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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.


An Inward Facing Approach: A Behavioral Health Perspective
January 26 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Free

Self-Care and Healing: Managing Secondary Trauma, Moral Injury/Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue
January 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Free

Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace
February 3, 17 and March 3,17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Free

An Inward-Facing Trauma-Informed Approach: A Medical Perspective
February 23 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Free


Check back for event recordings, manuals, and other resources as they become available!

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

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