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FEBRUARY 14, 2020

SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware Initiative Webinar []

By Rafael Maravilla, ACEs Connection Staff

The webinar will provide an overview of the ACEs Aware initiative; why providers should screen for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); the Medi-Cal certification and payment process; and screening tools, clinical protocols, and resources for providers.
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First health-related cost of ACEs study shows $113 billion price tag for California; just one ACE costs $28 billion

By Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Reporter

“Year by year we understand more about how adverse childhood experiences damage children and consequently how those affected can follow a course for poor health throughout their lives,” said Mark Bellis, the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Investment for Health and Well-being, and the author of ACEs-related research. “This paper helps expose how such ACE-impacted life courses also come with a huge financial cost both to the individual with a history of ACEs and those in the families and communities around them.”
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Positive Childhood Experiences offset ACEs: Q & A with Dr. Robert Sege about HOPE

By Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Reporter

Tufts University medical professor Dr. Robert Sege is the principal investigator for the HOPE framework (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences).The HOPE framework is based on research that shows how positive childhood experiences can mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences. Sege spoke with ACEs Connection reporter Laurie Udesky about the HOPE framework and why he believes that conversations about childhood adversity with patients must focus on strengths and building resilience.
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San Francisco Unified is among dozens of districts across California that has invested in counseling in recent years, hiring more staff to guide students through the college and career…
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A California senator introduced groundbreaking legislation this week to extend the state’s foster care system through age 25 – a bill that acknowledges the continued failure to prepare…
chronicleofsocialchange.orgread more
When he took to the podium at the Temecula City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, Alex Capelouto’s father looked shaken, but he took a deep breath, adjusted his glasses…
myvalleynews.comread more
Some students will be able to help pay for college through public service, thanks to a pilot program the state launched…
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Published in partnership with the USC Price Center for Social Innovation in support of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change platform (NDSC): The platform is a free, publicly available online data resource that provides reliable…
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February 18Addressing ACEs in public policy (Webinar)
February 26: SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware Initiative (Webinar)
March 2-3: Transition Age Youth (TAY) conference (City of Industry, CA)


Louise Godbold: Why not share information on trauma and resilience directly with survivors?

Bonnie Berman: The New Child Maltreatment Report Is Now Available

Bonnie Berman: National Child Abuse Prevention Month website

Bonnie Berman: WEBINAR: New data on state early care and education quality initiatives on 2/26

Pat Taylor: We must invest in our youth

Sarah Rock, JD: An Opportunity the Office of Surgeon General Can't Pass Up

Laura Shamblin: 8 Myths About Screening For Adverse Childhood Experiences

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