From California ACEs Connection <[email protected]>
Subject California ACEs Action News
Date December 20, 2019 8:34 PM
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December 20, 2019

This is the last California ACEs Action News of 2019.
We’ll send out the next one on January 6, 2020.
We hope you have a wonderful and peaceful holiday season.
Happy 2020! It’s going to be a GREAT year!
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December 20, 2019
News from Around the State (#News)
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Member Posts (#Member)

** California unveils ACEs Aware initiative to screen for trauma ([link removed])

Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Staff

Will screening for adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in California be mandatory? No, but it’s recommended.

Will there be training for physicians and staff on how to screen? Yes.

Who will be reimbursed for screening patients in California? Physicians who serve patients in the state’s Medi-Cal program — for now.

For more answers to these and other questions that surfaced during a Dec. 4 webinar introducing Californians to a new statewide initiative, read on.

Come January 1, California will become one of the first states in the country to reimburse doctors to screen their patients for adverse childhood experiences. In preparation for this sea change, California’s Surgeon General, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and the Department of Health Care Services Medical Director Dr. Karen Mark unveiled the state’s newly-launched ACEs Aware initiative, and laid the groundwork for why this new recommendation is a call to action…

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** Lesson learned integrating ACEs science into health clinics: Staff first, THEN patients ([link removed])

Laurie Udesky, ACEs Connection Staff

Nearly two years ago, a team of colleagues at LifeLong Medical Clinics ([link removed]) jumped at the opportunity to integrate practices based on ACEs science to prevent and heal trauma in their patients when it joined a two-year learning collaborative known as the Resilient Beginnings Collaborative ([link removed]) (RBC). RBC began in 2018 and includes seven safety net organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Here’s a link to a report ([link removed]) about the RBC.)

To join the RBC, LifeLong Clinics — which has 14 primary care clinics in Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin Counties — and the other collaborative teams had to agree to introduce all staff members to ACEs science and trauma-informed practices. LifeLong went full steam ahead with a 2.5-hour introductory training for more than 100 employees who work at its clinics that serve pediatric patients. Trauma Transformed ([link removed]) , a program of the East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland, CA, did the training in October and November 2018…

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** 4CA 2019 Year in Review - CA children’s state policy advances ([link removed])

Kelly Hardy

On behalf of the CA Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) backbone team (Center for Youth Wellness, Children Now and ACEs Connection), we want to give a hearty thank you to the advocates and champions across the state for advancing child-friendly policy and legislation in California in 2019. Here are some examples of what was accomplished this year…

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** Students, Teachers, Administrators, Soar Above Challenges at Las Plumas ([link removed])

In the last decade, Butte County has been reported with the highest number of adverse childhood experiences in California in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study conducted…

** From Clinic to Courtroom, Fighting for Immigrant Health Care ([link removed])

La Clínica is the lead plaintiff in one of several lawsuits challenging the Trump administration’s attempt to expand the “public charge” rule, which would allow federal immigration…
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** Mental Health Care Could Get Easier for New Moms Under New California Rules ([link removed])

When Susan Yee Kearns brought her son home from the hospital a year and a half ago, she started worrying about him almost immediately. She woke up thinking he might have…

** Most Recent Spike of Toxic Air Pollution has Officials Rethinking Alert System ([link removed])

A sudden and dangerous spike in Fresno’s air quality last week has regional officials re-examining everything from burn-day approvals to public notification systems, authorities said…

Announcement: Technical Assistance Grant ([link removed]) []: Technical Assistance Grant: The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $1.5 million per year of federal and state funding for a Technical Assistance Program. The Technical Assistance Program will provide technical assistance to counties and prevention partners participating in collaborative child abuse and neglect prevention initiatives in California for fiscal years (FY) 2020-23..

January 13, 2020: The Journey of Healing: Impacts and Intersections of Trauma and Resilience (Up to 5.5 FREE CEUs!) ([link removed])
January 13 & 14, 2020: 2020 Sex and Perinatal Mental Health Conference ([link removed])
February 7, 2020: State of Our Health 2020 Breakfast - Sponsorship Opportunities ([link removed])
February 21, 2020: 4th Annual Bay Area Maternal Mental Health Conference ([link removed])

Rafael Maravilla: REGISTER NOW AND SAVE! 2020 Child Health, Education, and Care Summit, February 3, 4, 5, 2020 ([link removed])

Lisa Frederiksen: Substance Use Disorder and Brain Development ([link removed])

Heidi Brown: An Alternative to Suspension with Trauma-Informed Dynamic Mindfulness: Building Stress Resilience, Emotion Regulation and Empathy ([link removed])

Mai Le: Children with special health care needs are more likely to have adverse childhood experiences ([link removed])

Elena Costa: Opportunity to Attend the California Work & Family Coalition Annual Statewide Meeting ([link removed])

Ariane Marie-Mitchell: Updated scoring guide for the Whole Child Assessment ([link removed])

This newsletter is a joint effort between the
** California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) ([link removed])
and ** ACEs Connection ([link removed])

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