Becoming ACEs Aware in California

Screen for ACEs and Refer Patients to Community Health Workers Community resources can help reduce adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress

The adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Aware Initiative awarded a grant to the Fresno County Trauma Informed Network of Care cohort. The grant will be used to:

  • Implement a seamless screening, referral and response process to support families who are at risk of experiencing negative mental and physical health outcomes that stem from traumatic life events.
  • Support forming a strong network of care where patients are able to access one of the key services beyond the doctor’s office.
  • Have community health workers be the link between the patient, the doctor’s office, and community-based resources to ensure closed-loop referrals.

Download our Fresno County Trauma Informed Network of Care Brochure Today

Complete the ACES Aware Certified Training to Receive Medi-Cal Payment

Providers who attest to completing the ACEs Aware certified training can receive Medi‐Cal payment for conducting ACEs screenings. Follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the ACEs Aware website at The training lasts two hours. It covers trauma‐informed care, how to use the Pediatric ACEs Screening and Related Life‐events Screener (PEARLS) tool and the ACEs questionnaire.
  2. Click here to www.medi‐ completethe attestation form

You may receive 2.0 Continuing Medical Education (CME) and 2.0 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credits upon completion.

Visit the Fresno County Trauma Informed Network of Care Webpage

Network of Care Presentation

Be part of the Network of Care for ACEs

If you are interested in screening for ACEs and referring patients to community health workers to help clients become connected to community resources:

No-cost training that helps you become trauma informed

In the podcast, Delusional Optimism with Dr. B, Dr. Kristin Beasley explains how trauma from the past influence long-term physical and mental health and give us the tools we need to overcome adversity and change our life’s path. Listen today:

Contact Us

Sue Kincaid
FCHIP Program Director

Ashlee Hernandez
Network of Care Project Manager

Belinda Diaz
Network of Care Project Administrator

Kristian House
FCHIP Communication Coordinator