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Essentials for Childhood Initiative

Essentials for Childhood Initiative One-Pager (PDF).  This document is intended for stakeholders and members of the public and was designed to describe the Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative, the mission, vision, primary focus areas, and how the Initiative's coalition and five subcommittees function.

California Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide (PDF)

California Child Wellbeing Coalition e-Guide (PDF). This digital resource intended to support state and local public health programs, child-serving systems, non-profits, and philanthropic organizations that are interested in collaborating with organized groups at the local-level who are working to achieve child wellbeing through policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. The e-Guide is intended to be a living document and does provide an exhaustive list of all coalitions in California; if you have any questions, concerns, or suggested updates, please contact the EfC Initiative Project Team at: ivpb@cdph.ca.gov.

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

​Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This material is intended for Californian families experiencing the severe economic consequences resulting from novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and shares resources and offers supportive information on ways Californians can take care of themselves and their families during the pandemic. This resource was created in partnership with ACEs Connection, and the Yolo County Children's Alliance and is available in English (PDF coming soon) and Spanish (PDF); both versions are ADA compliant.

Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2011-2017

Adverse Childhood Experiences Data Report: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2011-2017: An Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences in California (PDF). The purpose of this resource is to report state and county prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in California; describe ACEs-related geographic and demographic disparities; and to offer details on the impact of ACEs on mental health, behavior, and chronic disease This data report was created in partnership by the University of California, Davis.

Trauma Informed Nutrition

Trauma-Informed Nutrition: Recognizing the Relationship between Adversity, Chronic Disease, and Nutritional Health. This factsheet is intended for Registered Dietitians (RDs) and was designed to support and describe the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impacts of trauma and its relationship to chronic disease, and trauma-informed nutrition practices. This factsheet was developed through a collaborative partnership with CDPH's Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB).

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Preventing Violence in California Volume 1: The Role of Public Health (PDF). This report provides an introduction to the complex and multifaceted issue of violence and a high level overview of the public health role and approach to violence prevention. This report was developed by CDPH's Violence Prevention Initiative.

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Violence Prevention released a new technical package in September 2019 for preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence is available online now from the CDC's website.

California Essentials for Childhood Case Study: Collective Impact Through Strategic Opportunities
California Essentials for Childhood Case Study: Collective Impact Through Strategic Opportunities. This case study published January 2019 describes the formation, process, and implementation of the California Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative. Written by research scientists with the California Department of Public Health, Steve Wirtz and Marissa Abbott, this paper makes note of both major successes and challenges of the EfC Initiative, as well as lessons learned and future directions. To request a copy of this study, email ivpb@cdph.ca.gov
A Framework for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
A Framework for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment. This one pager created by the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) within the California Department for Social Services provides a state definition of prevention.  This instructional handout defines primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention and provides accompanying concrete examples of strategies.
The Economics of Child Abuse The Economics of Child Abuse. This 2019 report by Safe & Sound examples the economic cost of child abuse and neglect, and the negative impact it has on all of us.
Non-Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Fact Sheet (PDF) Non-Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Fact Sheet (PDF). All forms of child maltreatment, including Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) , are preventable. Read more about AHT among Children <5 Years of Age in California and what is being done in the way of prevention efforts on this factsheet created by the California Department of Public Health.

 

Update on California Adverse Childhood Experiences (PDF) Update on California Adverse Childhood Experiences (PDF).  Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are very common in California; over 60% of Californians report experiencing at least one ACE before age 18. Learn more about ACES in the California Update: 2011-2013 Data Fact Sheet created by the California Department of Public Health.
A Hidden Crisis - Center for Youth Wellness Data Report A Hidden Crisis - Center for Youth Wellness Data Report. The Center for Youth Wellness' 2014 report represents the first of its kind in California— illustrating the long-term and far-reaching consequences of ACEs on California adults. 

 

Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect ​The CDC's 2016 Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Package for policy, norm, and programmatic activities highlights strategies and approaches presenting different levels of the social ecology, with efforts intended to impact the community and societal levels, individual, as well as relationship levels.

 

Veto Violence ​Violence, including child abuse & neglect, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, and youth violence can be stopped before it starts. Learn how with VetoViolence, CDC's online violence prevention resource.
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots, a violence prevention website created by the CDC offers resources about using shared risk and protective factors to prevent multiple forms of violence and a number of other tools to support those working to prevent violence in thinking strategically about coordinating responses.

California Parent & Youth Helpline

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages.

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