Educational Events

ACEs Aware is hosting a series of activities to promote shared learning and quality improvement among Medi-Cal providers in adopting ACE screenings and providing trauma-informed care.

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Upcoming Educational Events

January 27, 2021 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This webinar will include a discussion and concrete example of a trauma-informed network of care, a group of interdisciplinary health, education, and human service professionals, community members, and organizations that support adults, children, and families by providing access to evidence-based “buffering” resources and supports that help to prevent, treat, and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.

Speakers will present:

  • Definitions and guidance on key elements of a trauma-informed network of care to respond to ACEs and toxic stress
  • Strategies for establishing a robust and effective system for responding to ACE screenings and mitigating the toxic stress response with evidence-based “buffering” resources
  • Lessons learned from Fresno County on building a network of care


  • Shannon Thyne, MD – Director of Pediatrics, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
  • Artie Padilla – Senior Program Officer, Neighborhood Development, Central Valley Community Foundation
  • Ivonne Der Torosian, MPA – Vice President, Community Health and Well-Being, Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • Amy Parks, DSW, LCSW, CLEC – Coordinator of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Community Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, & Child Advocacy; Director Pediatric Healthy Steps, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Previous Events