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Early Adversity and Social Determinants of Health

Early Adversity and Social Determinants of Health

Some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others due to various factors known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The Social Determinants of Health encompass a person’s environment, their individual behaviors, political factors and more. In our latest Knowledge to Action Brief, we discuss the SDOH in depth and how closely they are intertwined with Adverse Childhood Experiences…

December Newsletter 2020

December Newsletter 2020

We’re ending the year with tips and ideas on how to reimagine the holiday season during a pandemic, a new ACEs Aware Knowledge to Action Brief on the Protective Factors, and the importance of relational health. We are also excited to feature Roadmap for Resilience, a newly released report by Dr. Nadine Burk Harris. Read the full newsletter here: December…

November Newsletter 2020

November Newsletter 2020

We are excited to feature our first ACEs Aware Knowledge to Action Brief in our November newsletter. This month, learn more about how the HOPE framework can help prevent and reduce ACEs, our involvement with Stepping Higher, Inc., a non-profit community service organization that promotes appreciation of the role of spirituality in positive mental health, and a great resources from…

HOPE In Times of Adversity

HOPE In Times of Adversity

The majority of people living in California have experienced at least one (1) adverse childhood experience (ACE). Fully 16% have experienced 4 or more ACEs. In SPI’s first ACEs Aware Knowledge to Action Brief, we focus on the challenges children face in the midst of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how lasting impacts can be prevented or reduced using the…

Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Supporting young children to develop social-emotional skills is found to have a profound effect on their health and development in early life and as adults. Social-emotional competence, which includes self regulation, executive functioning, emotional and impulse control, and social and communication skills, influences children’s cognitive and language development, academic achievement, and mental health (CSSP, n.d.). Access the Knowledge to Action…

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

Knowledge of Parenting & Child Development: A Protective Factor

When parents have a strong understanding of how their children will grow and develop over time and are able to implement positive parenting practices to help support their child’s development, they are more equipped to respond effectively to their children’s needs. Current research emphasizes that a parent’s ability to consistently meet a child’s needs at each stage of development is…

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