Policy

Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on 10/21 in Sac

Placer County Office of Education (COE) and Sacramento COE are hosting a Foster & Homeless Legislative Training on October 21, 2019 in Sacramento. Spaces are still available and the registration link is included in the attached flyer. Focus of Training: Learn about state and federal laws intended to improve educational opportunities, school stability, and academic/social outcomes for foster and homeless youth, from legal experts at the National Center for Youth Law. Target Audience: •...

New Research Analyzes State-Level Impact of USDA Proposal to End SNAP Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility [stateofobesity.org]

By The State of Obesity, September 8, 2019 A proposed rule from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would eliminate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)’s broad-based categorical eligibility (BBCE) would cause SNAP households in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to lose program eligibility, according to an impact assessment conducted by Mathematica. The analysis, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, finds that...

WEBINARS: How to keep teens, youth and young children safe in cars

These webinars are part of the Kids Plates Local Coalition Development. CCCSH hosted 13 webinar series planned for 2019-20 fiscal year. 1) The Teen Driver Safety webinar explores the role and actions local coalitions can take to support successful programs to help keep teen and other young drivers safe, especially during their first years of driving. This webinar will provide you with information why this traffic safety and public health issue is so important, and links to resources for...

Yolo County federal contract for immigrant teen detention ctr ending?

Article from the Sacramento Bee by Elliott Wailoo, Aug 9, 2019, updated Aug 10 https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article233668107.html Yolo County appears ready to end federal contract for immigrant teen detention center Yolo County supervisors appear ready to terminate a decade-old contract with federal immigration authorities to house unaccompanied migrant teenagers in a high-security detention center in Woodland. This fall, the five-member Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on...

Mayors’ Climate Commission HS Student Climate Change Summit 10/19

Please share the flyer and Eventbrite link with your Sacramento and West Sacramento partners to invite the region’s high school students to share their vision of what a sustainable future can look like. Join us to learn how climate change is affecting our community, meet high school students from our area, and brainstorm actions we can take to reach the mayors’ goals of carbon zero by 2045. Many thanks to Commissioner Chris Ledesma and the staff at River City High School for facilitating...

WEBINAR: Amplify Impact from National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation on 8/29

High-quality early childhood education (ECE) has an enormous positive impact on lifelong health, serving as a protective factor against adult disease and disability. Children who receive high-quality ECE stay in school longer and earn more income as adults, helping to close the income inequality gap. Yet parents sometimes struggle to access or pay for available programs, and only about 16% of children who were eligible for federal childcare subsidies in 2015 received them. Given the high...

Learn more about the Public Charge from The Children's Movement

Please see the attachment on Public Charge for many resources from The Children's Movement. Click on the links to read Governor Gavin Newsom and CA Health & Human Services Secretary Mark Ghaly's statements on the Public Charge rule, get information about the Public Charge rule, and learn more about rights regardless of immigration status. For more information about the Children's Movement, please visit

RESOURCE: Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice and Policy to Advance Health Equity

Health inequities in the United States prevent many children from realizing their full potential. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine , Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity , describes the systems that drive these inequities and outlines steps needed to reduce health disparities and move towards positive health trajectories for all children. ...

YC Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on 8/29

Please plan on attending the Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Community Planning Meeting on August 29th, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to gather information on how the County should plan to use MHSA funding in Yolo County. MHSA will present the planning proposal for the community input process and seek feedback from you to guide the MHSA 3-Year Planning Process. DATE: Thursday August 29, 2019 TIME: 5:00 PM -7:00 PM LOCATION: Winter’s Fire Department, Community Room 700...

Participation needed: Improving CA’s early learning and care system

Laura Benn of the Yolo County Library seeks to share information about the Preschool Development Grant (PDG) and a survey/meeting notification for local community partners and caregivers with young children . These meetings are vital so that all voices can be heard in the early learning statewide conversations. It is also an important opportunity for folks to engage in the early learning conversation with their local community members and the state assessment teams. Please see below for more...

RESOURCE: How to Help Families Prepare for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Raids

In the face of potential immigration raids, families, providers, and communities must be prepared to support children and families who may be affected. The Center for Law and Social Policy recently compiled a list of resources for stakeholders and providers who want to keep their programs safe and trusted spaces for the families they serve. https://www.clasp.org/immigration-raid-resources

SURVEY on Housing needs

The CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) wants your input on housing needs in our communities. Please complete the survey (also available in Spanish) and share with individuals you serve, as they are looking for input from a broad array of sources. See the email below for more information! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: July 19, 2019 Contact: Alicia Murillo Office: (916) 263-7400 Alicia.Murillo@hcd.ca.gov California's Department of Housing Asks Californians to Share Their...

Youth Thrive Survey Now Available FREE

The Youth Thrive Survey, which collects data on Protective and Promotive Factors data, is now available to all organizations free of charge! This valid and reliable web-based survey from the Center for the Study of Social Policy measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing...

Mandated Reporter TRAINING from the Office of Child Abuse Prevention

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) has funded a re-design of its online Mandated Reporter Training for mandated reporters of child maltreatment. The FREE updated Mandated Reporter training is available online so that mandated reporters may understand their responsibilities. There are specific modules for the following mandated reporters: School personnel Child care providers Medical professionals Mental health and social workers Law enforcement Clergy General training (ideal for...

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