September 15, 2016 | Alison Channon“It made me more critically aware. It affects not only you but your community,” Sheanna told me sitting outside a Peet’s Coffee shop in San Francisco, finally taking a breather after her very first day of college. Sheanna is referencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), experiences like abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that can impact children’s health and development, as well as community stressors like discrimination and community violence.
September 02, 2015 | Sukhdip Purewal and Kadiatou KoitaIt’s not every day that you attend a conference session with hundreds of people and get a glimpse of the childhood adversity that might have ultimately determined their career paths. That’s exactly what happened when we attended the 7th Annual International Attachment Conference this month at the New School in New York City—and it was a transformative moment.
July 14, 2015 | Angelica CardenasIn May and June, thanks to grant funding from the San Francisco Foundation, through the Partnership for HOPE SF, the Center for Youth Wellness piloted a wonderful tool to improve the wellness of parents and their kids, and enhance the parent-child bond: pediatric massage.
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.