HRSA Screening and Interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences in Primary Care Settings Demonstration Project
This HRSA opportunity is limited to one application per institution.
Please refer this link on the UIowa Limited Submissions process https://uiowa.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1759769
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Screening and Interventions for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Primary Care Settings Demonstration Project. The purpose of this program is to study how best to implement, in primary care settings, screening protocols and evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced ACEs. The goal of this program is to yield a model for integrating ACEs screening and strength-based, trauma-informed services into primary care settings. This 3-year demonstration project aims to: • Study how primary care settings can best screen and provide care to children impacted by ACEs, including strengths, limitations, and implementation challenges. • Produce a scalable model that can help pediatric providers effectively integrate screening with strength-based, trauma-informed care and services in primary care settings.
ACEs are defined as potentially traumatic events experienced by infants, children, and adolescents, ages 0–17 years. ACEs include disruptions in the parent-child relationship such as divorce, death of a parent, separation from a parent, parental mental illness, family substance abuse, witnessing interpersonal violence, and experiencing child abuse and neglect. In addition to these ACEs, research has found that children may experience additional ACEs resulting from racism and prejudice.
Children and adolescents who have experienced ACEs may have difficulty with attention, executive functioning, impulsive behavior, and decision-making. Mental and behavioral health diagnoses such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), internalizing conditions (e.g., anxiety, depression, somatization), and externalizing behaviors (e.g., acting out, hostility, aggression) are more common in children and adolescents who have experienced ACEs .