READ our new report: "Children Can Thrive: A Vision for California’s Response to Adverse Childhood Experiences"
READ our data report: "A Hidden Crisis: Findings on Adverse Childhood Experiences in California"
DOWNLOAD our white paper on ACEs and Toxic Stress called "An Unhealthy Dose of Stress"
Our Policy Agenda is three-fold:
Policy advocacy is a key part of the Center for Youth Wellness’ work to support prevention and healing for children, families and communities.
We advocate for local, state and national policy and systems change targeted at preventing, screening and healing the impact of toxic stress in children and adolescents exposed to ACEs. We create awareness about the serious and pervasive impact of ACEs in children and the need to shift resources toward effective intervention and treatment programs.
Our policy work is directly informed by our clinical and research efforts. In collaboration with partners in San Francisco and across the state and nation, we give voice to the experiences of children exposed to early adversity and are working to change the policies and systems that stand as barriers to health, stability and opportunity for children and families.
Futures Without Violence
We partner with Futures Without Violence to raise national awareness of the impact of violence on children.
Too Small To Fail
We serve as an expert advisor to this campaign, led by Next Generation and The Clinton Foundation, on the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and its impact on children’s health and development.
Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force
We offered the Task Force on-the-ground insight into the importance of addressing toxic stress and ACEs in children and adolescents.
Medical Home for Children Exposed to Violence Project
Our CEO Dr. Burke Harris serves on the Project Advisory Committee of this American Academy of Pediatrics committee to provide pediatricians and medical home teams with resources to identify, refer and treat children and youth impacted by violence.