Newsletter Archive

June 5, 2024

Highlights from the ACEs Aware Progress Report, Updated Screening and Training Data, New Course on Burnout Prevention, and More.

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May 8, 2024

Live Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Toxic Stress Campaign Launches; New Burnout Prevention Course, and More.

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April 10, 2024

New free behavioral health tools for California families, ACEs and toxic stress campaign launching soon, new Stage 3 module of the How-To Guide course, and more.

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March 6, 2024

A new evaluation finds that being a trauma-informed clinic is the foundation for Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) screening. ACEs Aware has resources to support health care teams on their journey to ACE screening and response and to becoming trauma-informed. 

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February 7, 2024

ACEs Aware launched a new and improved Learning Center to support the learning of health care teams working to prevent, identify, and respond to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

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December 6, 2023

New Data Finds ACEs Screening is Feasible, Acceptable, and Beneficial. In the first four years of the ACEs Aware initiative, significant progress has been made towards scaling ACE screening and response initiatives across California.

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November 1, 2023

ACEs Aware launched a new online training to help health care teams use Stress Buster tips and strategies when working with patients.

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October 4, 2023

Demystify Screening and Response with our Webinars. Find the training, on-demand or live, that helps you better understand trauma-informed care.

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September 6, 2023

ACEs Aware is excited to announce several new resources this month, including a Stress Busters website, an ACE screening implementation e-learning course, and a Science and Innovation Speaker series.

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August 9, 2023

Studies have shown that having ACEs is linked to a risk of homelessness and housing instability in adulthood. In a featured infographic, the higher the ACEs, the greater the risk of adult homelessness.

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July 13, 2023

Screening for ACEs, assessing risk for toxic stress, and responding with evidence-based interventions and trauma-informed care can significantly improve the health and well-being of individuals and families.

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June 7, 2023

As health care teams across California know, trauma is commonly experienced by many children and adults. A lot of traumas can be assessed and addressed with stress mitigation measures and/or with treatment by a mental health professional, an effort that can be supported with our Becoming ACEs Aware in California training for those getting started.

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May 3, 2023

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness month, our May newsletter shares information about how organizations are adopting trauma-informed care practices to reduce health care worker burnout and promote staff wellness.

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April 5, 2023

The ACEs Aware initiative offers California health care teams a variety of resources to support screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), assessing risk for toxic stress, and responding with clinical interventions that provide patients with evidence-informed practices that can regulate the biological stress response and improve health outcomes.

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March 1, 2023

In March, the nation celebrates Women’s History Month. So in this month’s ACEs Aware newsletter, we turn our attention to critical opportunities to support women’s health and the well-being of families.

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February 8, 2023

February is Black History Month, an annual observance honoring the triumphs, achievements, and sacrifices of Black Americans. The ACEs Aware initiative would like to recognize the enormous contributions of Black Americans living today and from generations past, and acknowledge the racism, injustice, and adversity they have experienced for centuries and continue to confront today.

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January 11, 2023

Happy New Year! Wishing you a healthy and fulfilling year.

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December 7, 2022

As the holidays begin and 2022 comes to an end, we thank you for joining us on the journey to screen, treat, and heal the impacts of toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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November 2, 2022

Research indicates that Native American people experience more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) than other populations in the United States (2019 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Report; Am J Prev Med. 2021 Feb; Richards et al 2021). Studies highlight historical traumas as a consideration for how ACEs manifest in modern day indigenous communities, leading to higher rates of health disparities in suicide, alcoholism, and diabetes, among other conditions.

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October 5, 2022

This month, in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we’re spotlighting one of our partners, Lisa James, in ending family violence and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). She is Director of Health at Futures Without Violence and there’s more information about her in our Community Spotlight.

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