Resources & Information
Dear Stress, I’m over you.
Dear Stress is a resource, created in collaboration with U.S. School Counselor of the Year Alma Lopez, to help young people manage stress with three easy strategies – available in English and Spanish. This toolkit includes two sizes for sharing as a handout or small poster and includes a slide deck that can be used as a companion classroom activity.
Explore the tools you need to successfully communicate health topics related to the California Surgeon General’s priorities with your audiences.
Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids
The California Surgeon General’s Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids (PDF) provides tools for caregivers to recognize and manage kids’ stress.
Under Dr. Diana Ramos’ leadership, the Office of the California Surgeon General has established three key priorities: Reproductive Health, Mental Health, and ACEs and Toxic Stress. Learn more about the priorities, the office, and how to connect by downloading the handout.
Cost of ACEs in California
New research shows impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress costs $112.5 billion per year to California. “Adverse Childhood Experiences and toxic stress will cost California over a trillion dollars in the next 10 years,” said California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. “This research demonstrates that our imperative is not only ethical and moral, we have a strong economic imperative as well.”
Roadmap for Resilience: California Surgeon General’s Report
Serves as a blueprint for how communities, states, and nations can recognize and effectively address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress as a root cause to some of the most harmful, persistent, and expensive societal and health challenges facing our world today.
Learn About ACEs + Toxic Stress at Number Story
Number Story is the first national awareness campaign about ACEs and toxic stress. It aims to take the science of ACEs and toxic stress out of the journals and into mainstream society and empower individuals through knowledge.
California HOPE / CalHOPE
- If you are feeling stressed, worried, or frustrated about COVID-19, calling the CalHOPE Warm Line connects you to people who offer emotional support and coping mechanisms. Call (833) 317-HOPE (4673) to talk with a peer counselor. Find more information at CALHOPE.
- NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide: National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)’s COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide includes information on mental and physical health implications, pursuing treatment, and how to find support.
Find ACEs Aware Clinicians in California
The ACEs Aware Provider Directory offers patients a way to find and connect with trained ACEs Aware providers throughout California.
California ALL / COVID-19
Find information on COVID-19 updates and impacts, as well as resources for health care providers, patients, and families.
- Stay up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 updates in California at Covid19.CA.GOV
- Find resources for emotional support and well-being.