This document includes the following materials developed by the Office of the California Surgeon General for both pediatric and adult patients: ACE Screening Clinical Workflow, ACEs and Toxic Stress Risk Assessment Algorithm, and ACE-Associated Health Conditions.
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This document includes the following materials developed by the Office of the California Surgeon General for both pediatric and adult patients: ACE Screening Clinical Workflow, ACEs and Toxic Stress Risk Assessment Algorithm, and ACE-Associated Health Conditions. (ADA Version)
The Department of Health Care Services approves specific tools to be used and questions to be asked for both pediatric and adult screenings.
An ACEs Aware-developed tool for patients to use in developing a self-care plan to enhance well-being and decrease stress — for adults.
ACEs connection developed two flyers that can be printed and given to parents on how to prevent and heal ACEs (English & Spanish versions).
Background information and examples of motivational interviewing.
Handout for parents about caring for themselves and children.
A consumer resource featuring information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.
An American Psychological Association (APA) fact sheet series, “How psychologists can help,” provides insight into how psychologists can help patients manage a range of chronic health conditions.
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web page provides information on how much sleep is recommended by age group and habits for improving sleep.
A brief describing the importance of safe, stable, nurturing relationships, written for a lay audience.
Helpful tips for positive and effective parenting at different ages.
“How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime.”
A Carpinteria Children’s Project handout for adults on how to lower toxic stress.Also Available in: Spanish
Reviews of best rated 2019 meditation apps for adults.
Article on the AAP Parenting website about self-care for mothers.
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm ET.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health conditions, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained and able to provide guidance.
Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.
Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.
If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.
Find a therapist near you.
The Department of Health Care Services approved specific tools to be used and questions to be asked for both pediatric and adult screenings. These tools are available in multiple languages for providers to use today.
Motivational techniques and skills for health and mental health coaching/counseling, published in 2013. Also see detailed examples and rationales for motivational interviewing strategies and techniques (2008).
This locator can help you find community outpatient, inpatient and residential treatment facilities, including affordable mental health services in your area
Article about applying the principles of motivational interviewing to everyday patient interactions to elicit “behavior change” that contributes to positive health outcomes and improved patient–physician communication.
Easy-to-use app for practicing mindfulness meditation with the guidance of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.Also Available in: