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School Health Clinics of SCC Trauma Informed Care and Services Update

Trauma informed care and services have been a focus area at School Health Clinics for the past two years. This is based on the wealth of scientific research demonstrating that cumulative adversity, especially when experienced early in life, is a root cause of some of the most harmful and persistent health challenges. With extensive staff training and newly adopted protocols, every SHC patient is now screened for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and provided with resources and mental...

California PACEs Connection initiatives spark new connections in regional meeting

Among PACEs Connection initiatives around the country, it’s well known that our social network is something like a bustling, giant town square where people share ideas, resources and any number of conversations about how to prevent childhood adversity and promote positive childhood experiences. On May 14, PACEs Connection assembled a virtual town square gathering of PACEs initiatives in California, where we have 58 initiatives sparking action all across the state. Speakers at the gathering,...

Webinar explores Oregon bill declaring racism a public health crisis

For anyone who thinks Oregon — long regarded as a liberal, progressive state — was a welcoming place for Blacks and other minorities in the past, a recent webinar sponsored by Oregon health care organizations was a chilling wake-up call. In June 1844, Oregon’s provisional government passed its first Black Exclusionary Act , with language stating that any Black person who set foot in Oregon “would be publicly whipped 39 lashes.” From that time forward, Oregon, like most states, amassed its...

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY - HOPE part 2/Session 11 with Robert Sege and Baraka Floyd | June 17 at noon

CALIFORNIA ACES ACADEMY - Session 11 with Robert Sege and Baraka Floyd | June 17 [avahealth.org] Dr. Bob Sege returns with Dr. Baraka Floyd for Part 2: Balancing ACEs with HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (PT) In this second webinar on HOPE, the focus will move from the evidence and theory underlying the HOPE framework as we roll up our sleeves and dive into ideas for practice transformation. The session will include a review of...

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