ACEs Webinars-The State of Childhood Adversity Legislation

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The State of Childhood Adversity Legislation: Lessons from a National Scan of State Policies and Legislator Experience

Date:  Monday, May 10th, 2018

Time: 10:00-11:00 am PDT /1:00-2:00 pm EDT

The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA), in collaboration with ACEs Connection, is hosting a two-part webinar learning series for advocates and policymakers interested in addressing childhood adversity through public policy. Advocates across the country are asking how best to address childhood adversity at the local, state and national levels, and to support the right policies to advance these efforts

Momentum is growing across the country to do just that. In this learning series, we will explore organizing models and legislative approaches that address childhood adversity, trauma and resilience.

We held our first webinar, “Overview of State Level Efforts to Address Childhood Adversity and Highlights from Oregon, Tennessee, and Wisconsin” in January. This second webinar strives to deepen our understanding of legislation to address childhood adversity. The third and final webinar is specific to California and will include discussions on how California can better address childhood adversity.

Our Speakers:

Elizabeth Prewitt, Policy Analyst, ACEs Connection

Meghan McCann and Kate Blackman, National Conference of State Legislatures

Representative Ruth Kagi, Washington State Legislature

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ACEs Connection supports communities to accelerate ACEs science.

ACEs Connection is a social network that supports communities to accelerate the global ACEs science movement, to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in shaping adult behavior and health, and to promote trauma-informed and resilience-building practices and policies in all communities and institutions — from schools to prisons to hospitals and churches — to help heal and to develop resilience instead of traumatizing already traumatized people.

The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity brings together the expertise and actions of individuals and organizations working to address childhood adversity across the state of California. 4CA’s mission is to raise awareness of the impact of childhood adversity on children, youth, families, and communities; and to address gaps and structural inequities in systems so they can prevent and appropriately respond to childhood adversity, strengthen protective factors and build resilience.

4CA is a multi-sector partnership of organizations committed to addressing childhood adversity throughout California. 4CA campaign members represent child welfare, early childhood, education, health, youth justice and other sectors.