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ACEs Aware Core Trainings

Clinical team members who bill Medi-Cal must complete a certified ACEs Aware Core Training and attest to completing the training to qualify to receive Medi-Cal payment for conducting ACE screenings.

This training may be taken at any time.

This free, two-hour online training certifies eligible clinicians to receive Medi-Cal payment for ACE screenings. Clinicians and clinical team members will receive 2.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and 2.0 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits upon completion and are encouraged to join the ACES Aware Clinician Directory.

Providers who intend to receive Medi-Cal payment for ACE screenings must also submit the Training Attestation form.

This training may be taken at any time.

The Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC) provides Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) training for pediatric providers and clinic staff. Through the support of the ACEs Aware initiative, PeRC has developed a framework for training clinics and community partners.

Training 1: Introduction to ACEs and Resilience

Training 2: Secondary Traumatic Stress and Self-Care

Training 3: Strategies for Patient Engagement

Training 4: ACEs Aware Clinical Workforce Training

This training series may be taken at any time.

This Core training series from Futures Without Violence offers healthcare providers a unique opportunity to learn about how to prevent and respond to ACEs in clinical settings, using evidence-based tools and trauma informed strategies that promote family resiliency.

  • Part 1: Addressing ACEs and Toxic Stress: Understanding CUES to Support Families and Patients
  • Part 2: Increasing Staff Capacity: Trauma-Informed Care Begins with Health Care Providers and Staff
  • Part 3: Equity & Trauma-Informed Practices Are Essential to Our ACE Work with Families

ACEs Aware Supplemental Trainings

ACEs Aware Supplemental Trainings are developed by grantees and address key topics that support providers as they screen and respond to ACEs. Providers must take a Core Training (“Becoming ACEs Aware in California” training or any ACEs Aware Core Training) to qualify for Medi-Cal payment for ACE screening.

This training may be taken at any time.

In this Supplemental Training from First 5 Contra Costa, participants will learn about the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and toxic stress on young children’s development and learning as influenced by culture, racism, discrimination, social determinants of health, and other factors. Participants will receive strategies and resources for supporting well-being and resilience with children and families. This training is ideal for any provider, no matter where you are on your journey to screen, treat, and heal the effects of ACEs and toxic stress.

Target audience: Providers working with pediatric patients ages 0-5; particularly Medi-Cal providers.

This training series may be taken at any time.

This 4-module supplemental training series is developed by RCHC and designed for health care teams interested in screening for ACEs and applying trauma-informed care in their practice.

  • Module 1: Foundation of Care
  • Module 2: Workflows for Screening that Work
  • Module 3: Responses that Heal
  • Module 4: When Healers Hurt 

This training from Tri-City Mental Health will delve into how we each play a vital role in supporting the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. The training includes self-care information, strategies, and resources to prevent and address the impact of ACEs and toxic stress and unlock the potential of the next generation.

Who should attend: This training is open to service providers, educators, parents, caregivers and community members.

Upcoming trainings are on the following Wednesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Register for free by clicking on the links below:

For more information, please view the ACEs Aware Supplemental Community Training flyer or contact Tri-City Mental Health, ACEs Aware grantee, at aces@tricitymhs.og.

This training series may be taken at any time.

This supplemental training series from Futures Without Violence offers healthcare providers a unique opportunity to learn about how to prevent and respond to ACEs in clinical settings, using evidence-based tools and trauma informed strategies that promote family resiliency.

  • Part 1: Engaging People Who Use Intimate Partner Violence
  • Part 2: Systems Change and Partnership Recommendations
  • Part 3: Universal Education for DV/IPV-Considerations for Implementation and Reimbursement

This training is available to watch on demand for 1.5 CME/CE credit.

This webinar from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children – California ACEs Academy discusses opportunities for ACEs screening implementation in the medical setting, identifies evidence-informed clinical approaches for responding to ACEs within pediatric and family medicine practice, and presents effective strategies for responding to ACEs through community partnerships.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Rachel Gilgoff
  • Dr. Leena Singh
  • Dr. Victoria Sparks
  • Lacie Ketelhut, MS, CHES