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January Newsletter 2021

January Newsletter 2021

In this January newsletter, we observe an Annual Day of Racial Healing, established by the Kellogg Foundation, and celebrate National Mentoring Month, led by the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR, and the Corporation of National and Community Service. We also highlight San Diego’s Regional Networks of Care as part of the ACEs Aware Initiative, the latest updates with two…

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December Newsletter 2020

December Newsletter 2020

We’re ending the year with tips and ideas on how to reimagine the holiday season during a pandemic, a new ACEs Aware Knowledge to Action Brief on the Protective Factors, and the importance of relational health. We are also excited to feature Roadmap for Resilience, a newly released report by Dr. Nadine Burk Harris. Read the full newsletter here: December…

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November Newsletter 2020

November Newsletter 2020

We are excited to feature our first ACEs Aware Knowledge to Action Brief in our November newsletter. This month, learn more about how the HOPE framework can help prevent and reduce ACEs, our involvement with Stepping Higher, Inc., a non-profit community service organization that promotes appreciation of the role of spirituality in positive mental health, and a great resources from…

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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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California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide

California Student Mental Health Implementation Guide

“We know that schools, families, and communities are eager to support the mental health of children and adolescents, especially in this time of intense crisis. This practical guide provides a variety of resources to start and expand these critical services at a time when they are most needed.” -Tracy Mendez, Executive Director of the California School-Based Health Alliance. In partnership…

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Breaking Barriers Toolkit (2019)

Breaking Barriers Toolkit (2019)

The Breaking Barriers Toolkit was developed to highlight the essential components of effective cross-systems practice and the strategies that improve outcomes for children, families and communities. Implementation of these practice components—Shared Leadership, Shared Data and Outcomes Management, Shared Fiscal Management, and Shared Community—leads to successful integration of care and services, thereby addressing the unmet social, emotional and developmental needs of…

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Targeting ACEs by Building Protective Factors

Targeting ACEs by Building Protective Factors

The 5 Protective Factors are widely known in the Family Strengthening Field as a way to increase family strengths and decrease the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. They can also play a significant role in preventing and reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in children and families. In our newest knowledge to action brief, we discuss a 6th protective factor,…

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