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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

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

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

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