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PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT: Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap Released for Public Comment

On December 14, 2020, the ACEs Aware initiative released a draft Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap for public comment. The roadmap aims to provide practical steps that health care providers and health and human services organizations can take within their own communities to grow cross-sector networks of care that support children, adults, and families in effectively mitigating the impact of ACEs and toxic stress on health. The deadline for public comment on the roadmap is January 15,...

POLICY BRIEF: Boosting Executive Function May Help Close Income-Based Achievement Gap

In a new policy brief from the UC Davis Center for Policy & Inequality Research, LillyBelle Deer, Paul Hastings, and Camelia Hostinar of UC Davis investigate the role of executive function in explaining the association between early-life family income and long-term academic achievement. Key Facts: Income-based disparities in academic achievement emerge early in life and persist into later childhood and adolescence. Executive function, an important collection of attention-regulation...

POLICY RESOURCE: What We Owe Young Children: An Anti-Racist Policy Platform for Early Childhood

This new resource from the Center for the Study of Social Policy, urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life. The platform outlines 10 policies that, together, would transform the way we support children and families. The policies are designed to dismantle systemic racism by redressing historic injustices and meeting the needs of children and families of color, and all families, in their diversity and...

Foster Youth and Homeless Services Collaborative Meetings; Racial disparities infographic; Policy brief on poverty

• Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services Collaborative Meetings The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education Services program at Yolo County Office of Ed hosts a monthly collaborative for networking, professional development, training opportunities, program updates, current work serving youth , and a place to share community strengths and needs. This is great opportunity to meet others doing similar work in various settings as well...

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: Building for the Future: Strong Policies for Babies and Families After COVID-19

In the face of this uncertainty, ZERO TO THREE’s latest policy report, Building for the Future: Strong Policies for Babies and Families After COVID-19 , weaves together the landscape for babies and families as revealed in the State of Babies Yearbook , as well as research on how they have been faring during the pandemic and economic upheaval, while highlighting the policy gaps that left families of color and with low income particularly vulnerable.

WEBINARS on family engagement, child abuse and neglect, and strengthening families

Keeping Kids Safe: Standout Statewide and National Initiatives on 11/2 11am-12:30 on Monday, November 2 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide, there has been a sharp decline in reports of child abuse and neglect. Research shows that child abuse typically occurs within the family or at the hands of a child’s caregiver. This webinar will highlight two statewide and three national initiatives that were created to empower the community at large to prevent, recognize, and report child abuse.

CONFERENCE: Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS)

You are invited to register for the Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) 2020 , convened by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This year’s conference will be held virtually on October 13-15 and October 19-22. There is no cost to attend the conference, although all participants and speakers should register online. Virtual RECS 2020 will provide an...

POLICY BRIEF: DACA Enables Mobility, but its Uncertain Future Undermines Benefits for Recipients

In a new policy brief from the UC Davis Center for Poverty & Inequality Research, Erin R. Hamilton, Caitlin Patler, and Robin Savinar write that DACA recipients, without access to permanent legal status, experience ‘liminal legality’ characterized by chronic uncertainty and limited socioeconomic integration. Key Facts: 900,000 undocumented immigrants applied for DACA status between June 2012 and September 2018. DACA has enabled substantial economic and educational mobility for many, but...

RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES: Help with paying for child care: Emergency funding available!

The Yolo County Child Care Planning Council (LPC) in collaboration with Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE) has received ONE TIME childcare emergency funding to assist families and childcare providers in Yolo County. The LPC is aware of the acute and absolute childcare needs that have emerged in Yolo County during the COVID-19 pandemic. This emergency funding will provide stabilization for families and providers. Please share the attached graphics with families and providers. The links to...

RESOURCES for Providers: COVID-19 and the social safety net; Youth Thrive Survey

Policy Brief: COVID-19 Recession Highlights Need for Expansion of Social Safety Net A new policy brief from the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research suggests that broad changes to our work-based social safety net could enable it to function more effectively in economic downturns. Key Facts: The recession brought about by COVID-19 has hit low-income families especially hard. Federal relief efforts have eased hardship, but there remains tremendous unmet need, and food insecurity is spiking.

RESOURCE FOR PROVIDERS: All Children Thrive, California (ACT-CA)

All Children Thrive, California (ACT-CA) project has two upcoming opportunities to improve child wellbeing that may be of interest to you. Engagement opportunities follow: ACT-CA has opened its Request for Applications (RFA) to public comment. Consider sharing your feedback on the RFA’s city eligibility criteria and funding requirements with Belinda C. Bresnahan, Public Health Advocates, Program Manager, at BC@PHAdvocates.org by September 22, 2020. Please consider attending the Virtual...

Together for Families Conference (October 14-16)

Cost: $375 – $450 The virtual 2020 Together for Families Conference , co-hosted by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, the National Family Support Network, Be Strong Families, and Families Canada, connects stakeholders from across the U.S. and Canada in the family support and strengthening field to focus on best and promising practice for supporting families. Designed for practitioners at the program, systems, and funder levels, the conference will provide valuable opportunities for...

Role of policy in addressing ACEs

Adversity in Early Childhood: The Role of Policy in Creating and Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences “provides new data on the prevalence of adverse events among children from birth through age 3. It reveals that 1 in 4 young children have already experienced adversity before age 4, with significant racial and geographic disparities. It concludes with policy recommendations for preventing, identifying, and mitigating the harmful effects of adversity, with an eye toward achieving racial...

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