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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...

Trauma and Resilience-Informed Health Care: Overview and Resources [acesaware.org]

From ACEs Aware, March 3, 2020 The webinar will provide an overview of trauma-informed care principles that can facilitate integrating screening and response for ACEs and enhance connections between patients and providers. Key elements of “ Fostering Resilience and Recovery: A Change Package for Advancing Trauma-Informed Primary Care ” will be presented. This is the second in a series of educational webinars that will offer practical information to help providers integrate ACE screening and...

Safeguards for Youth Briefing

Webinar Details Date: Thursday, March 5 Time: 11:00-11:30 AM PST Kidsdata.org recently compiled data on Safeguards for Youth to highlight important protective factors and supportive services for California children. Learn about the Safeguards for Youth framework and where to easily access these data. Also, hear from a specialist at the Child Abuse Prevention Center about adopting a prevention mind-set and using trauma-informed practices to address adversity among children. Speakers will be...

CYW's Provider Training Courses now available online

In response to an overwhelming demand for information about ACEs science, screening tools, and guidance on how to implement ACEs screening, CYW has developed a suite of online courses in order to make our training more accessible to a broader audience. Developed by a team of pediatricians, research scientists, public health experts, and clinical quality improvement experts, these courses are the first of four online courses that will aid medical providers/practitioners in understanding and...

9 Big Questions as California Starts to Screen Kids for Trauma, ACEs [salud-america.org]

By Amanda Merck, Salud America!, February 12, 2020 Early childhood adversity like abuse and divorce is a root cause of many of the greatest public health challenges we face today. But doctors don’t even screen children for exposure to adversity. That’s changing in California, thanks to Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and other child advocates. As of Jan. 1, 2020, almost 100,000 physicians in 8,800 clinics will be reimbursed for routinely screening Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences...

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