ACEs Learning Symposium on July 28

ACEs Aware Kern County and First 5 Kern are hosting a “Learning Symposium” on Wednesday, July 28 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This virtual event will spotlight initial lessons learned from ACEs planning and pilot work in Kern County, and will feature presentations from Unite Us, Kern Connected Community Network, and other ACEs grantees. It will offer an opportunity to connect with others throughout the area engaged in trauma-informed care and collaborate to address toxic stress in our county-wide communities.

Since May, ACEs Aware Kern County (AAKC) has hosted a series of Engagement Sessions designed to map out the level of ACEs-related services available in the area, and determine which providers in the county are screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), understand the level of involvement of this work, and share best practices. AAKC is working to improve the quantity of ACE screenings in Kern County, and has developed a pilot program with Dr. Anuradha Rao with OMNI Family Health.

The half-day event will start with a virtual networking session and an opportunity to make connections with colleagues around the county prior to formal presentations beginning. Unite Us and the Kern Community Foundation help present the Learning Symposium.
The full agenda is below.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Virtual Networking session
Topic-specific breakout groups will be made available to allow virtual networking before the event starts
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Overview
First 5 Kern
9:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Kern County Pilot
*Implementing ACEs and Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) screeners
Dr. Anuradha Rao will share her in-clinic workflow and initial findings from ACEs/SDOH pilot
10:15 – 10:50 a.m.
ACEs Grantee Lessons Learned Panel
Join this panel of speakers to discuss initial learning from the ACEs planning grant work to support community health and advance ACEs.
10:55 – 11:25 a.m.
Unite Us and
Kern Connected Community Network (KCCN) technology spotlight
Learn what Unite Us and the KCCN are doing to leverage technology and support care coordination in Kern County
11:25 – 12:10 p.m.
Breakout discussions
Opportunity for attendees to break into smaller groups to reflect on the learning symposium
12:10 – 12:30 p.m.
Reflections and Closing
Recap of the day, and an invitation for further participation; outline the free ACEs Conference in September