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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

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Economic Empowerment Grant Opportunity

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $750,000 per year of federal and state funding for the Economic Empowerment Program for up to ten grantees for fiscal years (FY) 2021-23. Applicants must currently be an agency qualified to receive the Community Services Block Grants serving families with children living in poverty or a subcontractor of such an agency. The Economic Empowerment grant will provide funding for support and training in the “Your...

Connecting Families to Community Resources: Lessons Learned

“It needs to be familiar” “And immediate” “Has to feel comfortable to access” “Yes, personal to the family” “They have to be able to connect easily” “Right. It has to be useful” When the Ready4K content team sat down to create a trauma-informed curriculum , they knew they had to address all 5 Protective Factors . After careful consideration and analysis the team knew they could address the first 4 factors in specific and actionable ways through our Fact, Tip, Growth messaging. But the fifth,...

Protecting Our Children: COVID-19's Impact on Early Childhood and ACEs [developingchild.harvard.edu]

From Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, November 2020 In this presentation, Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff joins a panel of experts to discuss how early childhood experiences can affect lifelong health, including not only the young brain, but other developing physiological systems. [ Please click here to view the webinar .]

The Impact of Coronavirus on Households Across America [rwjf.org]

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, November 2020 While billions of dollars have been appropriated by federal and state governments since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, a series of polls by NPR, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation find that a substantial share of households have not been protected from serious impacts of the pandemic across many areas of residents' lives. “The Impact of Coronavirus” poll series offers a national look...

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