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VIDEO: These Award Winners Are Leading the Charge In Healing the Impacts of Childhood Trauma

Published October 11, 2018
  • Community Education
  • ACEs


ProbationAt the 2018 Community Health Awards, three organizations were honored for their efforts to address the impacts of Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACEs. Scientific research has proven that ACEs are tied to numerous potential health problems later in life, ranging from depression to diabetes.  

Hill Country Community Clinic

This Shasta County healthcare provider is using the ACEs screening tool on every patient that walks through their doors. Once completed, they compassionately talk to clients about the results and incorporate the information into their treatment plan.


Shasta County Probation

Probation staff say nearly all of their clients have been touched by ACEs. Using this knowledge, clients are educated about the impact with an emphasis on working with the parents of juvenile offenders. The goal? Making sure children return to a more supportive home when exiting the juvenile justice system.


Strengthening Families Collaborative

Nearly a decade ago, a committed group of agencies and organizations mobilized to address ACEs in Shasta County. The county's ACEs success stories are a result of these pioneers.

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