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.
News, events, and important information from the ACEs Aware initiative
In April 2021, ACEs Aware hosted the first in a series of webinars that explore research demonstrating how exposure to racism and other forms of discrimination can serve as risk factors for the toxic stress response and lead to ACE-Associated Health Conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.