ACEs Too High
Colorado Clinic Rewrites Book on Primary Medical Care by Asking Patients about Childhood Adversity
In October 2015 in Pueblo, Colo., the staff members of a primary care medical clinic – Southern Colorado Family Medicine at the St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center – start asking parents of newborn babies to kids five years old about the parents’ adverse childhood experiences and the resilience factors in their lives.
Troubled Moms and Dads Learn to Parent with ACEs
A father in county jail is ordered to take a parenting class, but isn’t too enthusiastic about it. As part of the class, he learns about the ACE Study, and does his own ACE score.
What Should Trauma-Informed Cities and Counties Ask Their States for?
The people who are doing most of the pioneering work to integrate trauma-informed, resilience-building practices based on ACEs research (writ large) are doing so in cities and counties across the U.S.
San Diego Unified Transitions Toward a Trauma-Informed School District
Godwin Higa may not be famous, but the San Diego principal has no shortage of fans. He fields phone calls from admirers from across the country and, at times, even from across the pond.
Clinic Screens Parents to Chart Course of Services to Children
The Children’s Clinic, tucked in a busy office park five miles outside downtown Portland, Ore. and bustling with noisy babies, boisterous kids and energetic pediatricians, seems ordinary enough. But for the last two years, a quiet revolution has been brewing in its exam rooms: When parents bring their four-month-old babies in for well-baby checkups, they talk about their own childhood trauma with their kid’s pediatrician.