional hours for internships or field placements. Thank you again, Dr. Mead, for your exceptional ACEs Fact Sheets.
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Veronique Mead ·
PS - everyone please call me Veronique!! (pronounced Vair-uh-neek) :-)
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Re: ACE Fact Sheets to Give Your Doctors, Patients & Beyond (free downloads)

Veronique Mead ·
Dana that's terrific - what a wonderful fit!!
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Re: For a pediatrician and former teacher ACEs awareness came from a punch in the face

I am writing a short piece about the webinar that Dr. Selvaraj participated in this morning: Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: Practical Considerations and Lessons Learned and am wanting to interview people in pediatrics who listened in on the webinar about their impressions. Please private message me and let me know when would be a good time to reach you and a contact number. I'll be finishing it on Monday. I'm on Pacific time.
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Re: Boston’s architect of community well-being: Pediatrician Renée Boynton-Jarrett

Christine, thank you for this instructive and inspiring post. I just received an inquiry about ACEs and trauma-informed training for pediatric practices and wanted to know more about the training Dr. Boynton-Jarrett participated in that was "provided by an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and service providers at Boston Medical Center, with a Vital Village community resident partner at the table." Do you have a way to contact the trainers? Thank you, Elizabeth
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Re: ACE's questionnaire in Pediatric emergency room

Jayne Ness ·
I'm a pediatric neurologist at University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children's of Alabama. ACEs in the Peds ED: I've discussed ACE screening with some of my Peds ED colleagues (and there's interest) but that's as far as we've gotten.... ACE screening elsewhere: Is anyone doing ACEs in sub-specialty pediatrics? I am looking for help on "best practices" in this setting. Over the past few months I have been informally asking an unscientific sample of my parents in Peds Neurology clinic to...
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Re: ACE's questionnaire in Pediatric emergency room

Former Member ·
I’m kind of bad here because I didn’t read your entire reply but this area of somatic complaints and concerns over behavioral problems like ADHD - is really where I started asking the ACE questions mixed in with a bunch of other psychosocial questions - and the ACEs were always very high. I’ve been doing this since at least 2004. Rahil Briggs is awesome in this area as is NBHarris and they have a webinar coming up in a few days on integrating this into care. For Neurology - chronic...
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Re: Montefiore Medical in Bronx screens 12,000+ kids for ACEs

Former Member ·
I’m certain as the ACE score increases - so does the score of the PSC-17. It does when I have looked at them both at the same time and it only makes sense. Also lots of poor parents have a hard time reading. That puts more risk for stress on the parent.
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Re: Montefiore Medical in Bronx screens 12,000+ kids for ACEs

ACEs Science application, explanation, and example of evidence-based effectiveness! Great post. Thank you!
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Re: Montefiore Medical in Bronx screens 12,000+ kids for ACEs

Daun Kauffman ·
Approximately what percent of families take advantage of the option to be surveyed ?
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Re: Prevention: Bringing Baby Home Training of Facilitators

Carolyn Curtis ·
I am sorry that I posted the wrong dates: May 17-18 in Sacramento. Thank you Carolyn
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The Relentless School Nurse: Pediatricians + School Nurses = Powerful Partners

Robin M Cogan ·
Pediatricians and school nurses are powerful partners when we intentionally collaborate to improve the continuity of care in the populations we serve. It is the intentionality of relationship building that can bear the most fruitful outcomes to improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable population, our children. We are far more effective working in concert than in our silos. School communities are looking for guidance, answers, and action to address the explosion of...
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Webinar: How to Streamline ACEs Screening Using CHADIS

Leena Singh ·
The idea of adding an adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) screening tool to your practice’s workflow can be daunting – which tool, will you have time, does it add enough value? The Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS) is helping to address this challenge by partnering with the National Pediatric Practice Community on ACEs (NPPC) to add an ACEs questionnaire into its system. Join this webinar to learn more about how this collaboration can help support your efforts to...
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Re: The Relentless School Nurse: Pediatricians + School Nurses = Powerful Partners

Hi Robin, Thanks so much for linking to your blog here! I wonder if you know of any existing collaborations between pediatricians and school nurses around ACEs prevention? It's great that you're writing about this, particularly because so many who are involved in preventing ACEs understand the need for cross sector collaboration. I wonder if you saw my article that was posted in ACEs in Pediatrics about Kavitha Selvraj, a pediatrician and former teacher, who is also a member of this forum.
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Re: A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!

Michelle Wright ·
Hi Charlotte, This sounds fantastic! I live in the UK, do you this it is possible atal to have access to this screening please? I work within Maternity and believe it is vital to screen Mothers (and fathers) for ACEs and intervene with appropriate supports to try break this cycle! Brilliant work👍🏻
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Re: A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!

