In recognition of Pride Month, we are shining a light on the LGBTQ+ population in this edition of the ACEs Aware newsletter. While Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) impact all communities, we know that some populations, such as the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+) community, are affected disproportionately.
In recognition of Children’s Mental Health Week (May 1-7, 2022), we are launching the first video in a new ACEs Aware storytelling series. We will publish unique videos capturing the broad impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) across California and the work of the ACEs Aware initiative to train health care providers to screen, recognize, and respond to ACEs and toxic stress.
Welcome to the first ACEs Aware Newsletter from UCAAN!
In October 2021, the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN) assumed leadership of ACEs Aware at the request of first-ever California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. Since then, we have been hard at work building out UCAAN’s structure, team, and operations to work toward our goal of elevating protective factors, strengths, and resilience in clinical settings and across networks of care.