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Due Tommorrow! Trauma-informed Aces Screening & Intervention Evaluation (TASIE) Demonstration Project []

According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, 34.8 million children across the United States are impacted by ACEs. ACEs are exposures in childhood to abuse, neglect, parental incarceration, divorce, or domestic violence that have been shown to affect virtually every domain in which a child functions. ACEs are associated with health impairment across the life course and are strongly related to the prevalence of numerous health problems (Felitti, et. al, 1998). The Trauma-informed...

COVID deaths leave thousands of U.S. kids grieving parents or primary caregivers (

Of all the sad statistics the U.S. has dealt with this past year and a half, here is a particularly difficult one: A new study estimates that more than 140,000 children in the U.S. have lost a parent or a grandparent caregiver to COVID-19. The majority of these children come from racial and ethnic minority groups. "This means that for every four COVID-19 deaths, one child was left behind without a mother, father and/or a grandparent who provided for that child's home needs and nurture —...

REGISTER NOW | ACEs Training: Unit 2, Session 3 with Dr. Sarah Hemmer & Dr. Melissa Ruiz | Oct. 13

Hi there! Please join us for an ACEs Aware Ventura County lecture series session with Dr. Sarah Hemmer, MD & Dr. Melissa Ruiz, MD, MPH. REGISTER HERE to attend this LIVE free session or view on-demand. REGISTER HERE to attend this LIVE free session or view on-demand. Unit 2 Session 3 : Decoding the ACE Screening Tools and Scores Dr. Melissa Ruiz is a pediatrician at Pediatric Diagnostic Center in Ventura, CA., serves on the board of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) District 9 as...

Bruce Perry, Melissa Merrick discuss "What Happened to You?"

Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry and Oprah Winfrey have known each other for more than 30 years. Both are deeply interested in childhood trauma and healing. But it was following a 60 Minutes segment Winfrey did in 2018 on childhood trauma, for which she interviewed Perry, that the two decided to take their work together to the next level. They tapped Oprah’s star power and worldwide reach and Perry’s deep expertise in brain science to collaborate on a book project, the recently released,...

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The use of ACE scores for individuals

Andrew Turner
*Repost from General Discussion Board Hi, has anybody got any links to peer-reviewed journal articles where an individual's ACE score/questionnaire is used to inform practice? I know it's fairly common practice now in some areas to enquire about ACEs, but I struggle to find any papers describing how that information is then used. Would be good to find some examples where, say, a score of four leads to a more targeted...Read More...
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Can Trauma-Informed Mermaids Help Children & Families? (New Kids Book Series)

Dear ACEs in Pediatrics Community, We just launched a new trauma-informed children's book series called Venus and Her Fly Trip . The series has been developed in collaboration with therapists, educators, parents and healers and is designed to promote mental/social/emotional health, body positivity and imaginative play in kids 4-10 , with the ultimate goal of preventing self-hatred. I would greatly value hearing the feedback of the ACEs community on this endeavor, and welcome your ideas for...Read More...

Seeking ACEs presentation to present to family physicians, time-sensitive

I've been asked to give a presentation to family medicine colleagues about ACEs this weekend. Can anyone please share with me a slide presentation appropriate for family medicine colleagues that covers the neurobiological impact of ACEs, anything that does a good job of highlighting the original ACE study data, and anything that includes slides on evidence-based interventions?Read More...
Last Reply By Laurie Udesky (PACEs Connection Staff) · First Unread Post
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