Webinar: Building cross-sector networks of care for patients with toxic stress and ACEs

June 10, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Public Health 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress are a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent and expensive societal and health challenges facing the world today.

The Office of the California Surgeon General and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) are leading a first-in-the-nation statewide effort – ACEs Aware – to screen children and adults for ACEs in primary care, and to treat the impacts of toxic stress with trauma-informed care.

To that end, ACEs Aware is hosting a free, live webinar on the forthcoming Network of Care Roadmap, which will provide practical steps that health care providers, clinics, community-based organizations and social service agencies can take within their communities to grow cross-sector networks of care and improve collaboration and coordination across systems to prevent, treat and heal toxic stress.

The one-hour webinar will be Monday, June 28, 2021, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. The webinar will explain the development and purpose of the roadmap and provide physicians:

  • Guidance on the key elements supporting a robust trauma-informed network of care and to support the health and well-being of children, adults and families
  • Actionable steps and milestones to grow cross-sector networks of care designed to address the health impacts of ACEs and toxic stress.

To register for the webinar, click here. Materials will be posted after the event at acesaware.org/educational-events. Please email questions and comments to info@acesaware.org.

Receive free ACEs Aware training today

The California Medical Association (CMA) is a proud ACEs Aware grantee and encourages all physicians, particularly Medi-Cal providers, to complete the free, two-hour training to learn how screening, risk assessment and evidence-based care can effectively mitigate the effects of toxic stress. 

Physicians can receive 2.0 Continuing Medical Education and 2.0 Maintenance of Certification credits upon completion – and can receive reimbursement for providing ACEs screening to Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

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