Public and Behavioral Health

Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Aware Policies

Technical Assistance


The client’s project uses mixed-methods and mapping methodology to refine a multi-faceted strategy supporting the implementation of the state of California’s 2020 policy promoting universal ACE screening in community clinics, and a stepped-wedge trial to test the impact of the strategy on implementation and child-level outcomes.

Evaluation Approach

The Evaluation Center is supporting this pilot study through thematic analysis of interviews in the original Spanish language and providing summary findings.



February – August 2023


Providers at Federally Qualified Health Centers and Children Experiencing ACEs



The National Institute of Mental Health