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New and Newsworthy
La Jolla Light Features Dr. Wendy Hunter and CPCMG-Girard
A La Jolla pediatric office is one of a select few to pilot a new screening and treatment program for adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, as a way to lessen the possible long-term negative health effects associated with them.

Starting in October, the La Jolla office of Children’s Primary Care Medical Group at 7300 Girard Ave. will use the Pediatric ACEs and Related Life-events Screener (PEARLS), which looks at potentially traumatic events occurring before 18, as part of the well-child checkup.
New ACEs Tab on AAP-CA3 Site
AAP-CA3 revamped its ACEs tab on the website in order to provide a comprehensive resource for events, trainings, and more.
AAP-CA3 and Social Policy Institute of SDSU
Partner to Create Networks of Care in San Diego
AAP-CA3 and SPI are banding together to create a network of pediatric providers, community-based organizations and other stakeholders to build a working relationship.

For pediatricians, this is an opportunity to join partners in the community and establish referral pathways for children and families who are screened for ACEs during a well-child visit. We hope this will be the answer to the what's next question following an ACEs screen.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the survey below and reach out to Tara Milbrand at tmilbrand@aapca3.org.

Your Opinion Counts! To understand your interest and your challenges in making referrals, please complete this brief survey through the link below.
Dr. Felitti Webinar Available On Demand
If you missed the California ACEs Academy webinar featuring Dr. Felitti, you can now register to receive the full video on demand by following the link below.
Resources To Help You Support Your Patients
ACEs Self-Care Bingo Card
ACEs Self-Care Handout
Highlights From Recent Trainings/Webinars
(We watched them in case you didn't have time to!)
Dr. Karen Johnson Highlights from ACES Aware September Webinar
Highlights include:
  • Why trauma-informed care
  • Types of stress
  • How to regulate
  • Trauma-informed approach
Dr. Pradeep Gidwani Highlights from ACEs Aware August Webinar
Highlights include:
  • Regulate, Relate and Reason
  • Helping parents center themselves in order to help children regulate their emotions
Dr. Hilary Bowers Highlights from ACEsAware August Webinar
Stress regulation strategies include:
  • Conscious breathing
  • Color visualization
  • Paint your happy place
  • Cool-down corner
Upcoming Webinars/Events/Trainings
(Skimmed down so you know these are worthwhile!)
ACEs & Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care in COVID-19

October 10, 2020
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
"Introduction to Trauma, Trauma-Informed Care & ACEs for Small Practices"

October 14, 2020
Noon-2 p.m.
"A Practical Approach to Deciding the Next Right Steps for Trauma Exposed Youth"

October 15, 2020
Noon-1 p.m.
AAP-CA3 Committee Meeting

October 26, 2020
6:30-8 p.m.
"Setting the Stage for ACEs Screening and Trauma-Informed Care in Small Practices"

November 11, 2020
Noon - 2 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.

October Webinar

October 28, 2020
Noon - 1p.m.
"Trauma-informed Care in the COVID-19 Era"

November 5, 2020
"Systemic Racism as an ACE"

November 19, 2020
Meet Our Team
Meet Dr. Wendy Pavlovich
Dr. Pavlovich is a general pediatrician and Director of Pediatric Outpatient Training at Family Health Centers of San Diego.

She currently co-chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3 Committee on Adverse Childhood Experiences. She is active in medical education, Reach Out and Read, and efforts to further trauma-informed care. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and trained at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.

Meet Dr. Pradeep Gidwani
Dr. Gidwani is currently the ACEs medical director at the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3 in addition to Healthy Development Services and First 5 First Steps family support program.

He is the past president of the chapter and serves on numerous community boards. He is on the Healthy Families America National Advisory Committee and California Nurse Family Partnership State Advisory Board. He is also a Child Trauma Academy Fellow and a member of the Child Health Leadership Network through the Annie E. Casey and David and Lucile Packard Foundations.