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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.

Essentials for Childhood Initiative: October 30th, 2019 Convening Summary Document

The California Department of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (CDPH/IVPB), (formerly the Safe and Active Communities Branch) and the California Department of Social Services, Office of Child Abuse Prevention (CDSS/OCAP), co-hosted an Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative convening on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. This event, entitled “Defining Goals and Strategies to Achieve Child Wellbeing,” took place at the California Endowment in Sacramento from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM with 67 participants representing 49 state and local government, non-profit, and philanthropic organizations.

The purpose of the “Defining Goals and Strategies to Achieve Child Wellbeing” convening was to assess the current state of collective action around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); define and provide recommendations on the EfC Initiative proposed goals and interventions; identify mutually reinforcing activities; and establish a collective agreement as to how to strategically promote Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships, and Environments (SSNR&E) to prevent and reduce child maltreatment and other childhood adversity among California’s children.

To learn more about the event, please download the attached file.


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