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San Bernardino County’s Collaborative Housing Program is Turning Lives Around (counties.org)

Melissa Sierra had hit “rock bottom.” She had lost her job and home, and was out of money. Life was becoming increasingly difficult for Sierra and her six children. That’s when she turned to San Bernardino County for help and was referred to a collaborative program that provides rapid re-housing assistance to CalWORKs-eligible homeless families with children. Sierra’s turnaround is the result of the Housing Support Program — a collaborative effort between the County’s Transitional Assistance...

Update on San Bernardino ACEs Task Force meetings

Thank you all who have contributed to the ACEs Task Force of San Bernardino in one way or another. Please know that we plan to continue co-meeting with the Child Abuse Prevention Council at the Children's Network, 825 East Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino . This is almost always the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11am and I encourage you to put this as a repeating meeting on your calendar if you plan to join us at least occasionally. You can also email Viviana at the Children's Network...

Trauma Screenings Advisory Group (AB 340) Hosts First Meeting

On Friday, April 20, 2018, the AB 340 Workgroup, otherwise known as the Trauma Screenings Advisory Group, met for the first time to discuss the legislative charge to update, amend, or develop, if appropriate, tools and protocols for screening children for trauma as defined, within the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit in Medi-Cal. Both Children Now and Center for Youth Wellness were appointed members of the Trauma Screenings Advisory Workgroup, and we...

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