Fall 2021

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Fall Newsletter

New Research and Educational Opportunities for

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Professionals

Important Updates Clarifying Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and State Mandated Reporting Requirements for suspected child abuse.

The California Department of Social Services, the California Department of Health Care Services, and the Office of the California Surgeon General provide clarifying guidance on the

responsibilities of health care clinical teams.

Learn more about ACEs screening at:

ACEs Aware

National Partnership for Women and Families statement on Defining, Creating and Sustaining Optimal Maternal Health

Read the Statement

"Optimal maternal health contributes to safe, nurturing, warm, responsive infant-caregiver relationships that are crucial for the child’s lifelong well-being. The birth parent is the child’s first environment and often the most essential infant caregiver. The pregnancy, birth, postpartum, newborn, and infant periods are all crucial foundations for lifelong well-being and involve a number of conditions that can contribute optimal health."

"To truly raise the bar in healthcare and achieve optimal maternal health, the health care system must center and prioritize maternal and infant care given its long-term impact across the life course"

Spreading HOPE

Healthy Outcomes From Positive Experiences (HOPE) introduction

This Free presentation will cover the importance of Positive Childhood Experiences, research showing their mitigating effects on ACEs, the neurobiological basis for these effects and the four building blocks of HOPE. November 3, 10–11AM

Future presentations will expand on state-of-the-art understanding of Latino youth development, HOPE as an antiracist framework, and focused skill building exercises on HOPE

Learn more and Register for Spreading HOPE
Participate in the Gratitude Project

How Gratitude Can Reduce Burnout in Health Care

"When we are sick, we look to medicine to heal us. But what does the medical profession do when it’s ailing from stress and overwork?"

Take the Survey in English
Take the Survey in Spanish

Please share this survey with your clients!

A Voice for Women in Sonoma County

The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women invites you to participate in our second annual Voices of Sonoma County Women survey! We are conducting this study to gain a deeper understanding of the status of girls, women, transgender, non-binary, gender fluid, and gender nonconforming persons in our communities and to assess the social and economic impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic. Women of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to participate.

Learn More about the Commission
Register for the Training

San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco City Clinic, STI Clinical Update Webinar

November 4th 9am-1pm- free CME!

Summarizing Current Trends, Identifying those most at risk, describing updated treatment recommendations for chlamydia, gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium, NGU and trichomonas.