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Supporting Patients in Pregnancy: ACEs and Maternal Health [acesaware.org]

This webinar will offer information around the importance of ACE screening as it relates to maternal health. Speakers will share resources for providers looking to introduce ACE screening, examples of how to create a healing environment for patients, and case studies on how to respond with trauma-informed care. Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to: • Recognize the science and impact of ACEs and toxic stress, understand the value of ACE screening, and apply...

NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND: The Repressed Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Adult Well-Being, Disease and Social Functioning: Turning Gold into Lead (Dr. Vincent J. Felitti) [avahealth.org]

The ACE Study reveals how typically unrecognized adverse childhood experiences are not only common, but causally underlie a number of the most common causes of adult social malfunction, biomedical disease, and premature death. Moreover, it enables one to see that the Public Health Problem is often an individual’s attempted Solution to childhood experiences about which we keep ourselves unaware. A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts...

San Rafael board approves temporary homeless shelter (Marin IJ)

By Matthew Pera, October 1, 2020, Marin Independent Journal. San Rafael officials have issued a permit to Homeward Bound of Marin that allows the nonprofit to use part of an office building in the Canal neighborhood as a homeless shelter for the next year and a half. Members of the city Planning Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve the organization’s permit request for 3301 Kerner Blvd. The permit allows Homeward Bound to use the top floor of the vacant three-story office...

Prevention is Essential: Collective Impact Coalition Promotes Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments for All Maryland’s Children

When members of Maryland’s State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (SCCAN) began in 2006 to examine what their state was doing in the realm of prevention, they discovered a gaping hole. Many participants in the 23-member Council—people working in child welfare, mental health, law enforcement and advocacy groups—knew about ACEs and about the corrosive effects of early childhood maltreatment. But they discovered, through informational interviews across different sectors and an environmental...

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