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YMCA ACEs Digital Manual

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

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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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book: State Trends in Child Well-Being delivers the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual state rankings and latest available data on child well-being. The Data Book highlights child well-being before and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as families endured even more public health and economic challenges during the pandemic. These challenges ranged from food and housing insecurity to health…

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ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap

ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap

The finalized ACEs Aware Trauma-Informed Network of Care Roadmap: A Guide for Strengthening Community Relationships was released. The Roadmap shares practical steps that health care providers, community-based organizations, and social service agencies can utilize within their own communities to build and grow cross-sector Networks of Care. These connections built among health care teams, individuals, and families prevent and address the ACEs…

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The Economics of Child Abuse: California and its Counties

The Economics of Child Abuse: California and its Counties

Safe & Sound is a children’s advocacy organization based in San Francisco with a mission to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. With the stress and trauma of COIVD-19, California can implement ways to protect kids, strengthen families and build communities. To help communities take action, Safe & Sound has updated its research on The Economics of Child…

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Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention (PiP) is a San Diego countywide initiative that is stewarded by the YMCA Childcare Resource Services in partnership with Child Welfare Services, SDSU’s Social Policy Institute, Harder and Company Research, and encompasses many cross sector partners and community members. Their vision is to cultivate a connected community that nurtures caring, strong, safe and healthy families through services…

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Helping to Make Prevention the New Norm: Best Practice Guidelines for California’s Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs)

Helping to Make Prevention the New Norm: Best Practice Guidelines for California’s Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs)

In alignment with the Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s vision, and in partnership with Strategies 2.0 and CAPCs throughout the state, the Social Policy Institute has developed Best Practice Guidelines for California CAPCs. Child Abuse Prevention Councils (CAPCs) are the catalyst, convener and coordinator of the countywide approach to prevention of child maltreatment. Each CAPC prioritizes strategies for action that…

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Strategies 2.0: Growing Knowledge and Networks for an Evolving Field Final Report

Strategies 2.0: Growing Knowledge and Networks for an Evolving Field Final Report

Strategies 2.0 was established in 2016 as a partnership between The Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Center, Children’s Bureau of Southern California, and the San Diego State University Social Policy Institute (SDSU SPI). Driven by a clear vision and mission, and in support of the strategic plan of the California Department of Social Services Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS OCAP),…

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