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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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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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Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently reports that the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is low for young Americans, research on natural disasters makes it clear that, compared to adults, children are more vulnerable to the emotional impact of traumatic events that disrupt their daily lives. This resource offers information on supporting and protecting children’s emotional…

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Parental Resilience: A Protective Factor

Parental Resilience: A Protective Factor

Most of the time the joys of being a parent outweigh the frustrations. When the challenges of parenting accumulate and become overwhelming, parental stress can occur. According to the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), even though all parents experience stress, by increasing parental resilience, parents can effectively manage stressful situations and help ensure positive outcomes for their…

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Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Social-Emotional Competence of Children: A Protective Factor

Supporting young children to develop social-emotional skills is found to have a profound effect on their health and development in early life and as adults. Social-emotional competence, which includes self regulation, executive functioning, emotional and impulse control, and social and communication skills, influences children’s cognitive and language development, academic achievement, and mental health (CSSP, n.d.). Access the Knowledge to Action…

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