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A forum to inform and connect individuals and communities working to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments and prevent and mitigate ACEs in Washington State.

Research and Reports

The Power of Hope to Mitigate Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified child maltreatment as a major public health concern, and adult survivors of child maltreatment are at significant risk of chronic disease and premature mortality. This constant exposure to child maltreatment makes these health care practitioners uniquely vulnerable to stressors associated with burnout.

ACEs Data Washington State and Counties

Periodically I'm asked about ACEs data for Washington State or Counties . I'm putting the response here to I can find it again. Please add additional information in the comments. 2018 Washington State Health Assessment - ACEs Washington State included the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) ACEs module to our BRFSS questions in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This data is available for larger counties and possibly smaller counties who paid to over sample. Check with your public...

Preventing ACEs - Press Release from Health Officials and 2019 CDC Report

Health Officials Seek to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences Press Release from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) ARLINGTON, VA (Nov. 6, 2019) —At least five of the top 10 leading causes of death are associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), according to a new report released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ACEs, such as abuse, neglect, and witnessing violence or substance misuse in the home, can lead to...

PCEs and Building Resilience - Oct 21 workshop

Have you read or heard about the new study on Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs)? Join Sound Discipline for our next Building Resiliency workshop (Oct 21) to learn how to be a buffer against trauma and toxic stress in your community. Read below for a note from Sound Discipline Executive Director, Jody McVittie MD, on PCEs and Building Resilience. As a former practicing family physician, I love when the science catches up to what we already know from our own experience of working with...

Latest ACEs science research from PubMed, February 12, 2019

Hair cortisol in the perinatal period mediates associations between maternal adversity and disrupted maternal interaction in early infancy. Nyström-Hansen M, Andersen MS, Khoury JE, Davidsen K, Gumley A, Lyons-Ruth K, MacBeth A, Harder S. Dev Psychobiol . 2019 Feb 12. doi: 10.1002/dev.21833. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30747450 elect item 3074 Child maltreatment is mediating long-term consequences of household dysfunction in a population representative sample. Clemens V, Berthold O, Witt A,...

Trauma and ACEs missing in response to opioid crisis, says national organization

A new policy brief (attached) issued this week by the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice (CTIPP) forcefully develops the case for trauma-informed approaches to address the opioid crisis—to prevent and treat addiction—based on strong evidence that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of the crisis. CTIPP is a national organization that advocates for trauma-informed prevention and treatment programs at the federal, state and local levels. Successful strategies to...

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect: A Technical Assistance Package for Policy, Norm, and Programmatic Activities, CDC)

Contents include: Strengthen Economic Supports for Families Change social Norms to Support Parents and Positive Parenting Provide Quality Care and Education Early in Life Enhance Parenting Skills to Promote Healthy Child Development Intervene to Lessen Harms and Prevent Future Risks Sector Involvement Monitoring and Evalution Full document:

OSPI – Kindergarten Preparedness Analytics

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) – Kindergarten Preparedness Analytics Data and Archived Webinar Includes links to data files, archived webinar (presentation recording) and PowerPoint slides. In the analytics section, you can look at the WAKids data by year, Educational Service District (ESD), school district (district detail tab), student groups and indicators. Student groups include :...

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