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New and Newsworthy
AAP-CA3 Website Updates: Immigrant Health & Public Charge Page
This page is provided as a resource to our members for information on caring for immigrant children and families. Public Charge rule changes occurred in March 2021; the 2019 Public Charge Final Rule is no longer in effect.
Downloadable E-Book For Parents & Caregivers
The YMCA of San Diego County in partnerships with AAP-CA3 and the Social Policy Institute developed a downloadable e-book, “Buffering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences.”
Rent & Utility COVID Relief Available to San Diegans
The City of San Diego COVID-19 Housing Stability Assistance Program helps pay past-due, unpaid rent and utilities for individuals and families with low income in the City of San Diego who experience financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding is still available, follow the link to learn more and how to apply!
Recognizing School as a Safe, Equitable, Stable Environment During Teacher Appreciation Week
Safe, equitable and stable environments are one of the Four Building Blocks of HOPE and one of the ways to mitigate ACEs. One of the most important environments for child development is school.

According to Dr. Bob Sege, when a school environment is more like a family than a factory it offers a better opportunity for children to flourish.

Teachers are an important factor in creating a family environment and helping our children flourish at school. Take some time to help us recognize teachers this Teacher Appreciation Week!
Psychology Today Highlights The Building Blocks of HOPE
Dr. Christine Bethell and her colleagues with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified “positive childhood experiences” associated with improved health and well-being in adulthood. While decades of research illustrate the many benefits of positive experiences, the HOPE project (Health Outcomes from Positive Experiences) further reinforces children’s ability to withstand or recover from adverse experiences when the appropriate supports are in place.
What Happened To You?
A Conversation on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing
Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain development and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry discuss the impact of our pasts and how healing must begin with a shift to asking “What happened to you?” rather than “What’s wrong with you?”
Resources To Help You Support Your Patients
AAP-CA3 "ACEs Self-Care" Handout Translated
AAP-CA3 recently added translated versions of its "ACEs Self-Care" handout to the resources tab on its website. In addition to English and Spanish versions, the handout is also available in Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi and Vietnamese.

Download the resources by following the link below!
HOPE Resources from
Dr. Bob Sege
Highlights From Recent Trainings/Webinars
(We watched them in case you didn't have time to!)
ACEs Aware "Racism and Discrimination as Risk Factors for Toxic Stress"
  • Social and environmental factors that lead to health disparities.
  • Impacts of racism and discrimination on public health across communities.
  • Role of racism and discrimination as risk factors for toxic stress and ACE-Associated Health Conditions
  • Makes the case to clinicians and clinical teams that implementing trauma-informed care principles and ACE screening can help promote health equity as part of supporting the health and well-being of their patients.
Candid Conversations: COVID19 and the Black and African American Community: What's Next
A virtual town hall featuring guest panelists Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, Dr. Oliver T. Brooks, Dr. David Tom Cooke, and Rhonda M. Smith.
Oprah Talks Childhood Trauma
on 60 Minutes
This week on 60 Minutes, Oprah Winfrey reports on childhood trauma: "This story has had more impact on me than practically anything I've ever done."
Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE)
  • ACEs causes toxic stress and those lead to poor health outcomes
  • Prompt questions about Positive Childhood Experiences
  • How PCEs Protect Mental Health & Mitigate ACEs
Upcoming Webinars/Events/Trainings
(Skimmed down so you know these are worthwhile!)
Using Simulation to Teach Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma-Informed Care

May 13, 2021
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Trauma is Our Heritage,
Healing is Our Nature

May 18, 2021
11 a.m.
Learn About HOPE

May 20, 2021
10 - 11:15 a.m.
Healing the Whole through Cultural Transformation

May 20, 2021
11 a.m.
Medical Advocacy in the Face of Discrimination

May 27, 2021
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Intentional Dismantling of
Systemic Racism

June 23, 2021
11 a.m. - Noon
Transforming Our Tomorrow:
2021 Virtual Conference

August 10-12, 2021

*Early bird registration ends May 15