ACEs Aware Awards CHCCC

September 15, 2020

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast has been awarded $150,710 for Provider Engagement and Peer-to-Peer Learning as part of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) initiative. The ACEs Awareness Initiative has provided grant funding to 100 organizations throughout California to design and implement training and education activities for health care providers and other organizations that serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, Inc. (CHCCC) offers integrated medical and behavioral health services to diverse communities in northern Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. Populations served by CHCCC include indigenous, immigrant, and limited English proficiency community members.  CHCCC’s Behavioral Health department will train clinicians to address Adverse Childhood Experiences among this unique demographic. These grants will allow CHCCC to create a foundation for trauma-informed care with an emphasis on appropriate cultural and linguistic assessment and intervention, with a goal of ending cycles of violence and adversity for generations to come.

To read more please visit the ACEsconnection website

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