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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.

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, and demographics of non-fatal Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) injuries during the pandemic utilizing Emergency Department (ED) and hospitalization data from the Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI). The report can be found attached.

To learn more about these new data, please also consider joining us on Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST  for the “Child Maltreatment-Related Injuries During the COVID-19 Pandemic in California” webinar from the EfC Initiative and Kidsdata. To register, please us this link. Upon registration, a calendar invitation with Zoom information will be emailed to you. If you have questions about the webinar, please email Andrea Guzman at andrea.guzman@cdph.ca.gov.

We excited to share this resource with all those who are interested in preventing violence, work for local health departments, or work within child-serving systems. Please consider sharing this data report and webinar invitation with your networks and thank you for your partnership and efforts to improve child wellbeing in California.

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