Essentials for Childhood Initiative Partners
California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Branch
The Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Division
Strategic Development and External Relations Fusion Center
Office of Health Equity
California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Partners
Office of Child Abuse Prevention – The OCAP serves as a statewide source of information, developing and disseminating educational material regarding child abuse and neglect prevention/early intervention programs, activities, and research.
Family Engagement and Empowerment Division
CalFresh- CalFresh, known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP, provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low-income and provides economic benefits to communities.
CalWORKs Child Care- This program helps CalWORKs eligible families access immediate, short-term child care as the parent works or performs their welfare-to-work activity.
Children and Family Services Division (CFSD)
- Office of Tribal Affairs- Has the primary responsibility of building better government-to-government relationships with the CDSS and California Indian Tribes (Tribes), Counties and Tribal Governments, as well as working with Native American stakeholders.
Other Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Resources
California Child Welfare Council – Serves as an advisory body responsible for improving the collaboration and processes of the multiple agencies and the courts that serve the children in the child welfare system.
First Five California – The California Children and Families Commission is dedicated to improving the lives of California's young children and their families through a comprehensive system of education, health services, childcare, and other crucial programs.
Health in All Policies (HiAP) – Health in All Policies (HiAP) works with more than 20 state agencies and departments to develop innovative solutions that create healthy places to live, work, learn, and play.
California Earned Income Tax Credit – The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) fosters economic opportunity and financial security for California's working families and individuals. Find out what the EITC is, the benefits of the credit, eligibility and more.
The California Endowment – The mission of the California Endowment is to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.