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: Children’s Cause Orange County on behalf of Early Childhood OC. With participating content experts Drs. Miguel Gallardo, Karen Hill, and Marta M. Shinn

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. 

Grantee: Hannah Gears and Meryl Schulman, Center for Health Care Strategies

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. 

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.

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