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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!

Access free resources from previous trainings below.

Resources

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Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace Organizational Toolkit

December 2, 2020
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

December 8, 2020
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

December 9, 2020
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

January 26, 2021
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.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace

Building & Communicating Your Vision – Additional Resources

Building & Communicating Your Vision – Take Home Exercise

Webinar Recording

Workshop 2: Developing Your Culture

In the second workshop, you’ll learn about the role of culture in sustaining a trauma-informed approach and define the values that will help promote a resilience-building culture in your setting. As part of this, you will explore how your organizational culture developed and how it does (or does not) reflect those values.

Developing Your Culture

Developing Your Culture – Additional Resources

Developing Your Culture – Take Home Exercise

Webinar Recording

Workshop 3: Assessing Your Setting

In the third workshop, you’ll use a systematic approach to assess and examine the different domains of your setting, such as leadership capacity, services, clients, policies and procedures, and physical environment. The goal of this workshop is to define a process to gather information about strengths, assets, what’s working well, and what could be done differently to best support staff and serve patients.

Assessing Your Setting

Assessing Your Setting – Additional Resources

Assessing Your Setting – Take Home Exercise

Webinar Recording

Workshop 4: Creating an Action Plan

In the fourth and final workshop, you will build off the findings from your assessment to define concrete goals for integrating a trauma-informed approach into your setting. Utilizing tools rooted in strategic planning, you will then translate those goals into a concrete action plan through the process of brainstorming and prioritizing potential solutions.

Creating an Action Plan

Creating an Action Plan – Additional Resources

Creating an Action Plan – Take Home Exercise

February 23, 2021
An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Medical Perspective
Presented by Eisner Health

In this webinar, participants will learn about one FQHC’s experience in integrating trauma-informed care through an inward-facing approach within healthcare clinics. Attendees will explore lessons learned from the process including what was helpful and what could have been done differently to better support staff and patients. Adaptations related to COVID-19 will be discussed. The perspective of the trauma-informed care coordinator, clinical director, and clinic manager will be offered.

An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Medical Perspective

Webinar Recording

March 24, 2021
Cultural and Racial Differences in Understanding and Responding to Adversity, Trauma, Resilience and Healing
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

This ACE’s Aware Training, “Cultural and Racial Differences in Understanding and Responding to Adversity, Trauma, Resilience and Healing,” will discuss how cultural and racial differences can impact ACEs screening and response.

Cultural and Racial Differences in Understanding and Responding to Adversity

March 30, 2021
An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Dental Perspective
Presented by Eisner Health

In this webinar “An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Dental Perspective,” 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. Adaptations related to COVID-19 are discussed. The perspective of the Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, Director of Dental, and Dental Manager are offered.

An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Dental Perspective

Webinar Recording

April 14, 2021
Trauma-Informed Reopening Strategies
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

As shelter in place orders are being lifted, it is difficult to know how to approach re-opening our organizations, communities and even daily functioning. There is little doubt we all realize there will be a “new normal,” but what should that look like? We must honor that the trauma, fear, anxiety and crises we have personally and collectively faced make it challenging to use our mental reserves to thoughtfully address re-opening strategies. However, there is also an abundance of hope, and resilience, when we look for it, focus on it, and let it drive our efforts. Using the principles of trauma-informed care, and some lessons we have learned from our community partners along our journey, we want to offer some tips for responding to re-opening in thoughtful and practical ways.

Trauma-Informed Reopening Strategies

CYW_COVID19 Caregiver Toolkit_English

CYW_COVID19 Caregiver Toolkit_Spanish

Webinar Recording

May 12, 2021
Using the Seven Domains of Wellness in Your Practice
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

Stress can harm a child’s developing brain and body. The good news is you can lessen the negative impacts of stress. Even when children are stressed, the right kind of support and care can help children bounce back. The research indicates there are seven aspects of a child’s life that, when done well, helped mitigate the effects of ACEs. We call these the seven domains of wellness. This webinar will review each of the seven domains of wellness, and how to use them in practice to help support families experiencing stress.

Webinar Recording

May 19, 2021
Relational, Strengths-Based Approaches to ACEs
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

This webinar will explore the utilization of strengths-based theory in the treatment of ACEs, toxic stress and building resilience. Utilizing strengths-based therapy in treating toxic stress allows practitioners to work with clients to identify internal strengths and resourcefulness to build resilience.

Webinar Recording

June 16, 2021
Screening for ACEs in Specialty Clinical Areas
Presented by Center for Youth Wellness

In this training participants will learn screening and intervention techniques in specialty clinical areas such as obstetrics, asthma, adult medicine, and emergency room settings. The training will examine specific considerations for each of the specialty areas and actionable steps. Finally, participants will learn why these specialty areas for screening have been identified and the clinical rationale behind the screening.

Webinar Recording

June 30, 2021
Strategies for Positive Patient Encounters
Presented by TCC Family Health

Strategies for Positive Patient Encounters take an interpersonal approach to de-escalating challenging provider/patient interactions in healthcare. This training identifies patient and provider factors that can lead to negative interactions with a patient, critical incident, disruptions in care, provider burnout, and potential violence. Providers will be taught tools and strategies to de-escalate these encounters in a patient-centered manner. Finally, the impact of provider self-care and emotion regulation is explored in relation to patient interactions.

Strategies for Positive Patient Encounters

Webinar Recording

July 28, 2021
How to Best Respond to Trauma Stories – Do No Harm
Presented by TCC Family Health

As the field of medicine becomes more integrated with behavioral health, providers are challenged to understand the role of trauma in a patient’s presentation. “How to Best Respond to Trauma Stories – Do No Harm”, provides concrete steps and examples on how to assess, listen to, and respond to patients’ trauma stories. Strategies introduced in this course will encourage providers to begin utilizing patient-centered language, engage in empathy, and communicate compassion. This course also explores how well-meaning providers may unintentionally cause harm in how they respond to patients.

How to Best Respond to Trauma Stories

Webinar Recording