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ACE Overcomers and Merced County Office of Education’s Family Resource Center

When two ACEs Aware communications grants were awarded to Merced County, a strategic alliance between the Merced County Office of Education’s Family Resource Center and ACE Overcomers was developed to achieve greater impact through collaboration. Read reflections on their efforts in this month’s joint interview.

Western Youth Services and California Black Health Network

ACEs Aware grantees are hard at work advancing trauma-informed care and mitigating toxic stress across California. This month, we asked grantees Western Youth Services and California Black Health Network to share their experiences engaging with local communities, overcoming challenges, and advancing the mission of ACEs Aware across the state.

California Comeback Plan

On May 14, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the May Revision of his State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget proposal. The May Revision includes a number of proposals designed to advance and augment the impact of ACEs Aware, as well as proposals relevant to supporting the goals and objectives of the initiative.

California’s ACEs Aware Initiative Launches State of Care Provider Engagement Campaign

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.

How Trauma Affects the Body: Reflections from Dr. Eric Ball

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.