December 10, 2015 | Mary Kelly PersynEarly adversity can harm children for life...but it doesn't have to. An energized group of California policy leaders recently gathered in San Diego to organize a movement to heal child trauma. A new board member of the Center for Youth Wellness, I was fortunate to be among them. Here's my story.
October 19, 2015 | Cecilia ChenIn a previous blog post, I talked about what California would be like without a deeply troubling public health crisis -- childhood adversity. By fostering the health, early childhood development, education, public safety and child welfare systems that address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) head on, we can potentially save millions of dollars and improve the lives of countless people.
September 15, 2015 | Cecilia ChenLast year, the Center for Youth Wellness hosted “Children Can Thrive,” the first statewide summit on childhood adversity in California. We know that unaddressed exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a public health crisis with serious consequences. The good news is that in California, the fight against childhood adversity has become a movement—one that engages stakeholders and partners from an array of sectors in finding solutions to this issue.
December 03, 2014 | Latanya HiltonEarlier this month, more than 200 leaders from across the state and from different sectors convened in San Francisco for our summit, “Children Can Thrive: California's Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences.” #ChildrenCanThrive was the first-ever statewide summit on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
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December 02, 2014 | Cecilia ChenAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact Californians from all walks of life and touch every community in the state, from rural counties to urban centers.
October 28, 2014 | Susanna Osorno-CrandallLast week, we were thrilled to kick off a dialogue in the Bayview that is at the heart of what we do: actively engaging members of the community to come up with effective solutions to prevent, screen and heal Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.