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March Newsletter 2021

March Newsletter 2021

We are bringing you some very exciting highlights, updates and resources this month! We give you the latest in SDSU’s Big Idea Challenge and share the Social Policy Institute’s video, Healthy Aging Across the Lifespan, that was featured in the Big Idea Showcase. We also give you and update on PACEs Connection, formally known as ACEs Connection, introduce the Family…

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Master Plan for Aging

Master Plan for Aging

In June of 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging. This order affirmed the priority of health and well-being of older Californians and the need for polices that promote healthy aging. The Master Plan for Aging is not only a plan for older adults, but instead, a blueprint for…

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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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Parent and Youth Helpline

Parent and Youth Helpline

The California Department of Social Services is supporting Parents Anonymous in the launch of the California Parent & Youth Helpline to provide support and resource referrals to parents and youth during this pandemic. Parents Anonymous is a family strengthening organization that developed the first and only evidence – based weekly support groups for parents, children and youth. The Helpline is…

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COVID-19 Family Resource Center Relief Effort

COVID-19 Family Resource Center Relief Effort

During Child Abuse Prevention Month, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that $3 million in funding was allocated to help Family Resource Centers in California extend emergency relief to families. The funding was intended to provide direct support and services to at-risk and foster families, including material items, assistance with isolation needs, parenting resources, and staff time to help link families to…

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ACEs Aware

ACEs Aware

“SPI has a track record of collaborating across systems to maximize well-being in communities. One example is our work with AAP-CA3 and other San Diego-based organizations on ACEs Aware. We strongly believe that together we can raise awareness, promote ACEs screening, treat and heal from the negative consequences of trauma to promote the importance of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and…

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