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New ACEs Aware Videos

ACEs Aware has recently released a brand new video featuring Dr. Burke Harris explaining the symptoms of toxic stress and encouraging providers to sign up for ACEs Aware's free, two-hour online training. The ACEs Aware video is available in full, half, and no animation versions. Links are included in the attachment with recommendations for each channel, but you are encouraged to post the animation version that best suits your audience. Links to all three versions – and an additional...

Creating Compelling Messaging with ACEs Data Webinar Recording Available

On January 20, 2021 the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the C alifornia Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP)’s , Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative hosted a webinar entitled, “Creating Compelling Messaging with ACEs Data”. This webinar featured presentations from Shaddai Martinez Cuestas, MPH, Strategic Communications Specialist at Berkeley Media Studies Group ; Donielle Prince, Ph.D,...

Peer-to-Peer-Provider Compassion: Coming to Terms with One’s Own Adversity⁠

One of the ways we are expanding awareness of the ACEs Aware initiative is by hosting Facilitated Peer-to-Peer sessions for Medi-Cal and other providers in Orange County. ⁠ ⁠ These two-hour sessions are perfect for practitioners who want to learn more about action planning and strategic change in trauma-informed care and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on individuals and communities.⁠ ⁠ Join us on Wednesday 2.03.21. ⁠ ⁠ Topic: Provider Compassion: Coming to Terms with...

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Needed: Small Practices (not more than 6-7 providers) to share how ACES screening is going

Primary Care Development Corporation is looking to interview a few small practices about how their ACEs screening and implementation of trauma-informed care is going. The practice should have no more than 6-7 providers (MDs, NPs, PAs) and CAN be part of a larger system. Interviews will take about 1-1.5 hours and your organization will be compensated with a small stipend for your time. The practice can be in any stage of screening and implementation. Your feedback will be used to develop a...Read More...
Question: Please share examples of innovative uses of existing funding to address ACEs and trauma. For example, Mental Health Services Act has a funding category called "Innovative Projects" which might be a way to fund ACEs and trauma related efforts. Are you aware of any CA communities that have found ways to utilize MHSA or other funds in unexpected ways - that have the potential of addressing trauma and ACEs? See below and attached for more background re MHSA. Background: The CA...Read More...
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CA AB 989: Bill to combat Institutionalized Child Abuse in Public Education

AB 989 was announced today. As a survivor and now activist- this bill is a "boots on the ground" oversight program to act as first responders, case managers and provide procedural guidance to victims and their families of Educator Sexual Misconduct and prevent child endangerment by the common practice of cover-up. We will be going to committee in Sacramento within the next month but if anyone is interested in further information or curious about supporting the legisation- please contact me...Read More...

Help our public radio station with a story: How did separation from your parents as a child impact you?

KQED is the National Public Radio affiliate in San Francisco, CA. We’d like to hear from adults (18+) who were separated from their parents when they were children. Perhaps the separation was due to economic reasons, war and conflict, incarceration, foster care, or something else. How did that period of separation impact you in the long-run? How has it impacted your connection to others and how you build relationships? If you're a parent, how does it influence how you parent? We’re...Read More...
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