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The #ChildrenCanThrive  campaign seeks to transform our response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long term effects.

Join the #ChildrenCanThrive Campaign so all children grow up happy and healthy.

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December 10, 2015   |   Mary Kelly Persyn
Early 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 02, 2015   |   Cecilia Chen
Whether as parents, legislators, public health advocates or donors, we all have a role to play in combatting childhood adversity, and we can build a healthier and stronger California by working together.

September 15, 2015   |   Cecilia Chen
Last 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.

August 10, 2015   |   Janet Noble-Maxwell RN, PHN
At Center for Youth Wellness (CYW), we strive to provide a holistic and fun approach to improving the health and well-being of our community of patients, parents and youth.

July 14, 2015   |   Angelica Cardenas
In 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.

April 27, 2015   |   Dr. Lisa Gutierrez Wang
Today, more than ever, we know the importance of the early years in shaping children’s health and development. Early childhood is a time of dramatic changes in a child’s brain and other organ systems. Between birth and age 4, children's brains are rapidly adapting to the environment around them.

March 19, 2015   |   Cecilia Chen
What Shapes Health? Early Adversity and Trauma

December 03, 2014   |   Latanya Hilton
Earlier 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).

December 02, 2014   |   Cecilia Chen
Adverse 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-Crandall
Last 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.

September 25, 2014   |   Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
As a part of JMC Philanthropic Advisors' Givers Ignite Campaign, I wrote a blog about Anthony.
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