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California’s Citizen Review Panel 2020-2021 Annual Report

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) requires each state to convene Citizen Review Panels (CRP). In California, there are three committees that make recommendations to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). One focuses on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, another on Children and Family Services, and the third one on Critical Incidents. In 2020, the Child and Family Policy Institute of…

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YMCA ACEs Digital Manual

The YMCA of San Diego is committed to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the effects they have on families. In order to combat ACEs, the YMCA partnered with our team at the Social Policy Institute (SPI) and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 3 to develop and produce the following manuals in English and Spanish. These guides focus on activities for parents…

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Hand in Hand: A Community Framework for Early Childhood Collaboration

Zero to Three has released a framework that is designed to facilitate community collaboration through three categories: relationships, actions, and foundation. This resource will guide families through early childhood systems so that it is even easier to get connected efficiently to fulfill their needs. This framework was created to help organizations and individuals who provide structure to the lives of…

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SPI Newsletter July 2021

July’s newsletter shares the news about SDSU’s designation as Age-Friendly University and includes a survey link for partners to provide input about Aging research. You can also learn about the newest resources from the field. Access the fullnewsletter here

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The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

Fewer than 1 percent of Americans reach the age of 100, but a new study from the Netherlands indicates that individuals who reach the centenarian milestone with their mental faculties still intact are likely to remain so for their remaining years. Such findings may lead to more of us becoming “cognitive super-agers”, as researchers hope to identify reliable characteristics and…

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