January 2020: California Initiative Addresses Adverse Childhood Events This month, NASHP features California’s ACEs Aware website. Individuals with multiple ACEs are at a much higher risk of developing physical or mental health disorders, and life expectancy for individuals with six or more ACEs is 19 years shorter than for those with none. The initiative’s website provides resources, information, and training for providers and community leaders working to reduce the prevalence and impact of ACEs and toxic stress. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California AAP (2008) Excel spreadsheet developed for recording and analyzing data from pilot sites implementing developmental screening. Results and indicators are immediately tabulated as data is entered.
CIBHS lists resources developed by a joint effort of First 5 California, the California Department of Mental Health, and the California Institute of Mental Health. The following materials are designed to support First 5 Special Needs Demonstrations Sites, First 5 School Readiness Sites, and other early mental health program efforts across the state.
Guidance for incorporating developmental screening into child care and early education programs.