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Preventing and addressing intimate partner violence in fatherhood programs

DATE: Monday, March 16 TIME: 10:30am PT on Join Child Trends experts for a webinar on how fatherhood programs can help prevent and address intimate partner violence. Presenters will go over findings from the Preventing and Addressing Intimate Violence when Engaging Dads study and discuss practical strategies to help fatherhood programs strengthen their efforts. To register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6539969233850893323

Promoting Positive Adolescent Health Behaviors and Outcomes: Thriving in the 21st Century

This is a new resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine! Adolescence is a critical growth period in which youth develop essential skills that prepare them for adulthood. Prevention and intervention programs are designed to meet the needs of adolescents who require additional support and promote healthy behaviors and outcomes. To ensure the success of these efforts, it is essential that they include reliably identifiable techniques, strategies, or practices...

Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

Since the Fall 2018 launch of the Youth Thrive Survey, nearly 100 organizations and agencies across the country have committed to integrating the Protective and Promotive Factors in their data collection. And now, the Center for the Study of Social Policy is thrilled to announce that the Youth Thrive Survey will be available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive...

New videos from Positive Parenting (in English and Spanish)

Not Prepped for Preschool: Closing the Learning Gap: Research from Georgetown University finds that engaging in interactive activities, such as reading books and storytelling in English and Spanish, helps Latino children enter school with better reading skills, more attentiveness, and eagerness to learn. https://positiveparentingnews. org/news-reports/not-prepped- for-preschool-closing-the- learning-gap/ Teenage Conflict: The Body Remembers!: Research from the University of Virginia finds...

Teen Mental Health: Supporting Schools and Expanding Resources on 2/24

Webinar: Noon-1:30pm, February 24, 2020 Rates of mental illness and suicide have risen markedly among teens in recent years, as has substance use. Given the importance of early screening and access to resources, leaders are working with schools and taking new approaches to get teens help when they need it most. This webinar will explore: Cross-sector strategies to prevent teen substance use and suicide The role of school-based health services in providing behavioral health care A program...

The New Child Maltreatment Report Is Now Available

The Child Maltreatment Report 2018 is the most recent collection of child maltreatment data from across the country. Since 1991, this important resource breaks down the data at the national and state levels and shows trends in data. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ cb/resource/child- maltreatment-2018 Here are the key findings from the 2018 report: The national rounded number of children who received a child protective services investigation response or alternative response increased 8.4 percent,...

Family Resource Centers (FRCs): America's Best Kept-Secret

New mini-video: The National Family Support Network was selected by Promise Venture Studio to work with a professional team to develop this new 3 min video that explains Family Resource Centers in a nutshell. The video had its debut recently as part of an online Show+Tell event for funders and investors, Supporting Parents in the Earliest Years, "showcasing the most promising innovations in early childhood development with the potential for scaled impact for children facing the greatest...

WEBINAR: New data on state early care and education quality initiatives on 2/26

Wednesday, February 26 @ 12:00 - 1:00PM Join the BUILD Initiative and Child Trends to learn about updates to the Quality Compendium ( https://qualitycompendium.org/ ), including new data, features of the website, and how researchers are using the data. The Quality Compendium ( qualitycompendium.org ) is a catalog and comparison of quality initiatives including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to promote thoughtful design, analysis and ongoing improvement in early care and...

VIDEO: Rich vs. Poor: Kids Recognize Social Class Early

Rich, poor, middle class. Parents often believe it’s their responsibility to shield their children from economic differences and social class. But new research shows children as young as five years old are not economically blind. In fact, by the time they reach pre-kindergarten, kids know the difference. https://positiveparentingnews.org/news-reports/rich-vs-poor-kids-recognize-social-class-early/

The 2020 California Children’s Report Card

The 2020 California Children’s Report Card– the whole child report on children’s health, education and well-being in our state – is available now. This year’s Report Card grades California on 31 key children’s issues – and includes new sections on Family Supports, Adolescents & Transition Age Youth and Connected Cradle-to-Career. It also shines a spotlight on the impact racism, poverty and immigration threats have on our kids. Despite recent progress, this year’s grades show the urgent...

A New Suite of Data on Safeguards for Youth from kidsdata.org

Safeguards for Youth is a compilation of the latest data on promoting California children’s health and well-being. The data describe protective factors and supportive services, both of which are critical to building a solid foundation for life and addressing the effects of childhood adversity. Protective factors highlight the importance of preventive health care, a strong start in education, and a nurturing school community. Supportive services address adverse experiences such as health...

DATA SOURCE: Kidsdata

Kidsdata is starting off the new year with optimism and determination. Our commitment to elevating children’s health and well-being across all California policies, programs, and services is unwavering. We recently updated 124 indicators across six topics that can inform advocacy efforts, needs assessments, grant proposals, and more. A summary of the latest data is available below. See the full list of recently released data here: https://www.kidsdata. org/pages/recentdata

WEBINAR SERIES: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth

Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a new webinar series, based on the recent report The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. This report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and identifies how these findings can be applied to four key sectors: health, education, justice, and child welfare. The webinar series will discuss how systems can...

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