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April Newsletter 2021

April Newsletter 2021

In our April newsletter, we honor Child Abuse Prevention Month and speak to the violent, unjust acts against our fellow APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Community). During this month, we lift up the importance of family and community wellness that comes from working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. We also spread awareness of the policies and programs…

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Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention

Partners in Prevention (PiP) is a San Diego countywide initiative that is stewarded by the YMCA Childcare Resource Services in partnership with Child Welfare Services, SDSU’s Social Policy Institute, Harder and Company Research, and encompasses many cross sector partners and community members. Their vision is to cultivate a connected community that nurtures caring, strong, safe and healthy families through services…

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Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change

Family Resource Centers: Vehicles for Change

Rooted in the legacy of the settlement houses of the 1800s that served and advocated for immigrants and those living in poverty, Family Resource Centers (FRCs) have emerged as leaders in supporting families and communities in the last few decades (Sherman & McQuaid, 2017). Though FRCs are as diverse as the people they serve, they share common characteristics as centrally…

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Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Equity and the Social Determinants of Health

Why do some individuals experience more positive health outcomes than others? The answer lies not only in genetics, personal choices, or luck, but rather a complex mix of factors within the circumstances of a person’s life. These factors, termed “social determinants of health (SDOH)” are defined as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play,…

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State of Babies Yearbook

State of Babies Yearbook

Zero To Three has published their State of Babies Yearbook for 2020 and the data continues to show significant disparities in opportunity for our youngest children throughout the country. Babies of color, babies in families of low-income, and those living in urban and rural areas face inequities that challenge the foundational brain development of the earliest years. The Yearbook also…

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Inclusion through Evaluation: A Toolkit for Practitioners and Leaders

Inclusion through Evaluation: A Toolkit for Practitioners and Leaders

The goal of this toolkit is to leverage evaluation to bolster DEI in an organization’s day-to-day work and encourage data literacy by demonstrating how we all play a role in creating an equitable evaluation culture. Since so much of evaluation work is centered around data, the DEI Evaluation Toolkit does this by improving data literacy throughout an organization. Access the…

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