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Upcoming Network of Care Sessions: Connections Beyond Screening
AAP-CA3 and the Social Policy Institute come together to bring local Networks of Care. It is an opportunity for pediatric providers, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to build effective working relationships.

The upcoming sessions will dive deeper into challenges and opportunities for making referrals, discuss lessons learned, and present possible solution and next steps for networks partners to stay involved.
TO REGISTER: Please select the session that best fits your region and time/day and use the link to register.

North County 
Apr 22, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m.

East/Central, Session A
Apr 28, 2021 Noon - 1 p.m.

East/Central, Session B
May 5, 2021 6:30-7:30 p.m.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 
For questions, please contact Tara Milbrand at tmilbrand@aapca3.org
The Cures Act Gives Patients Access To Digital Documentation
Beginning this month, The 21st Century Cures Act goes into effect, giving patients easy access to digital documentation that wasn’t previously available. While this is great for patient/doctor communication there are some safety and privacy concerns according to ACEP Now:

Safety concerns: Release of information may cause real harm to the patient, such as with intimate partner violence or notes regarding mental health and substance use. 
Privacy concerns: Examples include the release of information on minors when parents have proxy access to the portal.”

We can’t help but think about what this means for treating and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences. As this new legislation begins to take effect, we are hopeful it will bridge the gap between providers and the family while offering a location to provide vital resources after a positive ACE screen. 
April ACEs Campaign from AAP-CA3, YMCA Youth & Family Services, and SDSU Social Policy Institute
For the entire month of April, we are joining forces with YMCA Youth & Family Services and the SDSU Social Policy Institute to bring awareness of our collective responsibility to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as a community and how to support families.

While this month is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, we aren't solely talking about child abuse, but rather how we as a society can promote wellbeing for children, families and communities whether it be through policy, resources, etc in an effort to add positive supports to counterbalance the weight of negative experiences.

Get social with us and following along!
AAP-CA3 Featured As An ACEs Aware Grantee
Last month, the AAP-CA3 was featured as one of the ACEs Aware Grantees and we shared the highlight video with you. Recently, our spotlight was featured in the ACEs Aware blog with a link to the full presentation including Q&A with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. Read the blog post by following the link below!
Resources To Help You Support Your Patients
HOPE Handouts and Worksheets
Access HOPE handouts that include an overview of HOPE, The 4 Building Blocks of HOPE, Positive Childhood Experiences and Adult Mental Health, and HOPE as an Anti-Racism Framework in Action.

Handouts are available in a variety of languages
Understanding ACEs Flyer from PACEs Connection

Highlights From Recent Trainings/Webinars
(We watched them in case you didn't have time to!)
Screening & Confirming Results
Watch this highlight video from Primary Care Development Corporation's recent webinar: "Screening and Responding to ACEs & Trauma"
PNWU Discusses Framing the Conversation on ACEs
Watch this clip as Drs. Michael Lawler and Sharon Portwood discuss their co-authored article, "Science, Practice, and Policy Related to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Framing the Conversation."
Upcoming Webinars/Events/Trainings
(Skimmed down so you know these are worthwhile!)
Pediatric Practices Partner with Communities to Address the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 6, 2021
11-11:45 a.m.
Impact of Childhood Exposure to IPV and other ACEs on Health and Well-being Throughout the Lifespan (Kathy Francheck, MD)

April 8, 2021

Spreading HOPE – the First Annual HOPE Summit

April 9, 2021
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

*Registration closes April 5
Biology of Stress: How ACE Screening Can Reveal and Mitigate ACE-Associated Health Conditions

April 14, 2021
Noon - 1 p.m.

AAP-CA3 DB Peds Committee Meeting

April 19th, 2021
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Balancing ACEs with HOPE: Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (Robert Sege, MD, PhD)

April 22, 2021

Using Positive Childhood Experiences to Foster HOPE

April 28, 2021
11 a.m. - Noon
What About Us? A Discussion with and for Healthcare Providers

May 6, 2021
10-11:30 p.m.
Transforming Our Tomorrow: 2021 Virtual Conference

August 10-12, 2021
*Early bird registration now open