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January 2024 Newsletter

January 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s January Newsletter! The SPI Team wishes you a New Year filled with health, safety, and personal enrichment. Happy 2024! The Social Policy Institute is centrally focused on healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either on aging issues, or child welfare/prevention/wellness concerns—or both. SPI’s January 2024…

December 2023 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s December Newsletter! Regardless of one’s family or community traditions, this is a season of hope. The Social Policy Institute wishes each of you a time of joy, rest, and deep connection over the holidays. May HOPE show up in our family life as well as in the work to advance healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness…

November 2023 Newsletter

November 2023 Newsletter

In the spirit of the season, the Social Policy Institute is grateful for the focused work to advance healthy aging across the lifespan and wellness for all. The articles and updates that follow have a focus either on aging issues, or child welfare/prevention/wellness concerns—or both. We wish you and your families a deep time of connection and reflection – Happy…

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Child welfare services are notoriously difficult to navigate through, often because of the amount of programs available combined with the specific needs of families to be intentionally matched to these programs. The university of Chicago’s Chapin Hall has launched a NEW “Evidence-Based Practice Desk Guide” helps to combat this issue, by indexing 17 programs of the U.S. Department of Health…

New CDPH Prevention Resources and Reports

New CDPH Prevention Resources and Reports

The CDPH has developed two new resources for prevention surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)! The first resource, titled “Prevention Data Brief: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use Among Teens in California, 2021” covers statewide prevalence of ACEs and association with substance abuse. View this report here The second resource is an overview of ACEs trends from 2015-2021 across the state.…

SPI August 2023 Newsletter

SPI August 2023 Newsletter

Explore SPI’s most recent newsletter and learn about new classes offered by the San Diego Caregiver Connections (SDCC) program via CEAL, a community celebration at Park de la Cruz on Sep. 16, and the newest on Transforming Child Welfare by Casey Family Programs, and much more. Access the newsletter HERE

National Academies Report: “Federal Policy to Advance Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Health Equity”

National Academies Report: “Federal Policy to Advance Racial, Ethnic, and Tribal Health Equity”

“Health” comprises much more than physical or mental health, and is dynamically affected by our complex history of federal and local policies. In order to promote and facilitate health equity, the National Academies, under direction of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health, convened a committee of experts to identify policies contributing to health inequity and…

SPI Newsletter July 2023

SPI Newsletter July 2023

Explore SPI’s newest K2A on Building Wellness Systems, learn about the new Mandated Reporting Community Supporting Task Force, the new San Diego Connecting Caregivers Curriculum, and next steps for AFC Imperial Beach. Click HERE for the newsletter.

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