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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.

Ringing in a HOPEful New Year []


Chloe Yang, 1/6/21,

Happy New Year from the HOPE National Resource Center! In the new year, you can expect to see even more workshops, partnerships, and resources from the HOPE team. We look forward to another year of engaging with you, learning from our conversations and collaborations, and bringing HOPE to families and children across the nation. In this post, we’ll share some upcoming events and developments to watch out for in the near future.

2021 National Home Visiting Summit Plenary Session

Our own Dr. Robert Sege, Director of the HOPE National Resource Center, will be delivering a plenary session for the virtual National Home Visiting Summit in February (hosted by Start Early, formerly known as The Ounce). As stated in the plenary description, “we have a tremendous opportunity – and responsibility – to fundamentally transform our work by adopting practices that recognize, value and actively bolster positive experiences those positive childhood experiences that drive health and well-being.” Dr. Sege will speak on the need for a paradigm shift towards HOPE, to power “positive transformation for ourselves and the families and communities we serve. This plenary session will both honor the work we have already done and ignite a passion to change our mindset to reflect new insights into childhood experiences. This session is ideal for home visitors, other direct service providers, advocates, program administrators and organizational leaders.”


Featured photo courtesy of Dr. Robert Sege: “These teens were playing masked and COVID-adapted football on the local high school field. The picture illustrates a safe and equitable environment to play, and their engagement with the community in adapting to the pandemic.”

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