UCLA and UCSF, two of the University of California’s nationally ranked medical centers, partnered with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and Office of the California Surgeon General (CA-OSG) to address the impact of childhood adversity and toxic stress on health.

The multi-campus initiative, known as the UCLA/UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN), launched in October to bring its expertise and resources to the state’s ACEs Aware initiative, which trains clinicians on how to screen children and adults for ACEs to treat the toxic stress response.

To support these efforts, the UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence, a learning center under the UCLA Department of Psychiatry Division Of Population Behavioral Health, is providing UCAAN with evidence-based trainings on ACEs education, screening, and response. UCAAN training activities will be carried out through the following four core divisions: Administration and Communication,  Education and Training, Clinical Innovation and Evidence, and Implementation Science.

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