Together we can build resilience in children, families, and communities.

Our work

The California Stress, Trauma & Resilience (CAL STAR) Network works to enhance resilience, promote community health and well-being, and prevent and mitigate toxic stress and health inequities in California related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Our Approach

Advance Science

We conduct collaborative, transdisciplinary research at the intersection of cutting-edge stress science and precision medicine to expand the evidence base related to ACEs screening, response, and prevention.

Engage the Public

We seek to increase awareness around, and to educate the public and professionals, on timely topics related to stress, health, and resilience

Train Future Leaders

We support and train diverse students and early-career investigators to develop their expertise and skills in science-driven innovation and public health leadership and research.

Our Commitment to Equity

The CAL STAR Network is on an equity journey. We know that omitting a racial analysis from any work would enable racist organizations, systems, laws, and policies to persist, and we are committed to being actively anti-racist.

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