Network of Care

The Pediatric Resiliency Collaborative (PeRC) and Resilient Santa Barbara County, with the state ACEs Aware initiative, have partnered to form the Santa Barbara County Network of Care.

ACEs Aware defines a Network of Care as “a group of interdisciplinary health, education, and human service professionals, community members, and organizations that support adults, children, and families by providing access to evidence-based “buffering” resources and supports that help to prevent, treat, and heal the harmful consequences of toxic stress.”


Families and children are healthy, resilient, and thriving in their communities.


To establish support systems that nurture and protect children and families, with paths to resilience and a network of care to prevent, identify, and address Adverse Childhood Experiences.


  • Form a leadership and accountability structure through an engaged, inclusive, trust-based Network of Care Leadership Committee.
  • Share ACEs Aware resources and organize culturally competent trauma-informed training opportunities across community partners.
  • Expand PeRC by supporting more pediatric providers in screening for ACEs in Santa Barbara County and integrating trauma-informed community partners of Resilient Santa Barbara County.
  • Implement a referral platform for service providers, clinics, and patients/families to coordinate care and share data.
  • Educate the broader community to increase awareness about ACEs and collect feedback for learning.
  • Maintain equitable practices to address ACEs and provide buffering resources.

The Santa Barbara County Network of Care connects clinics, community organizations, and patients and their families to screening for ACEs and supports to buffer the impacts of toxic stress. Patients and families who have ACEs are connected to a family advocate and, as needed, therapy and other buffering services from community organizations.

Network of Care Leadership Committee

The Network of Care Leadership Committee is comprised of parents and the following community organizations:

  • Carpinteria Children’s Project
  • CenCal Health
  • Child Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM)
  • Children and Family Resource Services
  • Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
  • Cottage Health
  • Family Service Agency
  • First 5 Santa Barbara County
  • Guadalupe Union School District
  • KIDS Network Santa Barbara County, Resilient Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Maternal Child & Adolescent Health
  • Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness
  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Care Centers
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic
  • Welcome Every Baby Family Connects
  • Youthwell

Buffering Services Partners

Buffering Services integrate additional community-based support within the Network of Care to address ACEs and toxic stress, focusing on the specific needs of each community.

Representation of Pediatric Clinic Support, Perinatal Interventions, Education and Awareness, Community Coordination, Fundraising and Policy all having equal parts in the collaborative model

Buffering Services partners integrate additional community-based services within the Network of Care to address ACEs and toxic stress, focusing on the specific needs of each community. Buffering services focus on:

  • Preventing ACEs through educating parents and providing supports to families
  • Early recognition of ACEs and providing supports to prevent toxic stress
  • Early, evidence-based interventions to mitigate the toxic stress response

Buffering Services partners are incorporated into the current PeRC clinic model, offering coordination with the clinic’s resource navigator and therapist. Current partners include:

  • AHA!
  • Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA)
  • Carpinteria Children’s Project
  • Children and Family Resource Services
  • Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
  • Family Service Agency
  • Girls Inc. of Carpinteria
  • Harding School Foundation
  • Isla Vista Youth Projects
  • Lompoc Unified School District
  • Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization
  • People’s Self-Help Housing
  • Santa Barbara Alternatives to Violence
  • Santa Barbara Education Foundation
  • Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
  • Santa Maria Swim Club
  • Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wilderness Youth Project

Learn more about how ACEs Aware defines evidence-based stress busters, as described in the Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health.

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