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

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…

HOPE Building Block Series #4: Emotional Growth

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…

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

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…

HOPE Building Block Series #2: Social and Civic Engagement

HOPE Building Block Series #2: Social and Civic Engagement

Last month, we highlighted the Relationship Building Block of HOPE, exploring the importance of relationships and the ways they influence a person’s health and well-being. In the second edition of the HOPE Building Blocks Series, we highlight one building block and discuss its application to university students, we will cover the power of Social and Civic Engagement to increase feelings…

HOPE Building Block Series #1: Relationships

HOPE Building Block Series #1: Relationships

HOPE Building Block 1: Relationships Launching our HOPE Building Blocks series, we delve into the transformative influence of Relationships. Let’s explore why these connections hold such significance. In 1938, researchers began a longitudinal study of male Harvard students to track their longterm health outcomes. Over the years, the research unveiled a crucial insight: loneliness can have detrimental effects, while close…

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Chapin Hall Evidence Based Programs Guide

Child welfare services are notoriously difficult to navigate through, often because of the amount of programs available combined with the specific needs of families to be intentionally matched to these programs. The university of Chicago’s Chapin Hall has launched a NEW “Evidence-Based Practice Desk Guide” helps to combat this issue, by indexing 17 programs of the U.S. Department of Health…

New CDPH Prevention Resources and Reports

New CDPH Prevention Resources and Reports

The CDPH has developed two new resources for prevention surrounding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)! The first resource, titled “Prevention Data Brief: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Substance Use Among Teens in California, 2021” covers statewide prevalence of ACEs and association with substance abuse. View this report here The second resource is an overview of ACEs trends from 2015-2021 across the state.…

Native American Heritage Month 2023

Native American Heritage Month 2023

Native Americans face a lower life expectancy than other ethnic or racial groups, at about 5.5 years less, and are also 2.3 times more likely to die from diabetes, facing a higher risk of suicide. This month, as part of Native American Heritage Month, SPI wants to bring attention to the stark health disparities that Indigenous Californians face, but also…

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