Central California Alliance for Health | Living Healthy | September 2020

7 HEALTHY Additions to formulary Eye, ear, nose, throat inflammation ❱ Flonase Sensimist for children <18 years old Diabetes ❱ Gvoke prefilled syringe ❱ Gvoke Hypopen Seizures ❱ Valtoco ❱ Nayzilam Alliance drug formulary changes EFFECTIVE MAY 7, 2020 Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) Adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, are potentially traumatic events that happen from 0 to 17 years of age. These events impact a child’s development and coping skills, often making a child feel unsafe and unstable, and can affect relationships. ACEs are linked to the development of chronic health problems, mental illness and substance misuse and can impact education and job opportunities into adulthood. Examples of traumatic events are: ● Experiencing violence, abuse, neglect, mental illness or parental abandonment ● Bullying by children/adults ● Homelessness ● Natural disasters and war ● Any form of discrimination Children may show signs of behavioral and mental health challenges, irritability, depression, acting out, and difficulty sleeping or concentrating. However, parents and communities can do a lot to make children feel safe, heard and nurtured. To prevent ACEs: ● Teach children to handle stress, resolve conflicts and manage emotions and behaviors. Help children share, talk about and process what they are going through. ● Connect children to other caring adults like teachers, coaches, family and mentors. ● Look at children. Let them know you see them, you value them and that they matter. ● Just be present with them. ● Practice looking for joy and the good. ● Keep learning about ACEs and their impacts. For many more tips, visit acesconnection.com . The Alliance can also help. We offer support options for those who experienced traumatic events in childhood. Call Beacon Health Options, our behavioral health provider, at 855-765-9700 , or visit our website at www.ccah-alliance.org/ behavioral-health.html .