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YMCA ACEs Digital Manual

YMCA ACEs Digital Manual

The YMCA of San Diego is committed to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the effects they have on families. In order to combat ACEs, the YMCA partnered with our team at the Social Policy Institute (SPI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 3 to develop and produce the following manuals in English and Spanish. These guides focus on activities for parents…

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Hand in Hand: A Community Framework for Early Childhood Collaboration

Hand in Hand: A Community Framework for Early Childhood Collaboration

Zero to Three has released a framework that is designed to facilitate community collaboration through three categories: relationships, actions, and foundation. This resource will guide families through early childhood systems so that it is even easier to get connected efficiently to fulfill their needs. This framework was created to help organizations and individuals who provide structure to the lives of…

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The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being delivers the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual state rankings and latest available data on child well-being. The Data Book highlights child well-being before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as families endured even more public health and economic challenges during the pandemic. These challenges ranged from food and housing insecurity to health…

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ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap

ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap

The finalized ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap: A Guide for Strengthening Community Relationships was released. The Roadmap shares practical steps that health care providers, community-based organizations, and social service agencies can utilize within their own communities to build and grow cross-sector Networks of Care. These connections built among health care teams, individuals, and families prevent and address the ACEs…

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June ACEs Newsletter 2021

June ACEs Newsletter 2021

SPI’s June ACEs newsletter highlights the new campaign The Story of Your Number, shares the newest resources from ACEs Aware such as the ACE Screening Implementation How-To Guide, and links to the ACEs handouts that were translated into multiple languages by our partners at the AAP-CA3. The newsletter also features the YMCA’s new e-book titled “Buffering the Effects of Childhood Experiences…

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