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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.

August 2021

Food Research & Action Center: New P-EBT Under 6

The Food Research & Action Center has created a P-EBT for Children Under 6 on SNAP Outreach Toolkit to help inform eligible families on how to receive benefits. Due to the pandemic, millions of young children who were attending child care facilities in person lost access to free and reduced-price meals During the 2020–2021 academic year, children under 6 years old who were enrolled in SNAP at any time since October 1, 2020, are eligible for P-EBT benefits if they lived in or attended...

Strategies TA Webinar "Working Upstream: the Power of Prevention" (Aug. 24 1-2:30PM PST)

Join Strategies TA and best-selling author of Upstream: the Quest to Solve Problems before they Happen , Dan Heath for learning and inspiration around the critical need for prevention approaches to all types of social issues, including child abuse and neglect. In Upstream , Dan Heath examines how to prevent problems before they happen, drawing on insights from hundreds of interviews with unconventional problem solvers. In this webinar, he will share insights and interactive discussion around...

Economic Hardship Declined in Households With Children as Child Tax Credit Payments Arrived

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey collected survey responses before and after monthly Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) checks were issued to families with children. The survey shows that initiation of CTC payments coincided with a drop in food insufficiency and difficulty paying weekly expenses in households with children. About 47% of survey respondents reported spending their CTC payments on food. To read the complete article, click here .

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