The Department of Health Care Services and Office of the California Surgeon General launched the “State of CAre” health care provider engagement campaign to expand the reach and impact of the initiative. The campaign uses digital and print media to raise awareness about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the long-term health effects they can have on children and adults if not addressed.
News, events, and important information from the ACEs Aware initiative
This month, we asked grantees La Maida Project, Sutter County Children & Families Commission, and the UCSF Center for Nature and Health to share new learning opportunities and local connections that have emerged as a result of their ACEs Aware grants.
Three ACEs Aware grantees met with Dr. Burke Harris to share their successes promoting ACE screenings, trauma-informed systems, and self-care and resilience through their grant activities.
After witnessing the traumatic loss of his family dog, Orange County pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball shared an intimate reflection on the mental and physical impacts of stress and how to build resilience in the face of adversity.
New data reports are now available that detail the number of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) screenings conducted in California between January 1 and June 30, 2020, and the number of providers who have completed the “Becoming ACEs Aware in California” core online training.
We sat down with ACEs Aware grantees Santa Cruz County Public Health, Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County, and First 5 San Bernardino to discuss their progress, their upcoming activities for the year, and how they practice self-care within their organizations.
Artie Padilla, Senior Program Officer for the Neighborhood Development at the Central Valley Community Foundation, discusses his experiences building a trauma-informed network of care team in Fresno County.
ACEs Aware is hiring for three new positions – Deputy Communications Director and two Science/Clinical Advisors – to further the mission of supporting Medi-Cal providers across California with training, clinical protocols, and payment for screening children and adults for ACEs.
The Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with the Office of the California Surgeon General, awarded $30.8 million in ACEs Aware grant funds to 35 organizations across California. The grants will help build and strengthen robust networks of care to effectively respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress with community-based health and social supports that meet the needs of children, adults, and families.