Grantee Publications

Published work by ACEs Aware grantees across California

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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.

Grantee: UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

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.

Grantee: Safe & Sound

The removal of children by the child welfare system is both a result and cause of ACEs. This paper outlines data which reveal inequities in the current child welfare system of California, reviews the evidence suggesting harms of over-surveillance and separation, and highlights policy actions and community-based solutions that have the potential to shift agency and resources to families who have been marginalized.

Grantee: Primary Care Development Corporation

This paper offers a roadmap to help smaller healthcare practices (those that employ 7 or fewer providers) implement trauma-informed approaches. Smaller practices are well positioned to implement trauma-informed approaches, as they often serve tight-knit populations and can tap into the needs and insights of their community and families.

Grantee: California Quality Collaborative, a program of Purchaser Business Group on Health

This toolkit is a guide for primary care providers and care teams who intend to implement routine screening for ACEs into practice. It offers a framework for planning and implementing these screenings, provides context that is essential to effective implementation, describes change concepts and offers resources to support practice changes.

Grantee: San Diego Healthcare Quality Collaborative

Accountable Communities for Health (ACHs) are community-based partnerships formed across multiple sectors that develop a shared vision and take action to improve the health and wellbeing of a community. This paper explores how ACHs can leverage their experience leading multi-sector partnerships to support the Network of Care Milestones for Communities set out in the ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap.