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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...

Help us Count All Kids in the 2020 Census!

With the pandemic and a shortened timeline for collection that is quickly coming to an end, response rates are exceptionally low, with only about 65% of households counted. ZERO TO THREE has 3 ways that you can make a difference. This is urgent work for babies and toddlers in your community. Thank you for taking these simple steps to make sure that we Count All Kids in 2020. Talk to families about the Census. Copy and paste the message below in an email or share it with families over the...

RESOURCE FOR TRIBES: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in Indian Country

The National Indian Health Board, in collaboration with CDC, has launched a new resource hub! Many Tribal individuals, families, and communities have been impacted by childhood experiences causing physical and mental health adversities throughout the lifespan. However, with understanding and effort, individuals and communities can confront Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) for positive health outcomes. This information hub, launched by the National Indian Health Board includes a "resource...

CENSUS UPDATE: Only 5 more weeks!

The Census Bureau has recently updated their Census operations timeline, which now shortens the timeframe to return your completed 2020 Census form by one month. The new deadline is September 30. We only have five more weeks to ensure every person in the country is counted. As of August 19, the response rate in the state of California is 65.9% - up 2% from three weeks ago. We are making progress! Let's get our count even higher before September 30! Some of our hardest to count communities...

WEBINARS on babies, Supporting Families with Young Children, ACEs, and policy

The State of California’s Babies on 8/25 10am on August 25 Join ZERO TO THREE, Early Childhood Orange County, and the First 5 Center for Children’s Policy on August 25 at 10 am PT for a discussion on the state of babies in California. Register to learn from national and California state and local leaders about how you can use state data to make the case for babies and inform policy and systems change efforts. Supporting Families with Young Children on 8/26 11am-12 on August 26 Reaching...

WEBINAR: Strengthening Families Webinar: Technical Assistance Clinic on 8/13

12-1pm on Thursday, August 13 In August, the Center for the study of Social Policy will use their regular monthly webinar time for a Strengthening Families Implementation Technical Assistance Clinic. Bring your questions about Strengthening Families. All questions are welcome, from the mundane to the philosophical—things you’ve been wondering about for a while and things that just came up. We will answer as many as we can! Whether you have questions or not, please come ready to share your...

2020 US CENSUS UPDATE: We have 3 months left…Let’s make sure everyone is counted!

According to the Children’s Movement, 63.9% of Californians have completed the 2020 Census as of July 27. Please complete the 2020 Census yourself and please encourage your clients to do so as well. Some additional information: The California Complete Count – Census 2020 Office estimates that for every person not counted, California could lose $1,000 a year for ten years. That would mean a total of $10,000 lost per person in funds over the next decade. During a time of unprecedented crisis...

WEBINAR: Applying Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work (the Strengthening Families Framework) on 7/9

TIME: 12-1pm DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2020 REGISTER: https://cssp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CSK4vy7JS5Ca5jCe99HcXw Current events have heightened issues of systemic racism and racial disparities to the forefront of our national conversation. This long-overdue reckoning with America’s racist past and present has challenged us to consider how we must advance anti-racist policies and practices – whether we are new to this work or have been in the struggle for years. Please join us for a...

OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT on NEW Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Yolo County Stakeholders: The draft Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa . This draft MHSA document will remain posted for Public Review and Comment until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Please submit your written comments using the MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Form found at: www.yolocounty.org/mhsa (Submission instructions are included in...

WEBINARS on Prop 47 and Racial Disparities in CA; Completing Adv. Care Directives

• Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California on 7/1 11-12 on Wednesday, July 1 While the COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to law enforcement and correctional policies, widespread protests over the police-involved deaths of African Americans have intensified concern about racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system. In recent years, California has implemented significant reforms that, while not motivated by racial disparities, are narrowing them. Public Policy...

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