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California PACEs Action

California Snapshots provide overviews of data on prevalence of ACEs and initiatives to prevent and heal ACEs


Snapshots of California-specific information are outlined here as resources for your policy and advocacy activities—whether it is educating an elected official or leader in the non-profit world or in business about ACEs-trauma-resilience or simply persuading a potential partner to include ACEs science in developing organizational priorities.  The snapshots include data on ACEs and child well-being, profiles of statewide ACEs initiatives, and community profiles (aka stories).  

CAHMI Fact Sheet 

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) created state fact sheets on ACEs prevalence and outcomes for both children and adults using 2016/2017 NSCH (National Survey of Children’s Health) data and recent data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS).  In addition to the 50 state fact sheets (plus one for the District of Columbia), there is one for national data.  Click here for the California fact sheet.  CAHMI says it aims to advance policies to catalyze wellbeing across the nation by addressing the ACEs epidemic and tailoring fact sheets for each state.

California Data Dashboard: Child Adversity & Well-Being

A product of the CA Essentials for Childhood Initiative, the "California Data Dashboard: Child Adversity & Well-Being" contains 23 select indicators of child adversity, health and well-being, utilizing data available on  The dashboard below includes state-level indicators.  We have also created data dashboards for California counties (CLICK HERE to see if your community has one and if not, how you can get one for your community!).   For more information about this project, please go here.

CA Counties:

ACEs Connection State Profiles of ACEs Initiatives and Actions

As knowledge about the science of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) spreads, ACEs initiatives have launched in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Hundreds of cross-sector collaboratives are educating and engaging organizations and policymakers about ACEs science. In turn, these organizations are implementing trauma–informed and resilience-building practices and policies based on ACEs science; many legislatures are passing resolutions and/or bills. 

To document this accelerated level of new activity, ACEs Connection compiled in 2018 one-page state profiles for all 50 states and the District of ColumbiaClick here is the profile for California and here for the others.  

California Community Stories

For the 2019 California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) Policymaker Education Day (others held in 2017 and 2018), community stories were compiled for 19 cities and counties in California.  The profiles were distributed to elected officials and their staffs to demonstrate what is being accomplished by trauma initiatives locally.  4CA also compiled District Data Profiles showing ACEs prevalence in districts at the Assembly (40 profiles), Senate (40 profiles), and U.S. Congressional (53 profiles) levels. The profiles used data from and the National Survey of Children’s Health. 

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