May is Trauma Awareness Month

CDPH has partnered with the California Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris for Trauma Awareness Month in May. Trauma can impact the mental and physical health of our communities, for all Californians young and old. This toolkit encourages Californians to share their stories of healing and support using hashtag #IAmTraumaAware.

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ACEs Training & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Reflections from Dr. Eric Ball

November 8, 2020

The psychological impact of COVID-19 and the unintended consequences of our response to the virus has shifted how primary care pediatrician Dr. Eric Ball approaches his practice. Find out how Dr. Ball uses his ACEs Aware training to help families navigate through stressful and anxiety-provoking situations.

How Trauma Affects the Body: Reflections from Dr. Eric Ball

March 15, 2021

AAP-OC Member, Dr. Eric Ball, MD, FAAP, shared a personal experience of the emotional, mental and physical impact after a recent traumatic event in his life. His story provides insight on children who experience strong, frequent, or prolonged adversity and the impact it can have on their health and well-being if it is not identified and addressed.

Dr. Theodore Heyming Helps CHOC Lead First ED Study on ACEs and Prevalence of Food and Housing Insecurity

CHOC’s Emergency Department is leading a study on how food and housing insecurity impacts children’s health and environment, the only known project of its kind within the U.S. This project is in collaboration with UC Irvine and Chapman University and involves surveying 7,000 CHOC ED patients by September 2021, with results expected by the end of the year. Since July 2020, CHOC’s ED has been screening for ACEs with particular attention to abuse, neglect, and/or household challenges.

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