The Academic Pediatric Assocaition (APA) is taking a stand against the effects of poverty on children! Describing childhood poverty as "the most important problem facing children in the United States today," the APA has developed a Task Force with A Strategic Road-Map to address the consequences of poverty on children and adolescent well-being. To read more about the APA's "War on Childhood Poverty," check out their Task Force report:
I am so proud of the efforts of the state of Washington to raise awareness of ACEs! Here is a great article about how the implementation of ACE awareness has grown in Washington and how one local high school, Lincoln High in Walla Walla, Washington, has used their knowledge of ACEs to make a positive change in the way the school responds to some of Walla Walla's most challenging students. Enjoy!
I'm thrilled to be speaking alongside Joyce Dorado of Health Environments and Response to Trauma Services (HEARTS) and Gena Castro Rodriguez of Youth Justice Institute, Young Adults for the 10th Annual AHWG Teen/Young Adult Provider Gathering this Friday! Click here to learn more about the event and register: http://www.ahwg.net/onevent/details.php?id=11.
To read this article on the effects of trauma click here: http://www.ctmirror.org/story/19715/single-greatest-preventable-cause-me...
CYW is hiring an executive assistant for Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. For more information about the position and to learn how to apply click here: http://www.centerforyouthwellness.org/jobs
For more information on how to register for this event at San Francisco's Bay Area Discovery Museum click here: http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/programs-and-events/daily-programs/the-buzz...
Emerging research discussed at an American College of Cardiology conference in San Francisco highlights the impact of stress and adversity on chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Attention to the long term health effects of trauma is critical to addressing one of our nation's greatest health issues. Read two articles about this research here:
"Effects of Complex Trauma on the Health, Social and Emotional Development, and School Functioning of Children and Youth"
Gena Castro Rodriquez, LMFT, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD and Dr. Joyce Dorado, PhD, in partnership with San Francisco Mental Health Education Funds, are presenting: Effects of Complex Trauma on the Health, Social and Emotional Development, and School Functionig of Children and Youth. Trauma happens in the home, school and community. This workshop brings together experts in trauma to provide valuable knowledge and skills for working with children and adolescents. Dr.
Center for Youth Wellness is thrilled about California's $2.7 Million State Innovation Model (SIM) Design grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). CYW supports California's work to reform health care and improve the quality of health for all. To read more about this great effort click here: www.chhs.ca.gov