ACEs Aware Webinar #3: Determine Who and How You Will Screen


In this webinar, participants will learn to understand and advance the key decisions that need to be made in selecting their clinic’s approach to ACE screening and the clinical response. This webinar will focus on helping participants determine who they will screen and how, prepare their clinical response for treating toxic stress, and map out how they will integrate ACE screening into their workflow.

Virtual Training Live

March 23, 2023

12:00-1:00 PM Pacific (1 hour)

Learning objectives

  • Describe the key features of screening administration, including who and when to screen, which screening tool to use, and how and where to screen
  • Explore key considerations to conduct the clinical assessment and response related to ACEs and toxic stress including patient education, interventions, and access to additional support services
  • Identify how the process of screening for ACEs can be incorporated into your clinic’s in-person workflow from start to finish


  • Chris Bradley, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in dyadic clinical work with families who have experienced trauma, and the implementation and training of trauma-informed care and ACE screening and response in primary care settings. Dr. Bradley currently serves as the Lead Coach for the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN). She has worked with Dr. Alicia Lieberman, the Director of the Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP) at San Francisco General Hospital/UCSF, and with Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first Surgeon General, at the Center for Youth Wellness. Dr. Bradley was a practice coach for the California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC), where she helped develop an evidence-based framework for ACE screening and response called Trauma Informed Inquiry for Adversity, Distress, and Strengths, or TRIADS. This relational framework helps primary healthcare team members talk with patients about adversity, distress, and strengths in the context of a trusting healing relationship instead of focusing solely on adversity.
  • Leena Singh, DrPH, MPH is a public health leader with expertise in program design and strategy, clinical technical assistance, research, evaluation, and training in the areas of adolescent sexual health and childhood adversity. She currently serves as Director of the Clinics and Community Department in the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN). Dr. Singh was previously a Coach & Consultant for the California ACEs Learning and Quality Improvement Collaborative (CALQIC), a statewide learning collaborative led by the UCSF Center to Advance Trauma-Informed Healthcare and the Center for Care Innovations. She received her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Columbia University and holds a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the University of California, Berkeley.