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California’s Citizen Review Panel 2020-2021 Annual Report

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

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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The Secrets of “Cognitive Super-Agers”

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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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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America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021

By 2050, it is projected that the number of adults ages 65 and older will rise to an estimated 85.7 million – roughly 20% of the U.S. population. America’s Health Rankings Senior Report 2021 provides data capturing key trends, successes and challenges, and overall disparities regarding the U.S. senior population. America’s Health Rankings follows the World Health Organization’s definition of health: “Health is a…

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Connections Beyond Screening

Connections Beyond Screening

During our third round of Network of Care convenings, the regional network participants from North County, East County, and Central San Diego came together to review lessons learned, to dive deeper into challenges with referrals, and next steps and opportunities. Stay tuned for more resources as well as a final report and recommendations for going forward, beyond screening. Resource Highlight…

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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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