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Addressing Racism and Inequity in Child Welfare: A New Learning Series by the Children’s Bureau

Child welfare is a critical area in which challenges with confronting inequity and deep-seated issues of racism is a necessity. To assist individuals and organizations explore the impact of race and equity within the child welfare system, the Children’s Bureau has launched the “2024 Race Equity Challenge,” which consists of five interactive learning modules. These modules cover a variety of…

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June 2024 Newsletter

Explore SPI’s June Newsletter with a Focus on Social Connectedness Featured in this June edition, our HOPE Building Blocks series concludes with the building block, “Emotional Growth”, and the Center for Excellence in Aging & Longevity (CEAL) celebrates the success of the inaugural Spring Symposium. Additionally, we explore resources and trends for older adults combatting social isolation through CEAL’s blog…

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HOPE Building Block Series #4: Emotional Growth

In the previous installment of our HOPE Building Blocks series, we explored the importance of safe, stable, and equitable environments. This month, we will highlight the Emotional Growth Building Block. Emotional growth involves increased understanding and ability to manage emotions effectively. It encompasses self-awareness, the ability to identify and label feelings, self-regulation, which is the ability to control reactions and…

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May 2024 Newsletter

This May, we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month and Older Americans Month as an opportunity to recognize the considerable impact of mental health on our loved ones, spanning all age groups from children and young adults to adults and older adults. Additionally, read the 3rd installment of our HOPE Building Blocks Series. Click HERE to view the full newsletter.

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HOPE Building Block Series #3: Safe, Stable, and Equitable Environments

In the previous installment of our HOPE Building Blocks series, we explored Social and Civic Engagement, which emphasizes the importance of being an active participant in one’s community. This type of engagement builds empathy for others, encourages feelings of belonging, and leads to robust support systems. This month, we will highlight the Environment Building Block. Specifically, HOPE highlights the importance…

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April 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s April Newsletter! This month, we highlight National Child Abuse Prevention Month, reveal our 2023 Annual Report, and announce multiple upcoming CEAL events. Click HERE to read the full newsletter.

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Birth of Brilliance 2024 Conference

Don’t Just Think…Feel,” was the theme of this year’s Birth of Brilliance Conference, which aimed to celebrate and cultivate the innate brilliance in every child while addressing racial inequities and dismantling barriers hindering their potential. Project Manager Yvonne Epps attended this year’s conference representing SPI, and will be participating in the Birth of Brilliance Affinity Group to continue discussions started…

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SPI 2023 Annual Report

SPI’s 2023 Annual Report takes a deep dive into 2023 activities such as CEAL’s efforts within the Aging ecosystem, the expansion of Wellness and Well-being Systems, and the development of Integrated Learning Systems. Contact us at if you are interested in further discussion or new collaborations.

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March 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to SPI’s March Newsletter! This month, we continue our HOPE at SDSU Building Block Series, share main highlights from the Statewide Collaborative Prevention Convening, and introduce a new CEAL “In-Home Care” blog series. Click here to read the full newsletter.    

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