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Will Governor Newsom’s proposed 2023-24 budget impact older adults and people with disabilities?

Despite projected budget shortfalls, a Scan Foundation analysis concluded that the budget proposal did not call for significant cuts to health and social service programs serving older adults. Notable exceptions include the temporary elimination of the Accessory Development Unit (ADU) program and the absence of new funding for affordable housing development. Nevertheless, the proposed budget does include some new programs…

Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Child Maltreatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What happened to children during the recent global pandemic? The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP)’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative recently addressed this issue in a webinar on “Child Maltreatment-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic in California”. The goal of this webinar was to…

Citizen Review Panels 2021-22

Citizen Review Panels 2021-22

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. During the 2021/2022 fiscal year, these three panels made…

New California Children’s Trust Resources!

New California Children’s Trust Resources!

California Children’s Trust, a key SPI collaborator, has released two new briefs that focus on child care coordination and children’s health and wellbeing. These publications conceptualize care coordination, which ensures that children and adolescents receive care at vital points in their life, setting them up for developing a healthy lifestyle. Both resources provide important guidance on child health, including health…

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…

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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