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ACEs Training and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections from Dr. Eric Ball

COVID-19 has been stressful for all of us, but our response to the pandemic and its effects is largely dependent on our buffering relationships and resiliency. Orange Country pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball discusses how ACEs Aware training has benefited his practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spotlight Series: Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW

Karen Johnson, MSW, LCSW, has spent more than two decades working in trauma-informed care, including currently as principal at Trauma-Informed Lens Consulting and formerly as Director of Trauma Informed Services for the National Council for Behavioral Health. In the latest blog for the ACEs Aware Spotlight Series, Karen discusses approaches for implementing trauma-informed care with patients and care teams.

ACEs Aware Announces Nearly 14,000 Providers Trained

The Provider Training September Data Update report clearly demonstrates substantial early success in building a network of providers who are crucial to advancing the ACEs Aware initiative across the state.

ACEs Aware Seeking Applicants to Support Clinical Work

ACEs Aware 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 ACEs.

Spotlight Series: Dr. Mike Witte

Dr. Mike Witte, Chief Medical Officer for the California Primary Care Association, discusses the dual infections facing the nation – COVID-19 and structural racism – and how health care providers have an opportunity to respond with trauma-informed care.

Spotlight Series: Dr. Eric Ball

Orange County pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball talks about the importance of ACE screening to identify patients who may be at risk for chronic disease in adulthood.