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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.


Plans afoot to bring stability to PACEs Connection

To all of you, who, like me, love this website and want to see it and its communities flourish as we work to prevent and heal trauma; build resiliency: please know there is a move afoot by a small group of strategic partners to find a suitable host for PACEs Connection. More will be announced in the coming days. In the meantime, friends, we are figuring out email addresses and other communications logistics and opportunities. PEACE! Carey Sipp, former director of strategic partnerships ...

CRC Accelerator Hiatus Reminder & April “Hour of Power” to Support CRC Participants With Only One Event to Completion Learn CRC Fellowship Next Steps

As we’ve recently announced, the CRC Accelerator is taking an indefinite hiatus, but this moment of growth is anything but goodbye. Two years into this unique program, we are aware of the incredible impact access can have on PACEs initiatives and we now have a CRC Fellowship that grows with each CRC graduate.

February Collective Care Through the CRC & PACEs Movement: The Way Forward for Civil & Human Rights is Trauma-Informed

Nationally recognized days of awareness remind us of important civil and human rights movements led by Black and African-American communities and social justice advocates. February puts leadership, education, access, justice, policy, and governance under the spotlight. Through a PACEs science lens, this month is an opportunity to consider trauma-informed transformation through a PACEs science lens as the way forward.

Growing Resilient Communities Embraces the New Year: Welcome CRC Fellows, Grow with Google Partnership Announcement & Unveiling New Interactive Tools

To prepare for the year ahead, we have a few very special announcements we’re excited to share. First, we’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the 700+ community champions, facilitators, managers, and advocates in our COOP and Growing Resilient Communities program for your commitment.

Healing Centered Futures through the CRC & the PACEs Movement: Announcing the CRC Fellowship, Celebrating CRC Graduates, and #GivingTuesday Campaign

Something amazing keeps happening in our CRC Accelerator program that we want to shout out from the rooftops this December. Thanks to our committed participants, the number of CRC graduates keeps increasing! The number of graduates has increased by 15x this year. As we head into a new year, w e are grateful for the unique role CRC Accelerator participants have played in expanding the PACEs movement through the willingness to explore healing-centered practices through a PACEs science lens.

Request for Applications (RFA) #23-10480, Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program Informational Webinar Recording

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB), Request for Applications (RFA) #23-10480, Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program Informational Webinar recording is now available at this link . This pre-recorded webinar will also play on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 2:00 PM, PST. To register for the webinar, please use this link . Please note that questions will not be answered during the pre-recorded webinar. All questions pertaining to...

Life course health consequences and associated annual costs of adverse childhood experiences across Europe and North America: a systematic review and meta-analysis (

To access The Lancet Public Health research, please click here. Background An increasing number of studies are identifying associations between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and ill health throughout the life course. We aimed to calculate the proportions of major risk factors for and causes of ill health that are attributable to one or multiple types of ACE and the associated financial costs. Methods In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched for studies in which risk...

New Resource: Trauma-Informed Approach to Active Transportation: Recognizing the Relationship between Adversity, Resiliency, and Active Transportation Brief

The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) , Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative and the Active Transportation and Safety Program , a project of IVPB and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Active Transportation Program (ATP) have developed a new resource titled, “Trauma-Informed Approach to Active Transportation: Recognizing the...

California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, Request for Application (RFA): 23-10059 Strengthening Economic Security and Mobility as a Protective Factor for Domestic Violence Prevention

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (IVPB), is releasing the Domestic Violence Prevention Program (DVP) Request for Application (RFA) 23-10059 to award up to two (2) contracts that will focus on strengthening economic security and mobility for Black women and their families. Awarded Applicants will be expected to utilize the Close to Home (C2H) community mobilization approach to conduct primary prevention, community-level strategies as a...

Check Out New July Dates Added to the 2023 CRC Summer Curriculum and the Official Launch of the Dedicated CRC Community Page

July is a time to celebrate all summer has to offer by building bridges and innovating with community to get to the heart of trauma-informed awareness and resilience building. This month, we’ve added new July dates to the summer 2023 *CRC* curriculum—but that’s only half of the good news. Last year, the CRC began as a pilot program. Now that it's evolved, what better time to bring accelerator participants together in a PACEs Connection CRC community than the summer? We are proud to announce...

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