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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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Trauma-Informed Approaches to Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Brief

Please consider reviewing the s resource titled “Trauma-Informed Approaches to Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Brief”. It can be found attached to this post . The purpose of this resource is to describe the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and tobacco use; share how cessation service delivery can adopt and implement trauma-informed approaches; and provide recommendations and strategies for how cessation programs can apply the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

New Resource: Reimagining Child Wellbeing: Local Policy Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California's Communities

“Reimagining Child Wellbeing: Local Policy Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California’s Communities” is a resource developed in collaboration with the All Children Thrive, California (ACT) project and the California Department of Public Health, Injury and Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) and California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention’s (CDSS/OCAP) ’s , Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative . This resource was created...

Child Maltreatment-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic in California

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 pleased to share a new report titled “Statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Non-Fatal Injury Trends Observed in California Hospitals and Emergency Departments During the COVID-19 Pandemic”. The purpose of this new report is to assess changes in the frequency, severity,...

Firearm Injury Prevention Free Course

The BulletPoints Project has launched its free, on-demand continuing education cours e, “ Preventing Firearm Injury: What Clinicians Can Do .” The Preventing Firearm Injury continuing education course teac hes medical and mental health care providers how to identify patients who are at increased risk for firearm injury, to engage in conversations about firearm injury prevention with patients, and to intervene appropriately for the level and type of risk. The course focuses on several...

New Resource: Understanding California's Child Fatality Surveillance System (CCFSS) Data

The California Department of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) in partnership with the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention's Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC) has recently released a new resource titled "Understanding California's Child Fatality Surveillance System (CCFSS) Data ." The purpose of this resource to (1) describe the purpose of CCFSS, (2) provide an overview of the data collected by the CCFSS from...

New Resource: California Child Fatality Data

The California Department of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB) in partnership with the California Department of Social Service, Office of Child Abuse Prevention's Essentials for Childhood Initiative (EfC) has recently released a new resource titled "California Child Fatality Data." The purpose of this resource to (1) describe the purpose of California Child Fatality Surveillance System (CCFSS), (2) describe the type of data collected by the CCFSS and the...

Financial Security and Violence Prevention: Survivor Wealth and Wellness!

Thursday, July 28th, 2022 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm PST, ValorUS is hosting a web conference on Financial Security and Violence Prevention. This web conference is designed for staff who have basic knowledge of sexual violence and intimate partner violence and are interested in learning about the connections between interpersonal violence and financial security. This training will support an exploration of participants' relationship with money, how this shows up in life and work, and ways to...

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...

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