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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

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Webinar for Fiscal and Funding for Comprehensive Prevention Planning Support-June 29th

On June 29, 2022 there will be a learning forum to provide a unique opportunity to hear from both national and local experts on the most pressing fiscal considerations and implementation issues for developing Family First Prevention Services. An in-depth look will provide on the nine Readiness Domains with an emphasis on fiscal considerations for California’s comprehensive prevention planning and Family First Prevention Services Program development. Specific topics will include the...

New California Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Data Report

The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) ’s, Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative is excited to share the new report “Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2013-2019: An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California”, developed by The purpose of this new report is to share about...

Upcoming 6/9 Webinar and New Report and Brief: Community Strategies to Address California’s Digital Divide and Its Impact on Children and Families

PACEs Connection and the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative , a project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) have developed two new resources, “ Community Strategies to Address California’s Digital Divide and Its Impact on Children and Families ” Report and the “ Digital Divide Brief: Community Strategies to Address California’s Digital Divide and Its Impact on Children and Families ” . “ Community Strategies to...

Statewide Opportunity: Advancing Trauma-Informed Care for CW Systems in California

Advancing California’s Trauma Informed Systems (ACTS) project supports child welfare counties in finding their own unique path to advancing trauma-informed care (TIC) in a way that is collaborative and evidence-informed. ACTS is based out of the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and supported by California Department of Social Services Office of Child Abuse and Prevention (OCAP). ACTS believes supporting child welfare organizations invested in TIC will create a stronger...

Two Resources Developed by Safe & Sound Available

The EfC Initiative would like to share two resources developed by Safe & Sound , an organization dedicated to strengthening families and ending child abuse, that may be of interest to you in your work. The Economics of Child Abuse Report has been updated to share the economic impact of child maltreatment and estimates that California's communities incurred $22.6 billion in economic impacts due to child maltreatment in 2021. Explore this interactive tool to learn the economic impact of...

New Grant Opportunity: Father Engagement Program Grant

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) is pleased to announce the release of the Father Engagement Program Request for Applications (RFA) for funding beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. The OCAP is currently accepting applications to fund up to eight qualified Applicants to implement grants for the purposes outlined in the RFA below. Approximately $4,200,000 of total federal funding will be available, to fund up to eight grantees (at a level of approximately...

New Grant Opportunity Available: Planting Prosperity Program Grant

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention is pleased to announce the availability of up to $100,000 per year of federal funding for the Planting Prosperity Program Grant. A total of approximately $3,000,000 of federal funding will be available to fund up to ten grantees (at a level of approximately $100,000 per year, per grantee) to implement innovative primary or secondary prevention programs with a grant period beginning October 1, 2022 and ending September 30, 2025. Planting Prosperity Program...

New Resource Available: Hardships and Hope in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic Questionnaire Brief, Wave 1

I am reaching out to share a new resource, “ Hardships and Hope in California During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Family Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic Questionnaire Brief, Wave 1 ,” developed by the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative , a project of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Social Services ; CDPH’s Office of Strategic Development and External Relations (Fusion Center ); and the Population Reference Bureau , Kidsdata . The...

Health in All Policies Request for Proposals due April 8

The Health in All Policies (HiAP) Program at the Public Health Institute (PHI) is seeking a community-based organization to partner and advise on community safety and violence prevention policy discussions in California state government. The mission of the Health in All Policies is to transform public institutions to advance racial equity and health through capacity building, government accountability, and community partnerships. PHI-HiAP organizes, convenes, develops leadership, and...

Assembly Bill- 506

AB 506 is a new law that was signed in September 2021. This bill requires an administrator, employee, or regular volunteer, as defined, of a youth service organization, to complete child abuse and neglect reporting training and undergo a background check. The bill also requires all youth service organizations to develop and implement child abuse prevention policies and procedures that, among other things, ensure the reporting of suspected incidents of child abuse to persons or entities...

Reimagining Prevention Webinar Series: Session 3

The “Reimagining Prevention” series, presented by the CDSS Safety, Prevention and Early Intervention Branch , is centered on Assembly Bill (AB) 153 comprehensive prevention planning, moving upstream in the child welfare system, change management, and community engagement that fosters innovative, collaborative prevention efforts across all systems. Along with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) ,the enactment of Assembly Bill 153 furthers California's commitment to providing a...

National Citizens Review Panel 2022 Conference: May 23-25, 2022

California's Citizen Review Panels are excited to host an in-person National CRP Conference in beautiful Monterey, California! The conference presents a unique opportunity for Citizen Review Panel Coordinators, members, and colleagues to get together and learn from one-another at the beautiful Asilomar Retreat Center in Pacific Grove, CA. For more information and to register click here: https://www.thinkreg.com/reg/site/8a94a8b47d07d508017d725b61fe0ead/

Children's Bureau Resources for Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Children's Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services funds the National Child Abuse Prevention Month initiative each April and offers may resources and publications to help spread the word in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. For more information please visit: National Child Abuse Prevention Month - Child Welfare Information Gateway

Children’s Memorial Day

During Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month the Office of Child Abuse Prevention encourages counties to participate in events to increase awareness of child abuse and neglect statewide. One such event is Children’s Memorial Flag Day on April 22, 2022. The OCAP’s vision is for each county to host a Children’s Memorial Flag Day event and to conduct a flag raising ceremony to honor the young lives lost due to senseless violence in the past year. In addition to a statewide raising of the...

Office of Child Abuse Prevention's Parent Leadership Awards

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention requested nominations for the fourth annual Parent Leadership Awards this past February during Parent Leadership Month. The awards honor the power of parent leaders for the work that they do to improve their communities and build strong families. To see this year’s winner, visit our Parent Leadership webpage after March 28!

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