Newsletter Archive

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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September 7, 2022

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Month, we are sharing information and a variety of resources about the link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the risk of suicide. As outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), experiencing ACEs can create a physiological response that increases the risk of chronic disease, opioid misuse, suicide, and other injuries.

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August 3, 2022

In this edition of the ACEs Aware newsletter, we share several education resources, including a new video in the Storytelling Series about the impact that educators at Laguna High School in Sonoma County are having by employing trauma-informed care to mitigate the impacts of toxic stress in their population of at-risk students.

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July 6, 2022

In this month’s ACEs Aware newsletter, we shine a light on the ACEs Aware community grant program and the important work grantees do to expand the reach of the ACEs Aware initiative. The initiative also supports Medi-Cal providers and communities in responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and interrupting the toxic stress response.

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June 1, 2022

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.

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May 4, 2022

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.

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April 6, 2022

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.

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