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New and Newsworthy
ACEs Aware Trains Nearly 14,000 Health Care Providers in Trauma-Informed Care
Nearly 14,000 health care providers have completed the ACEs Awareinitiative’s core training program, a key finding included in a data report released today by the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Becoming ACEs Aware in California” trains health care providers to screen patients for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to recognize and respond to the symptoms of toxic stress. The Provider Training September Data Update shows that of those trained, 8,300 are Medi-Cal providers now eligible to receive payment for providing ACE screenings.
AAP-CA3 & SPI Offer Networks of Care for Pediatric Providers

Are you screening for ACEs in your practice? Would you like more information about social services in your community? Are you interested in making referrals to community organizations to strengthen and support families?

AAP-CA3 and the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at San Diego University have partnered to develop local Networks of Care -- providing opportunities for pediatric providers, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to come together to lay a foundation for mutual understanding and trust, in addition to building effective working relationships.

San Diego's Network of Care, through a series of engagements, will:
  • Facilitate pediatric practices to meet community-based providers and hear about their approaches to providing support for children and families.
  • Ensure pediatric providers understand how community organizations build protective factors and alleviate challenges created by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
  • Support community organizations in understanding the challenges and needs pediatric providers encounter in their work with families.
  • Establish referral pathways for children and families who are screened for ACEs during a well-child visit.

if your practice is located in North County San Diego, coastal or inland, you can participate in our first round of Network of Care discussion on Monday, November 9, 2020 from Noon - 1 p.m.

Tara Milbrand, AAP-CA3 Project Director at tmilbrand@aapca3.org
Angelica Oberleithner, SPI Program Director at aoberleithner@sdsu.edu
AAP-CA3 Virtual Office Hours
Join us for a discussion on anticipatory guidance with your peers! Please bring any questions or comments you want to address to the meeting.
Community Information Exchange & 211 San Diego Host Listening Session to Support ACEs
Please join this discussion to consider how CIE might be an additional resource in responding to needs related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

The guided discussion will explore opportunities to leverage CIE to document and share information relevant to referrals and coordinated support.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
10 -11:30 a.m.
Resources To Help You Support Your Patients
ACEs Self-Care Handout En Español
ACEs Self-Care Prescription Pad in English & Español
Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic One-Pager
Highlights From Recent Trainings/Webinars
(We watched them in case you didn't have time to!)
Dr. Pavlovich Highlights from AAP-CA3's School Health Conference
Highlights include:
  • ACEs
  • ACEs Screening
  • Trauma-Informed Care
ACEs Connection: Hope & Progress, No Matter What
Highlights include a discussion about the relationship between ACEs, Racism and Inequity with Ingrid Cockhren.
How Healthcare Can Help
  • Use a trauma-informed framework
  • Learn & implement the key ingredients for a trauma-informed practice
  • Use key elements of trauma-informed care
  • Screen for substance use and substance use disorder
Upcoming Webinars/Events/Trainings
(Skimmed down so you know these are worthwhile!)

Network of Care

November 9, 2020
Noon - 1 p.m.
"Setting the Stage for ACEs Screening and Trauma-Informed Care in Small Practices"

November 11, 2020
Noon - 2 p.m.
CIE & 211 San Diego
ACEs Aware Listening Session

November 17, 2020
10 - 11:30 a.m.
"My ACEs II: Intervention"

Presented by Dr. Mark MacMillan

November 18, 2020
10 a.m.
"What You See is What Gets You: Racism is an ACE"

Presented by Sharon Cooper, MD

November 19, 2020
Noon - 1 p.m.
AAP-CA3 Virtual Office Hours

November 19, 2020
Noon - 1 p.m.

"The Clinical Encounter: Exams, Tests & Procedures"

December 17, 2020
Noon - 2 p.m.

"Screening and Responding to ACEs & Trauma"

January 14, 2021
Noon - 2 p.m.

"Staff Wellness, Vicarious Trauma & Burnout: Is it Real? What are the Differences"

February 18, 2021
Noon - 2 p.m.
"Balancing ACEs with HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences"

January 7, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.
"Impact of Childhood Exposure to IPV and Other ACEs on Health and Well-Being Throughout the Lifespan"

January 21, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.
AAP Chapter Updates
AAP-CA1 ACEs Aware Grant
AAP-CA1 recently received grant funds as part of the ACEs Aware initiative. The chapter will help pediatric providers enrich their trusted partnerships with families, address traumas, and reconnect families to their medical homes and community programs
AAP-OC ACEs Aware Grant
As an ACEs Aware grant recipient, AAP-OC will conduct peer-to-peer learning and quality improvement to promote the initiative among the Medi-Cal provider community in Orange County.