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New and Newsworthy
Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health
Roadmap for Resilience serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and health challenges facing our world today.

The report provides clear cross-sector and equitable response solutions, models, and best practices to be replicated or tailored to serve community needs. This comprehensive report brings together ​insights from global experts across sectors, specialties, and disciplines to promote science-based approaches to primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies for ACEs and toxic stress.
Medical Board of California Newsletter:
Adverse Childhood Experiences in a National Pandemic
She was afraid to go to sleep. Nightmares terrorized the 10-year-old girl. Sleepovers and summer camps were out of the question due to safety issues surrounding her constant sleepwalking.

“Has anything scary or frightening happened to you?” Dr. Wendy Pavlovich asked when the mom brought her daughter in for an appointment to address the sleepwalking.

(Excerpt from "Adverse Childhood Experiences: Breaking The Cycle In a Time of Covid-19" by Emmalee Ross, Page 5)
San Diego's Regional Networks of Care
In November and December, after an intensive planning period, the Social Policy Institute (SPI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics, CA Chapter 3 (AAP-CA3), co-facilitated their first regional Network of Care convenings, focused on bringing different community-based organizations (CBOs) and pediatric providers together to discuss what community-based resources are available to help build and enhance protective factors in families that can buffer the effects of ACEs or even prevent future ACEs.
We are pleased to share information on various resources and programs here:
What’s Next?

Save the date for the next round of regional Network of Care sessions:

Feb. 11 – Central San Diego
Feb. 18 – East County
Feb. 25 – North County

Please stay tuned for a short questionnaire to allow you to provide input on the developing agenda and an invite with zoom meeting details.
New Intervention to Help Children With Trauma Will Treat the Whole Family
As California’s new program to screen Medi-Cal patients for adverse childhood experiences (which are termed “ACEs”) gets underway, experts at UC San Francisco are trying to ensure that the adults and children who report trauma get the help they need.
Kids Are Anxious and Scared During the Pandemic: Here's How Parents Can Help
For the kids in our lives, the last nine months have been many things. Scary — because an invisible, unknown illness was suddenly spreading across the globe. Maybe even fun, when the possibility of school closing felt like a snow day. But for many, that novelty has given way to frustration and sadness — even depression and anxiety. Just like adults, kids are wondering: Will I get sick? Will someone I love die?
Childhood Trauma Impacts Millions of Americans, and It's Having Devastating Consequences
Childhood trauma impacts millions of Americans, and its consequences can be devastating. Those experiencing high levels of trauma can see dramatically lower life expectancy, and the CDC estimates it accounts for billions of dollars in healthcare costs and lost productivity.
Resources To Help You Support Your Patients
Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic One-Pager
Sesame Street in Communities - Self Care for Parents
Highlights From Recent Trainings/Webinars
(We watched them in case you didn't have time to!)
Highlights from AAP-CA3's ACEs Virtual Office Hour (November 19th, 2020)
Highlights include:

  • Examples of Parental Self-Care Conversations
Highlights from AAP-CA3's ACEs Virtual Office Hour (November 19th, 2020)
Highlights include:

  • Why Talk About Parental Self-Care?
Building Strong Networks of Care to Address the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (Featuring Dr. Gidwani)
This session explores the perspectives of clinical and community partners in assessing and addressing ACEs.

Full presentation from Virtual Live Well Advance Virtual Conference on Thursday, December 3rd 2020.
Be Well – A Brief Introduction to ACEs
Highlights from YMCA Be Well Series – Finding Peace and Joy This Holiday Season (December 10th, 2020)

Dr. Pradeep Gidwani provides a brief introduction to ACEs
Be Well - Self-Care Strategies for the Holidays
Highlights from YMCA Be Well Series – Finding Peace and Joy This Holiday Season (December 10th, 2020)

Dr. Pradeep Gidwani provides a self-care strategies for the holidays
Upcoming Webinars/Events/Trainings
(Skimmed down so you know these are worthwhile!)
AAP-CA3 ACEs Committee Meeting

January 19th, 2021
6:30-8 p.m.

AAP-CA3 Virtual Office Hours

January 28th, 2020
Noon - 1 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.
Panel Discussion: What Happens After ACEs Screening? Effective Clinical Response & Community Partnership

February 18th, 2021

Panel Discussion: Spiritual Aspects of Maltreatment, Prevention of ACEs and Corporal Punishment

March 18th, 2021

Impact of Childhood Exposure to IPV and other ACEs on Health and Well-being Throughout the Lifespan (Kathy Francheck, MD)

April 8th, 2021

Balancing ACEs with HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (Robert Sege, MD, PhD)

April 22nd, 2021