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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.

New California Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Data Report


The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP)’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative is excited to share the new report “Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2019: An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California”, developed by The purpose of this new report is to share about statewide prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California collected from 2013-2019 through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); describe ACEs-related demographic disparities; and describe the impact of ACEs on mental health, behavior, and chronic disease. The report can be found attached.

To learn more about these new ACEs data, please also consider joining us on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST  for a webinar from the EfC Initiative and Kidsdata. To register for the “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California” webinar, please click here. Upon registration, a calendar invitation with Zoom information will be emailed to you. If you have questions about the webinar, please email me at

We excited to share this resource with all those who are interested in preventing violence, work for local health departments, or work within child-serving systems. Please consider sharing this data report and webinar invitation with your networks and thank you for your partnership and efforts to improve child wellbeing in California.


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