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FEBRUARY 28, 2020

CA ACEs Aware Initiative webinar provides roadmap for ACEs screening

By Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Staff

What is the economic toll of  ACEs in the State of California? $112.5 billion, said California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris to attendees of a webinar on February 26. That cost, she said, was one clear reason that she and other early adopters of screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences are urging their fellow health care providers in California to join the ACEs Aware Initiative that launched at the beginning of the year…
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Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California: Insights and Perspectives

Since January 1, 2020, Medi-Cal providers have been eligible to receive payment from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This program is part of an initiative led by the Office of the California Surgeon General and DHCS and is the product of several legislative efforts, including the passage of AB340, that have facilitated the momentum around universal screening at the state level…
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Mark your calendar for March 10 tweet chat on CA ACEs screening!

By Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Staff

Hey ACEs Connection communities!  Please join us for a boisterous tweet chat about ACEs screening in California on March 10 at 10 am Pacific/ 1 pm Eastern for #saludTuesday, hosted by @saludamerica and co-hosted by @CYWSanFrancisco, and @acesconnection. Get your thumbs ready, and spread the word! More details to come next week…
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The Echo conference, which is being held in Los Angeles next month, is known for shining a light on new developments in the trauma field, and this year, our "And Still We Rise"…
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The City of Stockton has developed past its days as a small rural town in California’s Central Valley. Emerging from bankruptcy, the city is now experiencing population and economic growth with one of the most popular mayors…
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California’s top health priority should be making sure that people who need mental health treatment can get it, over 90 percent of respondents said in a recent poll…
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On Tuesday, February 25, the Board of Supervisors approved the lease for a new 75-bed Navigation Center at 888 Post Street. Mayor London N. Breed and Supervisor Aaron Peskin…
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The demand for mental health providers is expected to increase with the January 2020 state law funding payment to Medi-Cal providers for screening their patients for adverse…
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Teachers notice rise in homelessness among kids
Nationwide, homelessness among students is the highest it has ever been, according to a report released last month. But one big reason is that school officials are more aware and better prepared to identify homeless kids.


March 2Transition Age Youth (TAY) conference (City of Industry, CA)
March 5: Safeguards for Youth Briefing (Webinar)
March 19: Trauma-Sensitive Schools (Webinar)
March 31: Measuring Trauma-Informed Care (Webinar)
April 23: Kids Day at the Capitol on (Sacramento, CA)


Kathryn Padberg: CRI's Search for National Resilience Champions

Mary Giuliani: Need 45 Trauma-Informed Practitioners or Clinicians For Study on Using a Brain Regulation Headband-Bellabee Designed To Help Trauma Survivors Regulate Their Brains.

Sonia Ghandi: UCSF 2020 Chancellor’s Health Policy Lecture Series Summary

Sheryl Huggins Salomon: A Trauma-informed, Resiliency-based Community of Practice for Prison Educators

Bonnie Berman: Kids Day at the Capitol Art Contest

Lori Turk: Safeguards for Youth Briefing

Julie Hatzell: Quincy Charter School Participates in Trauma Responsive Training

Barbara DeGraaf: Learning Community Recording Available: Building Family, Agency, and Community Resilience: Rural Policies to Improve Housing Affordability and Accessibility

Elizabeth Prewitt: Webinar recording available: Making Meaningful Change—Addressing ACEs through Public Policy

Be sure to visit CA ACEs Action as we post stories regularly and please join the community and share stories, comments, and calendar events!
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