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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Violence Prevention released a new technical package in September 2019 for preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence is available online now from the CDC's website.

Picture4 California Essentials for Childhood Case Study: Collective Impact Through Strategic Opportunities. This case study published January 2019 describes the formation, process, and implementation of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative. Written by research scientists with the California Department of Public Health, Steve Wirtz and Marissa Abbott, this paper makes note of both major successes and challenges of the EfC Initiative, as well as lessons learned and future directions. To request a copy of this study, email
Picture5 A Framework for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. This one pager created by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) within the California Department for Social Services provides a state definition of prevention.  This instructional handout defines primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention and provides accompanying concrete examples of strategies.
Picture5 The Economics of Child Abuse. This 2019 report by Safe & Sound examples the economic cost of child abuse and neglect, and the negative impact it has on all of us.
Pg3_%20Non-Fatal%20AHT%20Narrative_cdic_9%2026%2017-1 Non-Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Fact Sheet (PDF). All forms of child maltreatment, including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) , are preventable. Read more about AHT among Children <5 Years of Age in California and what is being done in the way of prevention efforts on this factsheet created by the California Department of Public Health.


Pg4_Update%20on%20CA%20Adverse%20Childhood%20Experiences%20(ACEs)%207-28-16%20Final-1 Update on California Adverse Childhood Experiences (PDF).  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are very common in California; over 60% of Californians report experiencing at least one ACE before age 18. Learn more about ACES in the California Update: 2011-2013 Data Fact Sheet created by the California Department of Public Health.
Pg4_A-hidden-crisis-1 A Hidden Crisis - Center for Youth Wellness Data Report. The Center for Youth Wellness' 2014 report represents the first of its kind in California— illustrating the long-term and far-reaching consequences of ACEs on California adults. 


Pg4_Preventing%20Child%20Abuse%20and%20Neglect%20Technical%20Package-1 ​The CDC's 2016 Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Package for policy, norm, and programmatic activities highlights strategies and approaches presenting different levels of the social ecology, with efforts intended to impact the community and societal levels, individual, as well as relationship levels.


pg4_Veto%20Violence ​Violence, including child abuse & neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence can be stopped before it starts. Learn how with VetoViolence, CDC's online violence prevention resource.

Connecting the Dots, a violence prevention website created by the CDC offers resources about using shared risk and protective factors to prevent multiple forms of violence and a number of other tools to support those working to prevent violence in thinking strategically about coordinating responses.

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.

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