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ACEs

New Texas Law Curtails Power of Pediatricians Contracted by CPS

12/23/2020

Top Stories of 2020: ACES Questioned

California is ramping up a $140 million plan to screen many of the state’s children for adverse childhood experiences, often referred to as ACES. The idea was borne of a landmark study from the 1990s that traced several negative life outcomes in adulthood to trauma endured in childhood. But

9/30/2020

We Can Reduce Childhood Toxic Stress without ACEs Screening

In a recent article in The Imprint, Karen de Sá and Nadra Nittle reviewed arguments for and against universal pediatric screening for adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, in California. They noted that California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, who has led the push for this plan, recognizes the serious concerns of critics but does not hear alternative proposals from them that might achieve her important goal of reducing toxic stress among children.

New Texas Law Curtails Power of Pediatricians Contracted by CPS

8/18/2020

Painful Questions

California is rolling out widespread screening for adverse childhood experiences. Critics question the science, and the consequences, behind that plan.

Friends Mentoring

12/6/2019

Mentoring Presents a Real Opportunity in Addressing Childhood Trauma

In the late 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente published a landmark study showing that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s overall health and well-being as they enter adulthood.

11/8/2019

New Report Links Adverse Childhood Experience to Leading Causes of Death

Earlier this week a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to several leading causes of death in the country, including heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, diabetes and suicide.

10/17/2019

Kaiser Permanente Investing Millions to Advance Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last week Kaiser Permanente announced it would invest $2.75 million in research to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences. Kaiser Permanente conducted the original study with the Centers for Disease Control and those findings were published in 1998 linking childhood trauma and poor health outcomes later in life dubbed adverse childhood experiences, commonly referred to as ACEs.

1/23/2019

California Governor Names Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First-Ever Surgeon General

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) named pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pioneer in the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as the state’s first surgeon general on Monday. Burke Harris is the founder of the San Francisco-based clinic Center for Youth Wellness, serving as its CEO for the past six years.

Gavin Newsom

11/7/2018

What Gavin Newsom Might Mean for California’s Child Welfare System

As expected, Gavin Newsom (D) was elected as governor of California on a Tuesday night by a relatively large margin over Republican candidate John Cox. Many in the advocacy community are now waiting to see what his election will mean for children’s issues in the state, including the child welfare field.

8/9/2018

Youth Advocates Eye 2020 for Revolution on Children’s Mental Health in California

There are about 6 million children enrolled in California’s Medicaid program. And although every single one of them is eligible for mental health screening and services, only four of every 100 received even one mental health visit last year.