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Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

ACEs Aware Trainings


Thanks to funding from the Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), CCALAC is providing a series of trainings as part of the state’s ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Aware initiative. Trainings are designed to expand awareness of ACEs and help Medi-Cal providers respond with trauma-informed care.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress represent a public health crisis that has been, until recently, largely unrecognized by our health care system and society. Repeated or prolonged activation of a child’s stress response, without the buffering of trusted, nurturing, caregivers and safe, stable environments, leads to long-term changes in the structure and functioning of the developing brain, metabolic, immune, and neuroendocrine responses, and even the way DNA is read and transcribed.

Screening for ACEs, assessing for toxic stress, and responding with evidence-based interventions can significantly improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Get trained and start screening today!

View the schedule of upcoming trainings and access free resources from previous trainings below.


Trauma-Informed Reopening Strategies
April 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Complimentary for CCALAC Members

Using the Seven Domains of Wellness in Your Practice
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Complimentary for CCALAC Members


Please complete our survey after accessing these free resources, funded by the ACEs Aware Initiative. Click here to take the survey.

Session 1
ACEs Screening: Best Practices for Pediatricians

This training provides an overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences, discusses the additional issues that stem from ACES, explains why it is important to identify and address trauma in early life, and examines how early intervention can impact patients’ heath.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Best Practices for Screening Implementation

Webinar Recording

Session 2
An Inward Facing Trauma Informed Approach: Organizational Lessons
Presented by Eisner Health

In this webinar, hear one FQHC’s experience in integrating trauma informed care through an inward-facing approach.

An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: Organizational Lessons

Session 3
ACEs Screening: The Role of the Care Navigator

This training focuses on the role of the Care Navigator and their best practices for conducting an ACEs screening.

Navigator Training: Helping Patient Families get to the Right Resources at the Right Time

Webinar Recording

Session 4
An Inward Facing Approach: A Behavioral Health Perspective
Presented by Eisner Health

In this webinar, participants learn about one FQHC’s experience in integrating trauma-informed care through an inward-facing approach. Attendees explore lessons learned from the process, including what was helpful and what could have been done differently to better support staff and patients.

An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: Behavioral Health Lessons

January 27, 2021
Self-Care and Healing: Managing Secondary Trauma, Moral Injury/Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

Healthcare and social service workers are experiencing extremely difficult events right now, and the emotions that come from facing those events can negatively affect one’s role as a caregiver. This webinar provides an overview of compassion fatigue and burnout, discusses the ways in which burnout can affect performance, and identifies ways to mitigate burnout individually and collectively.

Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatization – How to Help the Helpers

Webinar Recording

February 3 and 17, March 3 and 17, 2021
Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace Series
Presented by Origins Training & Consulting

Workshop 1: Building and Communicating Your Vision

This initial workshop begins with a short level-set overview of the key concepts behind a trauma-informed approach to ensure all participants are equipped with common language as a starting point. Building off this foundation, participants explore the role of leadership and teamwork, “why you do what you do,” your overall vision for integrating this approach into your setting, and how to communicate that vision across your organization.

Origins CCALAC Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Origins Building & Communicating Your Vision – Additional Resources

Building & Communicating Your Vision – Take Home Exercise

Webinar Recording

After accessing these free resources, funded by the ACEs Aware Initiative, please take our survey!

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