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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

New Report: ACEs BRFSS Data Report- An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California

A newly developed document titled “Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2011-2017: An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California” has just been released and can be found following link and attached to this blog post.

The purpose of this resource is to report state and county prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California; describe ACEs-related geographic and demographic disparities; and to offer details on the impact of ACEs on mental health, behavior, and chronic disease. This data report was created in partnership by the University of California, Davis and the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP)’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative.

We are excited to share this resource with all those who are interested in preventing violence, work for local health departments, or work within child-serving systems. Further, the Office of the California Surgeon General will be releasing their report on ACEs this fall.

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