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Addressing Child Poverty Beyond the Pandemic (yesmagazine.org)

The Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is a complex legislative prescription for the economic hardship COVID-19 has inflicted on families like Shawn’s. The plan aims to affect a massive economic recovery by putting more money into the hands of more Americans in need . The Center on Social Policy at Columbia University has estimated that the American Rescue Plan will cut the child poverty rate by as much as 56% this year, which would affect children of all races. The...

Report: Number of new homeless people in county doubled in 2020 (sandiegouniontribune.com)

The number of people who became homeless for the first time more than doubled last year, a possible result of the pandemic and a concerning trend that could worsen when eviction moratoriums and rental assistance programs end. In its Homeless Crisis Response System report from 2020, the Regional Task Force on the Homeless found the number of first-time homeless people in the county increased from 2,326 in 2019 to 4,152 in 2020, a 79 percent jump. The previous year saw a 6 percent decrease...

Researchers cast light on science behind trauma of domestic violence (centerforhealthjournalism.org)

There has been a growing awareness in recent years that traumatic events can rewire minds and bodies in all sorts of ways that corrode health and shorten life spans. While much of the journalistic coverage of these themes over the past decade has focused on early childhood, two speakers at the Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 Domestic Violence Symposium recently walked reporters through some of the science of the trauma caused by domestic violence, with the goal of spurring deeper...

Resilient Communities for Every Child (San Diego for Every Child)

So far, 2021 has proven to be a year of ups and downs. At San Diego for Every Child (SDeC), we recognize both the challenges and opportunities emerging from the last year and a half and continue our work towards a healthier, more equitable, more resilient San Diego. Your support and partnership makes this possible. Among the challenges has been a spotlight on long standing inequities, hate, and racism. San Diego for Every Child stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific...

Life Expectancy: Could where you live influence how long you live? (rwjf.org)

People living just a few blocks apart may have vastly different opportunities to live a long life in part because of their neighborhood. Unfortunately, significant gaps in life expectancy persist across many United States cities, towns, ZIP codes and neighborhoods. The latest estimates of life expectancy reveal differences down to the census tract level. Use the interactive map , to explore how life expectancy in America compares with life expectancy in your area, and resources to help...

From kidsdata.org: Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California

Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California January 8, 2019 The Kidsdata Issue Brief: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California highlights findings from our latest data release on youth in schools. Disparities among youth based on sexual orientation are startling. Across many indicators of health and well being, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth in California reported negative behaviors and consequences at about twice the rate of straight youth. Alcohol and drug...

Register Now: Learn about Data on Youth in Schools (Th. Nov 8 at 10am)

Dear Fellow Advocate, Our upcoming webinar, Data Briefing: New Data on Youth in Schools , is on Thursday, November 8 at 10 am PST. We recently released a comprehensive suite of data on more than a dozen topics, from bullying and cyberbullying to school climate, school safety and student support. These data come from the 2013-2015 California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) and California School Staff Survey (CSSS) which is the largest statewide surveys of school climate, risk behaviors, and...

San Diego Trauma-Informed Guide Team - One Pager

Attached find a 2018 version of San Diego County community profile detailing information about your community ACEs initiative. This will be shared with CA legislators at the Trauma-Informed Policymaker Awareness Day on May 22nd in Sacramento. I attach it here as a PDF ready to print and share! I also have uploaded into 'Resources for Downloading' the same PDF, and an editable Word document so that you can update or otherwise improve it. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out...

Self-Healing Communities [RWJF.org]

A comprehensive model of building community capacity in Washington helped make dramatic reductions in rates of health issues and social problems. The Issue In the early 1990’s, Washington state set up a program to tackle issues like domestic violence, school dropouts, youth substance abuse, and others that impact families and children. These are issues that typically had been addressed separately, but the team in Washington focused on addressing them collectively. Key Findings Over 10 to 15...

More pills, fewer cigarettes, for county youth (sandiegouniontribune.com)

(Image: TBEC Review: the-best-electronic-cigarette-review.com) Among San Diego high school students, prescription drug use is up, and smoking is down, according to recently released survey data from the federal Center for Disease Control's Youth Risk Behavior. About 45% of teens said they had vaped. For Michelle Gilchrist's powerpoint of the CDC's survey data, please read: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jun/17/youth-risk-behavior/

California is failing our kids [SactoBee.com]

California’s economy is the seventh-largest in the world, and home to global industries that have revolutionized our way of life. Yet when it comes to caring for our children, we are failing to provide the essential services they need to thrive and succeed. The facts are disturbing and unacceptable. California ranks 49th among the states for standard of living for kids; roughly half of children are in families in or near poverty; nearly three-fourths of our youngest kids don’t receive health...

Study: Poverty In San Diego Suburbs Increasing (kpbs.org/news)

Poverty in San Diego is not confined to the urban core of the city. New   research   from National University System Institute for Policy Research found concentrated pockets of poverty have increased in suburban neighborhoods around the county. Erik Bruvold, the president of the National University System Institute for Policy Research and the author of the policy brief shared, " Concentrated poverty exists within cities often considered more wealthy than San Diego's urban core",...

State Dropping Ball in Dealing With Childhood Trauma, New Report Says [CaliforniaHealthline.org]

San Diego is mentioned in this article as a community that's integrating ACEs. The lowest of 31 grades issued in the  2016 California Children's Report Card  released on Wednesday was for dealing with the effects of childhood trauma. In Children Now's biennial assessment of the status of California kids, researchers gave the state a "D-" for how it deals with childhood trauma. The report contends that children who experience traumatic problems such as abuse, neglect and witnessing...

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