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Subject California ACEs Action News
Date February 14, 2020 2:03 PM
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February 14, 2020

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FEBRUARY 14, 2020
News from Around the State (#News)
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** SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware Initiative Webinar [] ([link removed])

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 ([link removed])

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 ([link removed]) . “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 ([link removed])

By Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Reporter

Tufts University medical professor Dr. Robert Sege is the principal investigator for the HOPE framework ([link removed]) (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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** How some California school districts invest in counseling - and achieve results. ([link removed])

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…

** State Senator would extend California foster care through age 25. ([link removed])

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…

** Fentanyl epidemic: A father’s love starts his fight. ([link removed])

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… ([link removed]) [link removed]

** Students can pay for college with public service. Stanislaus State, UC Merced take part. ([link removed])

Some students will be able to help pay for college through public service, thanks to a pilot program the state launched… ([link removed]) [link removed]

** Addressing the educational gap in Whittier ([link removed])

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…

February 18: Addressing ACEs in public policy ([link removed]) (Webinar)
February 22: Transforming the Legacy of Intergenerational Trauma, with Elizabeth Rosner ([link removed]) (Berkeley, CA)
February 26: SAVE THE DATE! ACEs Aware Initiative ([link removed]) (Webinar)
March 2-3: Transition Age Youth (TAY) conference ([link removed]) (City of Industry, CA)
March 6: Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California: Insights and Perspectives ([link removed]) (Online)

Louise Godbold: Why not share information on trauma and resilience directly with survivors? ([link removed])

Bonnie Berman: The New Child Maltreatment Report Is Now Available ([link removed])

Bonnie Berman: National Child Abuse Prevention Month website ([link removed])

Bonnie Berman: WEBINAR: New data on state early care and education quality initiatives on 2/26 ([link removed])

Pat Taylor: We must invest in our youth

Sarah Rock, JD: An Opportunity the Office of Surgeon General Can't Pass Up ([link removed])

Laura Shamblin: 8 Myths About Screening For Adverse Childhood Experiences ([link removed])

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** California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) ([link removed])
and ** ACEs Connection ([link removed])
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