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April 2021

New micro-scholarships in San Jose build bank accounts and mindsets for college [edsource.org]

By John Fensterwald, EdSource, April 16, 2021 Typically, many scholarships and accolades come at the end of the senior year to recognize outstanding performance of top students. Imagine instead a series of “micro-scholarships” for a different purpose targeted toward students at low-income high schools. Spread out like bread crumbs over four years, they would build students’ confidence, their resumés and plans for the future, and would end at graduation with as much as $5,000 in the bank for...

Race Equity within the Children’s Bureau Prevention Work

Join the Children’s Bureau on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 2-3:30 p.m., as they recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Meet the new Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner Aysha Schomburg and hear her vision for the Children’s Bureau’s prevention agenda. This will include a dialogue with practitioners at the national, state, and local level about how we can concretely bring a race equity lens to our prevention work. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

The right verdict

Many people woke up Tuesday morning worrying about the verdict a jury would deliver in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, and agonizing over the possibility that yet again justice would be denied. That we would even consider that justice might be denied in such an egregious case in which dozens of people witnessed first-hand the murder of Floyd, and millions more watched his tragic and needless death on video says so very much about the state of justice in this...

Safe & Sounds Unveils New Interactive Website Calculating Cost of Child Abuse to Each California County, Region

Safe & Sound ’s is excited to announce that updated data documenting the startling economic impact of child maltreatment is now available for all 58 counties in California. An added feature with this update is emerging research on community protective factors -- including seeking racial and social justice -- which nurture family strengths and allow all children to thrive. This website builds on a series of reports and studies by Safe & Sound, the first of which, “The Economics of...

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Inside a Cal State Northridge program that helps women and Latinos in STEM [edsource.org]

By Ashley A. Smith, EdSource, April 21, 2021 One nationally recognized mentoring and research program has found success in helping women and Latino students excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math college programs. The AIMS 2 program, or Attract Inspire Mentor Support Students program, at California State University Northridge’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, uses mentorships and partners with community colleges to help transfer students to successfully navigate...

Oakland Takes First Steps Toward Directing Some 911 Calls to Community Responders [theappeal.org]

By Eliyahu Kamisher, The Appeal, April 20, 2021 The Oakland City Council in California is expected to finalize approval today for a pilot program that would replace police with trained civilian responders for a host of 911 calls that often involve people struggling with mental health issues and homelessness. The year-long pilot called MACRO—Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland—is still in its infancy. It is expected to take months before being implemented in an area in East...

A Better Normal: Practicing Resilience | Tools to Reduce Stress & Anxiety | Thursday April 29, 2021

Join us for the next episode of A Better Normal! Hosted by PACEs Connection's Gail Kennedy. Thursday, April 29, 2021 | Noon to 1pm PDT >>Click here to register<< T his will be a workshop format and will not be recorded or reposted. The stressors of 2020 and 2021 are leading to burnout and exhaustion among ACEs professionals. Join IsraAID and PACEs for a specialized, interactive self-care session, on concrete ways to reduce stress and anxiety in order to continue your important...

Northern California Grantmakers: Announcing Annual Conference Keynote Conversation: Taj James and Kat Taylor [ncg.org]

The time to act with our full humanity is now. While we experience the isolation of sheltering as individuals, our calling at NCG is to face uncertainty and upheaval together. None among us was unmoved by the historic uprising for racial justice this past year. At NCG we are asking, not just whether we did what the moment requires, but whether we are doing what the future demands of us to transform the uncertainty of this time into seismic change . Join us for NCG’s largest event of the year...

AAP Snapshots: Family Closeness during COVID-19 [positiveexperience.org/blog]

By Loren McCullough and Dr. Robert Sege, 4/20/21, positiveexperience.org/blog How do US parents and families cope with pandemic-related disturbances to their households? All across the country, family work and children’s regular way of life is topsy-turvy. The HOPE team, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics , Prevent Child Abuse America , and with assistance and financial support from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) , sent a questionnaire to a...

ACE Overcomers and The Family Resource Center of Merced County Named ACEs Aware Grantee!

ACE Overcomers and The Family Resource Center of Merced County are collaborating to inform the community and medical providers about resources to identify and treat adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). A total of $14.3 million was awarded to 100 organizations throughout the state to extend the reach and impact of the ACEs Aware initiative, with nearly $200,000 awarded to the two Merced County agencies. ACEs Aware seeks to change and save lives by helping Medi-Cal providers understand the...

Black students in 14 L.A. County school districts face serious equity barriers, study finds [latimes.com]

By Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2021 Black students in Los Angeles County continue to face a multitude of barriers to an equitable education, including concentrated poverty, high suspension rates and housing insecurity, a UCLA report released Wednesday found. Researchers focused on 14 school districts in the county that serve at least 800 Black students to understand how various factors are leaving behind Black children, particularly those considered vulnerable. The report by...

Almost two months later, child care providers still waiting for relief checks [calmatters.org]

By Elizabeth Aguilera, Cal Matters, April 13, 2021 Desperate child care providers who look after state-subsidized children are anxiously waiting on a much-needed one-time stipend of $525 per child promised by Gov. Gavin Newsom back in February. The stipends, which could tally in the thousands for some providers, might mean the difference between staying open or turning out the lights. So far, child care providers have not gotten a single dollar of that relief. The payment process involves...

Local Organizations Join Together To Build HOPE and Resiliency in San Diego’s Children

April is National Month of Hope. While hope is something we all need right now as we surpass one year of the COVID pandemic, HOPE (Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences) means something different in our work as ACEs Aware grantees. The YMCA of San Diego County , San Diego State University Social Policy Institute , San Diego Accountable Community for Health (SDACH) and American Academy of Pediatrics – California Chapter 3 are combining efforts as ACEs Aware grantees to work with...

What is Possible?

What is Possible? By Scarlett Lewis I love reading stories about victory! It seems we all have had something in our lives to overcome, to some degree, and learning and growing from the struggle can benefit others. Courage and perseverance are two of the most powerful ways that can be taught to get through and grow from difficulties, and sometimes the best way is by example. However, one thing is for certain -- we need each other. It has been fascinating to me to witness how we rise to the...

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