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April 2021

Webinar: Addressing the "C" in ACEs: Combatting the Nation's Silent Crisis [apha.org]

Date: MAY 03 2021, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST Description This half-day APHA roundtable webinar on Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, will convene experts to share knowledge and best practices on preventing and responding to ACEs through a resilient and equitable framework. The webinar also will highlight the exigency for capacity-building to combat adverse childhood experiences and improve health. [ Please click here for more information and to register .]

In Case You Missed It: "Racism and Discrimination as Risk Factors for Toxic Stress" April 28 Webinar Now Available [acesaware.org]

Presenters discuss: Some of the main social and environmental factors that lead to health disparities, as well as the impacts of racism and discrimination on public health across communities. The role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for toxic stress and ACE-Associated Health Conditions. Making the case to clinicians and clinical teams that implementing trauma-informed care principles and ACE screening can help promote health equity as part of supporting the health and well-being...

Mental health, equity should be schools' focus as students return, report says [edsource.org]

By Carolyn Jones, EdSource, April 29, 2021 To help students readjust to life after the pandemic, schools should use their Covid-relief funding windfall to imbue mental health, equity and relationships into every aspect of the school day, according to a sweeping new report released Thursday. “This is the biggest infusion of money into schools that many of us will see in our lifetimes. We’re hoping educators take advantage of this moment to not go back to the way we were,” said Christopher J.

Llamadas telefónicas de alto precio en la cárcel: $15 para hablar con su hija [calmatters.org]

Por Anne Stuhldreher, Cal Matters, April 27, 2021 Al crecer, Blossom Sergejev tenía suerte si hablaba con su madre una vez a la semana. Por lo general, era una vez al mes. Incluso entonces, sus conversaciones terminaron casi tan pronto como comenzaron. Ella, su hermano y su hermana tenían un temporizador para asegurarse de que los tres tuvieran su parte justa del tiempo de su madre: cinco minutos cada uno. “No hubo una pequeña charla sobre esas llamadas, y no fue nada alegre”, dice Sergejev.

California mulls letting adults add parents to health plans [apnews.com]

By Adam Beam, Associated Press, April 28, 2021 California could become the only state to let adult children add their parents as dependents to their health insurance plans, a policy proposal aimed at increasing insurance coverage among low-income people living in the country illegally who aren’t eligible for government-funded coverage. Former President Barack Obama’s health law let parents keep their adult children on their health plans until at least age 26, a change that helped millions of...

Is this the year the California Legislature closes the digital divide? [calmatters.org]

By Ben Christopher, Cal Matters, April 29, 2021 It only took a global pandemic, a year spent working and studying at home and a once-in-a-generation spending blitz from the federal government, but 2021 might be the year that California finally goes big on broadband. Expanding internet access has long been a cause that lawmakers of all stripes — Democrat and Republican, rural and urban — have been happy to get behind. Few, however, have been willing to actually prioritize it. That might...

La Maida Project, ACEs Aware Grantee, Presents: Provider Engagement Webinar Series Exploring the Role of Culture in Healing [lamaidaproject.org]

May 18 and 20, 2021 Webinar #1 Date: May 18, 2021 Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm PDT Trauma is Our Heritage, Healing is Our Nature The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study not only sheds light on the effects of childhood adversity, but it also raises questions about the framework of healing in healthcare. In the first of a two-part webinar series, participants will learn how trauma and toxic stress can heal through an ecological framework of health that includes each individual as part of an...

ACEs Aware in Action: April Newsletter [acesaware.org]

ACEs Aware in Action Join the Movement to Screen, Treat, and Heal California patients, health care providers, and communities have weathered many storms over the past year. Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and responding to the symptoms of toxic stress will improve patient health now and in the future, unlocking the potential of an entire generation. Join the movement today to become ACEs Aware. March TIPC Meeting: Key Takeaways The Trauma-Informed Primary Care (TIPC)...

PACEs Connection Reacts: The Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict & Police Brutality in the United States April 30th, 2021 12pm PT

Join us for our second episode in a new series called "PACEs Connection Reacts" where we will be viewing the world through a PACEs science and trauma-informed lens. For this PACEs Connection Reacts, join PACEs Connection's Race & Equity Workgroup as we react to the trial of Derek Chauvin , an American former police officer who was convicted of the murder of George Floyd. The murder of George Floyd, along with a string of other murders of Black Americans in 2020 , spurred international...

Maternal Health in Black and White [chcf.org]

By Heather Tirado Gilligan, California Health Care Foundation, April 26, 2021 Despite an induced labor necessitated by the potential danger of preeclampsia, Morine Cebert Gators had a beautiful birth experience. Cebert Gators, who is Black, searched diligently for a Black ob/gyn provider when she moved from North Carolina to Knoxville, Tennessee. She was mid-pregnancy, had recently finished her PhD in nursing, and was having no luck finding a doctor who looked like her. Googling and joining...

Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Bruce Perry team up to talk trauma, resilience, healing in new book

A little more than three years ago, Oprah Winfrey did a segment about childhood trauma on 60 Minutes. One of the people she interviewed was child psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Perry . "It is my hope that our story about trauma-informed care will not just be impactful, but will also be revolutionary," Winfrey said at the time the segment was aired . "Doing the segment It certainly has caused a revolution in my own life." I think all of us who learn about the science of positive...

What President Biden's recovery plan for families means for California's children [edsource.org]

By Karen D'Souza, EdSource, April 27, 2021 In the wake of the pandemic, which has cast the essential nature of child care into high relief, President Joe Biden has revealed the outlines of a strategy to rebuild the country’s early education and care infrastructure. Key aspects of the estimated $1 trillion American Families Plan, which Biden plans to roll out in a speech to Congress on Wednesday, remain in flux. Still, the package is widely expected to include key early childhood initiatives,...

ACEs Parent Handouts & ACEs One Pagers & Link to GRC (UPDATED 4/28/21)

We have so many wonderfu https://www.acesconnection.com/fileSendAction/fcType/0/fcOid/508261416693856202/filePointer/508261416693856263/fodoid/507698389112989542/Coping%20With%20Stress%20During%20the%20COVID-19%20Pandemic%20One-Pager_Accesible_English.pdf l resources shared by members. However, a few of you have asked me for help in retrieving them. Here's several of the most commonly shared ACEs handouts, info graphics and one pagers, with links to download. PLEASE share yours! I'm working...

To solve the Black maternal mortality crisis, start with upending racist practices

It’s been all over the news for months: Black women in the United States are dying from complications during their pregnancies or in childbirth at alarming rates, and those deaths are preventable. Less well explored is how systemic racism and historical trauma have been at the core of what’s driven up these rates over several decades. A March 20 conference entitled The Impact of ACEs on Black Maternal Health took an in-depth look into why Black maternal mortality and complications during...

High-priced jail phone calls: $15 to talk to your daughter [calmatters.org]

By Anne Stuhldreher, Cal Matters, April 27, 2021 Growing up, Blossom Sergejev was lucky if she talked to her mother once a week. Usually it was once a month. Even then their conversations ended almost as soon as they started. She and her brother and sister had a timer to make sure all three got their fair share of their mother’s time – five minutes each. “There was no small talk on those calls, and it wasn’t at all light-hearted,” Sergejev says. “We got down to the grit of what was going...

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