ACEs Aware to host webinar on trauma-informed networks of care

January 14, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health 

Last year, the California Department of Health Care Services, in partnership with the California Office of the Surgeon General, created a first-in-the-nation statewide effort to screen patients for trauma and the increased likelihood of associated health conditions due to toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).

The ACEs Aware initiative is hosting a live, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 12 p.m. to provide evidence-based resources to help prevent, treat and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.

Participants can expect to learn definitions and guidance on key elements; evidence-based “buffering” resources to help establish robust and effective response systems; and lessons learned from Fresno County. Presenters include:

  • Shannon Thyne, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
  • Artie Padilla, Senior Program Officer, Neighborhood Development, Central Valley Community Foundation
  • Ivonne Der Torosian, MPA, Vice President, Community Health and Well-Being, Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • Amy Parks, DSW, LCSW, CLEC, Coordinator of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, Community Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine & Child Advocacy; Director of Pediatric Healthy Steps, Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program

Register for this free webinar today, and explore the full series designed to help providers integrate ACEs screening and response into their clinic and workflows.

Materials will be posted after the event at acesaware.org/educational-events. Please email questions and comments to info@acesaware.org.

See also: CMA’s Top Issues: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)


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