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KidsData in the News

Where Child Well-Being Stands in California

An article in Axios San Francisco cites KidsData figures on students not completing high school in San Francisco County (where the percentage is substantially higher than the statewide average, due, in part, to a large charter high school for adults with a dropout rate above 90%).


Census Bureau Feedback Opportunity on Potential Removal of the Ancestry Question From the ACS

The Association of Public Data Users will host a webinar August 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET in which U.S. Census Bureau staff will provide context on the potential removal of the ancestry question (“What is your ancestry or ethnic origin?”) from the American Community Survey. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions.

Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI) Fee Schedule and Partnership Capacity Grants

The next webinar in CYBHI’s five-part series on Leveraging and Aligning Opportunities to Advance and Sustain School Mental Health [PDF] will be held August 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT. Participants will learn about a new opportunity for schools and their partners to receive increased sustainable funding for student mental health services.

Creating Protective Environments Web Conference

The California Department of Public Health’s Rape Prevention and Education Program and ValorUS will host a two-part web conference September 6 and 7, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. PT. Discussion topics will include community connectedness, gendered social norms, placemaking strategies, alcohol-related policies, and violence prevention policies in schools, municipalities, and organizations. San Diego Unified School District’s Youth Advocacy Department and All Children Thrive, a community-led group working to improve child well-being in California, will be featured.

Safe Spaces: Supporting Schools and Care Settings to Be Trauma Informed

The Office of the California Surgeon General (OSG) and ACEs Aware will host a virtual event September 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT about Safe Spaces, OSG’s new online training for educators, school personnel, and early care providers to recognize and respond to trauma and stress in children and share strategies that promote safe and supportive learning environments.

Open Call for Applications: Centering Youth Mental Health

CVS Health Foundation invites community-based, multisector coalitions to apply for $1,000,000 awards to implement strategies that increase young people’s access to evidence-based care, programs, and conditions that promote positive mental health outcomes. Priority populations include adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 24 who identify as female, black, indigenous, a person of color, and/or LGBTQ+; live in communities with limited availability of behavioral health care services; and/or are involved in juvenile justice or child welfare systems. Applications are due September 8 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Children’s Health Resource

California Child Well-Being Coalition e-Guide

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative has published a digital resource to support state and local public health programs, child-serving systems, nonprofits, and philanthropic organizations interested in collaborating with groups at the local level to achieve child well-being through policy, systems, and environmental change.

Take Action

Public Feedback: Perspectives on Transforming Health Care for Children and Youth

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Improving the Health and Well-Being of Children and Youth Through Health Care System Transformation welcomes input from the public. Submit your experiences, thoughts, and ideas about improving health care.

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