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Join us as we explore the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), strategies for assessing and addressing ACEs, and how a Network of Care can strengthen community-based strategies to reduce and disrupt the effects of childhood trauma.

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    • Find Connect: FINDConnect is an online data management platform that empowers patients, care teams and community organizations to collaboratively address social determinants of health.


    Dr. Dayna Long

    Presenter Bio

    Dr. Dayna Long has been a primary care pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland for over 20 years. For the past 5 years, she has also served as the Director of  Center for Child and Community Health at University of California, San Francisco  Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

    She dedicates her career to eliminating childhood health inequities that lead to poor health, financial and educational outcomes for families and young children on both individual and population levels.

    She is a co-Principal Investigator of the Pediatrics Adverse Childhood and Resilience Study (PEARLS). The PEARLS tool screens and measures children for experiences in their daily environment that can cause stress. She also directs the Family Information and Navigation Desk (FIND), along with the FINDconnect technology platform, which address the social and environmental factors affecting children’s health outcomes. As a steering committee member of First 5 Alameda County/Help Me Grow, Dr. Long advocates for children.

    In 2014 she received the prestigious National Service Award from the Corporation for National Service for the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps. She is the 2016 Girls Inc., Alameda STRONG awardee and received the 2018 Genius Leadership Award from Kapor Capital and Genius Plaza.

    Dr. Long received her B.S. from Stanford University in Biology and a B.A. in African and African-American History. She attended medical school at George Washington University and completed her residency and an infectious disease fellowship at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and was subsequently a Harvard Macy Institute Faculty Scholar.

    Dr. Joan Jeung

    Presenter Bio

    Dr. Joan Jeung is a pediatrician with special training in developmental and behavioral pediatric medicine as well as psychopharmacology (how drugs affect mood, behavior and other factors related to the mind). She cares for children with behavioral or developmental concerns, and has strong interests in immigrant health, health equity and trauma-informed care (an approach to treatment that considers possible effects of traumatic events on individuals).

    Jeung’s research interests focus on ways to address the unmet behavioral, developmental and mental health needs of children and teens, especially within primary care settings. She is also interested in how health care systems can better support early childhood development to prevent future problems, especially in patients exposed to childhood trauma or other significant adversity.

    Jeung has a master’s degree in health and medical sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her medical degree and completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF. She completed a research fellowship in minority health policy at Harvard Medical School. She also earned a master of public health degree in health management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

    Jeung is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), serving as an executive committee member for its section on minority health, equity and inclusion; as a member of its council on immigrant child and family health; and on the AAP California Chapter 1 mental health access committee. She is a proud Oakland resident who enjoys spending time in nature with her family.

    Alejandra Plata

    Presenter Bio

    Alejandra Plata is a Health Educator who works with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (BCHO), FINDconnect program to help families get connected to resources. Alejandra believes that parting up with providers to address the social determinants of health will give families a better quality of life.

    Alejandra has over five years of experience providing quality health for the community. Alejandra worked as a Health Coach for Alameda County helping families gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and confidence to become active participants in their care so that they can reach their health goals.  

    Alejandra attended Laney Community College and graduated with her Associate degree in psychology.

    Nitasha Sharma

    Presenter Bio

    Nitasha graduated from UC Berkeley in 2017 with a B.A. in Integrative Biology and a minor in South Asian Studies. She started with the FIND Program as a volunteer in the Spring of 2014 and continued volunteering in Primary Care throughout her undergraduate career. She has volunteered at FIND as well as the specialty asthma clinic. Nitasha is currently one of the FINDConnect supervising navigators at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Primary Care Clinic. In addition to her care coordination work for FIND, she is involved in many trauma-informed care and resilience projects for the clinic.