Michelle Wright ·
Hi, Just to add to my earlier post please. If possible I would love to show this screening to my University Cohort (1st 2nd and 3rd year Student Midwives). It is essential for all professionals to understand this information and be educated on the impact of parental/maternal ACEs and the intergenerational impact which can be mitigated by screening and having multidisciplinary supports in place! If possible I would love to help share your fantastic work within my community x
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A New Documentary About Breaking the Cycle of Trauma is Launching This Fall!

Charlotte Graham ·
We are thrilled to announce the premiere of Wrestling Ghosts , a documentary about breaking the cycle of trauma, at the LA Film festival on Sept. 27th. “Incredible. Haunting and strange and beautiful and incredibly moving.” -Dan Cogan, Founder Impact Partners Wrestling Ghosts follows the epic inner journey of Kim, a young mother who, over two heartbreaking and inspiring years, battles the traumas from her past in order to create a new present and future for her and her family. In this...
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Life Expectancy by Zip Code: Where You Live Affects How Long You Live

Life expectancy is highly correlated with ACE scores and complex childhood trauma. Enter your address or zip code to know what the health outcomes are in your neighborhoods and communities. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Life Expectancy Calculator
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The quest to find biomarkers for toxic stress, resilience in children — A Q-and-A with Jack Shonkoff

The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress , led by Dr. Jack Shonkoff, is working on developing biological and behavioral markers for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience that they believe will be able to measure to what extent a child is experiencing toxic stress, and what effect that stress may be having on the child’s brain and development. The JPB Research Network on Toxic Stress is comprised of scientists, pediatricians and community leaders, and is a project of the Center...
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Can Trauma-Informed Mermaids Help Children & Families? (New Kids Book Series)

Sarah E Clark ·
Dear ACEs in Pediatrics Community, We just launched a new trauma-informed children's book series called Venus and Her Fly Trip . The series has been developed in collaboration with therapists, educators, parents and healers and is designed to promote mental/social/emotional health, body positivity and imaginative play in kids 4-10 , with the ultimate goal of preventing self-hatred. I would greatly value hearing the feedback of the ACEs community on this endeavor, and welcome your ideas for...
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ACEs, biomarkers and the cost of adversity

How useful and necessary are biomarkers in telling the story of how toxic stress from adverse childhood experiences and resilience can impact a child’s long-term health? In the introduction to an article in the journal BioEssays , Dr. Kathryn Ridout, a Kaiser Permanente San Jose psychiatrist, and her co-authors examine what is known about two biomarkers and quote data on child maltreatment and its economic burden over time that says it all. “When totaling the costs of health care, child...
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Sesame Street will help Memphis kids with their ACEs

Tiffany Thomas-Turner ·
(Posted in the Commercial Appeal on December 5, 2018 ) Every child deserves to grow up with a strong connection to a caring adult and a loving family. But for one in four kids in Shelby County, a supportive relationship with a parent figure isn’t so easy to come by. The legacy of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) — ranging from physical, emotional, or sexual abuse; physical or emotional neglect; the loss of a parent through illness, death, divorce, or incarceration; or domestic violence...
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Announcing a New Parenting and ACEs Blog from Stress Health, an Initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness

Diana Hembree ·
Research shows that the right kind of support and care can mitigate the impact of toxic stress in children and help them bounce back.
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Webinar: Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities

Kim Slouf ·
Physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, child life professionals, and other patient service providers are invited and encouraged to join a webinar entitled: "Crossroads of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Developmental Disabilities" Increased levels of toxic stress, which can be caused by recurrent or chronic exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), can impair neurodevelopment, behavior, and overall health of a child (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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Reminder! NPPC Pilot Site Applications are due Friday, March 1st!

Leah Medoff ·
Becoming a Pilot Site is a great way to get the support you need! Identify and implement an ACEs screening protocol that’s right for your practice and patient population Help your peers in the broader NPPC network by sharing data, best practices and insights from your pilot experience If you are ready to apply, please click the link below to access the application. NPPC Pilot Site Cohort 2 Application For more information, you can find the recording of our informational webinar and the...
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Why Kids With ACEs Shouldn't Get a Pass on Chores

Diana Hembree ·
Don't worry that chores are too stressful for kids with ACEs, says trauma researcher Bob Sege, MD. “You don’t want to coddle them,” Sege said, “because the message they will get is that they are damaged goods. They need to know that the adversity they suffered is only one part of them; it’s not all of them.”
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NJ medical school program requires all first-year students to learn about ACEs science

In 2015, Dr. Beth Pletcher, a pediatrician and associate professor specializing in genetics, was at the annual conference of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington D.C. when she heard two speakers that forever changed her work with medical students. Dr. Beth Pletcher “I went to two talks on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that were so mind-boggling to me that I decided on my drive back to New Jersey that I had to do something about it,”says Pletcher, director of the Division...
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