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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.

CDSS/OCAP Child Abuse Prevention Month Webinar Series: 4/14 "Power of Connection" at 11 AM


The California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP) are hosting a webinar speaker series for Child Abuse Prevention month. Please see the attached for information on the webinars in the series, presenters, and the links to registration.

Tomorrow, there will be a special presentation from Kevin Campbell on the topic of the “Power of Connection” at 11 AM. Kevin Campbell is an American Child Protection and Children’s Mental Health Innovator and the founder of Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness.  He developed Family Finding, a set of strategies now utilized throughout North America, Australia and Western Europe to engage networks of family members and other important adults to promote the safety, healthy development and healing of children and youth involved with government systems. Kevin has been an administrator, director, and vice president of private social service agencies for over 30 years.

Kevin is the Senior Child Welfare Consultant for CVS Aetna America’s largest health care partner where he is assisting Aetna to implement a new approach to health and mental health care for all children involved in the Child Protection system in response the special health care population they represent and the opportunity to promote their health development and lifelong health.

Kevin’s work has twice been featured on CBS 60 MINUTES with Leslie Stahl, as well as in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine and dozens of other national and international publications. He continues to speak on the issues of youth and families throughout the world and has published a number of articles on the need for radical reform of America’s Child Protection, Children’s Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Systems.

To register, please utilize this link.


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