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

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.

trauma-informed care

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 19, 2015   |   Cecilia Chen
In 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.

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.

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.
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