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ACEs Aware September Webinar: Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce [acesaware.org]

SEPTEMBER 2020 WEBINAR "Assessing Readiness & Building Resilience in the Clinical Workforce: A Foundation for ACE Screening Integration" Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the Webinar Presenters will: Define workforce resilience and trauma-informed principles and review resources and tools, including tips for reducing staff stress and burnout. Share examples and lessons learned about assessing staff readiness and building infrastructure. Offer practical tips on how...

ACEs Aware Seeking Applicants to Support Clinical Work [acesaware.org]

ACEs Aware Seeking Applicants to Support Clinical Work Apply by September 15, 2020 ACEs Aware , led by the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), is hiring for three new positions to further the mission of supporting Medi-Cal providers across California with training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Aurrera Health Group is the project management...

REMINDER! - AUGUST WEBINAR "Regulating the Stress Response for Kids: Practical Tips for Primary Care Providers" [acesaware.org]

SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST WEBINAR "Regulating the Stress Response for Kids: Practical Tips for Primary Care Providers" Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the Webinar This webinar will offer practical tips and examples on how providers can incorporate stress regulation strategies into their treatment planning for pediatric patients. Presenters will: Share definitions, research, and the clinical response to address toxic stress through stress regulation strategies. Review the...

Register Now! Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 [acesaware.org]

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Noon – 1 p.m. Register for the webinar This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Speakers: Devika Bhushan, MD, FAAP – Pediatrician and Chief Health Officer, Office of the California Surgeon General Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP – Pediatrician; Nominee, AAP President-elect; Professor of Pediatrics, Interim Division Chief-General...

ACEs Aware Grant Application Update [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, May 21, 2020 Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your ongoing interest in our ACEs Aware grants process. We have completed the grant application review and scoring process and have selected a group of finalists that will be considered in the final stage of the grant award process. Being a finalist is not a guarantee of funding. The final funding determination, in terms of how many organizations will receive funding and how much, will be determined after the state budget is...

May Revise Budget Impacts to ACEs Aware [acesaware.org]

By ACEs Aware, May 20, 2020 Dear Stakeholders: The state of California is facing an unprecedented budget shortfall due to the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 emergency. The state must make difficult budgetary decisions to protect access to vital services and programs, including Medi-Cal. While we are all facing these significant budget changes together, we also know that Californians are experiencing increased levels of stress. That stress, combined with disruptions to accessing...

Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Impacts of COVID-19 [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, May 13, 2020 This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary physical distancing measures can result in an increase of stress-related health conditions. These secondary...

Webinar covered how to build trauma-informed connections via telehealth

When Dr. Erika Roshanravan, a family physician with CommuniCare in Woodland, CA, thinks back to her patient visits prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, one way she drew their deep-seated concerns was to ask the reason for the visit and to interject throughout, “Is there anything else?” And it’s asking that question during phone and video visits that has also helped her understand the true reason for her patients’ needs now, she told people who attended an ACEs Aware webinar on April 29 entitled:...

[Repost] Building Trauma-Informed Connections via Telehealth During COVID-19 [acesaware.org]

By ACEs Aware, April 21, 2020 The physician speakers will share opportunities and guidance for providing trauma-informed care via telehealth as well as resources providers can offer to patients to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 related stress on physical and mental health. This is particularly critical for patients who have experienced, or who are currently experiencing, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) or other adversities. Futures Without Violence will share resources providers...

A Message to California Health Care Providers About COVID-19 and Toxic Stress [acesaware.org]

By Nadine Burke Harris and Karen Mark, ACEs Aware, March 30, 2020 Our global community is facing confusing and uncertain times. As the unprecedented novel coronavirus continues to spread, the health and safety of our nearly 40 million Californians is the number-one priority for our state, the Office of the California Surgeon General, and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). This includes the physical, mental, and psychological well-being of all individuals. As the crisis deepens,...

ACEs Aware Webinar: Trauma-informed practices to address stress from COVID-19

How can health care providers take care of themselves, their colleagues and their patients during this COVID-19 pandemic? First and foremost is recognizing how the pandemic can stir up trauma from the past, said Dr. Alicia Lieberman, a psychologist specializing in trauma. “COVID19 is reawakening traumatic reminders in many of us and in the families we work with. And that often makes it difficult for parents to protect themselves and their children,” she noted. Lieberman, the director of the...

PRESS RELEASE: California Governor Tackles Adverse Childhood Experiences with $10M Proposal for Cross-Sector Training and Public Awareness

ACEs Aware is excited to share the news that Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-2021 budget includes a proposed $10 million expenditure for the development of cross-sector trainings and a public awareness campaign. This allocation is intended to further support the goal of cutting ACEs and toxic stress in half in a generation through raising awareness and strengthening response networks. As an extension of the ACEs Aware initiative, the California Surgeon General will engage leading...

New Research Shows Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress Costs $112.5 Billion per Year to California [acesaware.org]

By Cate Powers, ACEs Aware, February 28, 2020 The California Surgeon General today shares new research from the Pacific Institute for Research & Evaluation (PIRE) that identifies the health-related costs of Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress to California cost $112.5 billion annually. This estimate includes direct ACEs-related health care expenditures totaling $10.5 billion annually, with an additional $102 billion in the cost of disease burden, including premature death and...

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