Join the #ChildrenCanThrive Campaign so all children grow up happy and healthy.

The #ChildrenCanThrive  campaign seeks to transform our response to the public health crisis of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their long term effects.

Join the #ChildrenCanThrive Campaign so all children grow up happy and healthy.


September 15, 2016   |   Alison Channon
“It made me more critically aware. It affects not only you but your community,” Sheanna told me sitting outside a Peet’s Coffee shop in San Francisco, finally taking a breather after her very first day of college. Sheanna is referencing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), experiences like abuse, neglect and household dysfunction that can impact children’s health and development, as well as community stressors like discrimination and community violence.

July 20, 2016   |   Alison Channon
Perry Chen, LCSW is a therapist on CYW’s multi-disciplinary clinical team of therapists, nurses, care coordinators and other staff. He works directly with children and families dealing with the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). We interviewed Perry to learn more about his work and the CYW Clinical Program. Below is the Q & A.

June 28, 2016   |   Sukhdip K. Purewal
Over the past two years, the Center for Youth Wellness and H2O productions, (based at Leadership High School in San Francisco) have worked in partnership to implement a research study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that utilizes principles of community based participatory research (CBPR).

April 07, 2016   |   Mark Cloutier
Every year, on World Health Day, the World Health Organization rallies the global community around a serious public health threat. This year, on April 7, the World Health Organization is uniting behind the call to “Beat Diabetes.” And with good reason. Nearly 350 million people around the world have diabetes, and in the United States, more than 29 million people have diabetes. The consequences of diabetes can be severe. Diabetes can lead to kidney failure, amputation and blindness, and increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and death.

March 02, 2016   |   Rob Waters
Twenty-five years ago, I wrote a story for Parenting magazine about the enormous problem lead poisoning posed to America’s children. I reported the story from Baltimore, where thousands of low-income African-American families lived in old, substandard housing riddled with lead paint and dust. As a result, many of their children had unhealthy levels of lead circulating in their bloodstreams and invading their brains.
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