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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.

August 2020

New CDC report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance

New CDC report: Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2019 Highlighting emerging issues in adolescent health behaviors Today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “ Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – United States, 2019 ,” includes an MMWR Surveillance Supplement featuring several articles written by experts from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control using 2019 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data on the following topic areas: interpersonal violence...

Upcoming 4CA Webinar on 8/27/20: The Impacts of COVID-19 on California’s Children, Families, and Communities

The California Campaign to Counter Childhood Adversity (4CA) invites your participation in an upcoming 1.5 hour interactive webinar entitled “ The Impacts of COVID-19 on California’s Children, Families, and Communities ” on August 27, 2020, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PST that will explore the economic impacts of COVID-19 and how it has affected, and continues to affect, California communities. Featuring a panel of experts, Dr. Flojaune Cofer, Public Health Advocates, All Children Thrive, California...

The Digital Divide

As the school year begins, access to technology, including suitable devices for schoolwork and a sufficient broadband internet connection, is both a requirement for effective learning and a source of division in this new mode of mass education. Educational inequities become more acute when some children lack a dedicated device or have an inadequate internet connection. This digital divide compounds inequities and may have long-term consequences on educational outcomes. Kidsdata.org now...

Association of Childhood Maltreatment With Suicide Behaviors Among Young People [jamanetwork.com]

By Ioannis Angelakis, Jennifer L. Austin, and Patricia Gooding, JAMA Network Open, August 5, 2020 Key Points Español 中文 (Chinese) Question What is the association between experiences of childhood maltreatment and suicide behaviors in children and young adults? Findings This systematic review and meta-analysis was based on 79 individual studies with 337 185 unique participants found an association between core types of childhood maltreatment and suicide behaviors in children and young adults.

New Resource: Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic One-Pager (English & Spanish!)

The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) , Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative , ACEs Connection , and the Yolo County Children’s Alliance have co-created a newly developed resource, “Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic” in both English and Spanish. This material is intended for Californian families experiencing the severe economic...

 
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