Friends Mentoring
Child Trauma

Mentoring Presents a Real Opportunity in Addressing Childhood Trauma

In the late 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente published a landmark study showing that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have a long-lasting negative impact on a person’s overall health and […]

Child Trauma

New Report Links Adverse Childhood Experience to Leading Causes of Death

Earlier this week a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to several leading causes of death in the country, including heart disease, cancer, respiratory disease, […]

Children's Mental Health

Kaiser Permanente Investing Millions to Advance Research on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Last week Kaiser Permanente announced it would invest $2.75 million in research to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences. Kaiser Permanente conducted the original study with the Centers for Disease Control and those findings […]

Child Trauma

California Governor Names Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First-Ever Surgeon General

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) named pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pioneer in the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as the state’s first surgeon general on Monday. Burke Harris is the founder of the San […]

Child Welfare

Youth Advocates Eye 2020 for Revolution on Children’s Mental Health in California

There are about 6 million children enrolled in California’s Medicaid program. And although every single one of them is eligible for mental health screening and services, only four of every 100 received even one mental health […]

Candidate Governor Gavin Newsom
Child Welfare

The Future of California’s Children: Gavin Newsom on the Issues

This week, The Chronicle of Social Change is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and […]

Research News

Report: Five States Where Kids Suffer High Rates of Adverse Childhood Experiences

Five states – Arizona, Arkansas, Montana, New Mexico and Ohio – hold the dubious distinction of leading the country in the percentage of children burdened with three or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), between birth and […]