Early Childhood OC collaborated with the Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA) and Children’s Cause Orange County to develop an understanding of the perspective of community providers who are, and will be, implementing ACE screening tools. Additional insight was provided by content experts with knowledge related to the intersectionality between ACE screenings and structural racism.
Published work by ACEs Aware grantees across California
ACEs Aware grantees across the state are producing practice papers with promising practices and case studies from providers and communities implementing ACE screening and trauma-informed systems of care.
Working together, we can advance and promote these informed and inspired approaches and leverage them in service of the goal of unlocking the potential of Californians for generations to come. Explore practice papers below.
To support providers in adopting ACE screening, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) conducted interviews with 14 Medi-Cal providers, including pediatricians, family medicine providers, behavioral health clinicians, and a certified nurse midwife, from 12 clinics in regions in California. Although the report focuses on California perspectives, the insights can inform health care organizations and providers across the country seeking to adopt an effective ACE screening approach.
This practice paper provides strategies for planning and implementing ACE screening in community-based clinics and organizations, including practical tools and templates.
This practice paper aims to describe some emerging practices and barriers and facilitators to implementing trauma-informed care, ACE screening, and care coordination for the prevention and treatment of toxic stress in school-based health centers. Practice and research recommendations are also provided.
This practice paper identifies the needs and experiences of trauma and resilience specific to Native communities in California. This paper explores how screening tools and trauma-informed care responses could be more responsive to Indigenous experiences and communities.
This paper presents findings from interviews with school stakeholders that help to identify promising practices for school-based integrated systems of care as well as barriers and facilitators to implementing and sustaining school-based integrated models.
This practice paper examines ACEs and ACE screening with immigrant youth, including qualitative research conducted with adolescent health providers and adolescents to understand their perspectives on this topic, and offers recommendations for adolescent health providers to effectively implement ACE screening with immigrant youth in primary care settings. This paper is a companion document to the authors’ practice paper entitled Screening Adolescents for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Incorporating Resilience and Youth Development.
This practice paper examines ACEs and ACE screening with adolescents, including qualitative research conducted with adolescent health providers and adolescents to understand their perspectives on this topic, and offers recommendations for adolescent health providers to effectively implement ACE screening with adolescents.
This paper expands on existing best practices around ACE screening, with a focus on family and local CBO experiences, to inform large-scale systems change of incorporating ACE screening into systems of care for children and families in L.A. County and other similar jurisdictions.
In partnership with its Family Medicine Residency Program, Saint Agnes Medical Center launched an ACEs Aware training and implementation program. This pilot program aims to reduce the burden of chronic diseases in the patient population and create an interdisciplinary model that can be scaled to residency programs across California.