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The ACE resources below are organized by topic to help you find the right resource more quickly. Select a topic to see a list and descriptions of corresponding resources.

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This ACEs Aware-developed workflow provides tips and sample scripts for approaching conversations with patients about ACEs and toxic stress. It covers how to introduce the ACE screening purpose and tool to patients/caregivers, review screening results and the treatment plan with them, and following up on the treatment plan.

The “ACEs Aware Clinical Team Toolkit: Preventing, Screening, and Responding to the Impact of ACEs and Toxic Stress” offers clinicians and practices comprehensive information and resources. This toolkit is composed of a series of fact sheets that are designed to be read individually.

The Department of Health Care Services approves specific tools to be used and questions to be asked for both pediatric and adult screenings.

This fact sheet explains why providers should screen for ACEs and describes the tools that should be used to screen children, adolescents, and adults for ACEs.

This joint letter from the California Department of Social Services, the California Department of Health Care Services, and the Office of the California Surgeon General provides clarifying guidance on the responsibilities of health care clinical teams who conduct screenings for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the context of the state’s mandated reporting requirements.

This case study describes the experience of FPA Women’s Health in getting multi-clinic ACE screening implementation off the ground and provides an example of how to pilot ACE screening at one clinic and then expand to other clinics over time. This case study reinforces the importance ACEs Aware places on ongoing training and education and giving clinicians and staff the tools and language to discuss sensitive issues with patients.

This case study describes the experience of Marin Community Clinics in obtaining buy-in for piloting and designing the implementation process for organization-wide ACE screening. It reinforces the importance ACEs Aware places on developing a robust implementation team, training staff on trauma-informed care and ACE screening, and expanding internal and external resources to respond to ACEs and toxic stress.

National Pediatric Practice Community is an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness. This network brings together pioneering pediatric practitioners interested in integrating ACEs screening and response into clinical care. This is a training and technical assistance guide for providers.

Grantee: UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies

This practice paper examines ACEs and ACE screening with immigrant youth, including qualitative research conducted with adolescent health providers and adolescents to understand their perspectives on this topic, and offers recommendations for adolescent health providers to effectively implement ACE screening with immigrant youth in primary care settings. This paper is a companion document to the authors’ practice paper entitled Screening Adolescents for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Incorporating Resilience and Youth Development.

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