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The California Alliance: The collective voice for organizations that serve children, youth and families

For those dedicated to improving the lives of these at-risk populations, the California Alliance stands apart as the champion and leading voice for organizations that advocate for children, youth and families, and for advancing policy and services on their behalf.

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 Report offers insight to advance school mental health

A report entitled Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems offers collective insight and guidance to local communities and states to advance comprehensive school mental health systems. Contents were informed by examination of national best practices and performance standards, local and state exemplars, and recommendations provided by federal/national, state, local and private leaders.

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Study finds family poverty levels account for academic gaps, not racial or ethnic composition

A new study by The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University shows that a family's income level are what accounts for gaps in achievement, not racial or ethnic segregation. See EdSource article about the study at this LINK. To view the study, go to this LINK.

Reimagining Behavioral Health: A New Vision For Whole-Family, Whole-Community Behavioral Health

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality (GCPI) and Mental Health America (MHA) explored cross-sector and systems approaches to addressing the relationship between behavioral health and economic disadvantage for the lowest-income individuals, families, and communities. Using a research-based, holistic approach, the project has aimed to identify innovative ways to engage and coordinate community assets to transform the delivery of whole-person, whole-community behavioral health supports. Click HERE to view report.

 A Model that Offers Help in Retaining Foster Parents and Stabilizing Placements

Through a collaboration between THE MOCKINGBIRD SOCIETY™, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, and the California Alliance, we will be bringing to you an opportunity to learn about MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™, an empowerment-based approach to delivering foster care that reflects how communities have cared for children for generations – as an extended family. Participants will learn about the MOCKINGBIRD FAMILY™ structure and how it works, the research evidence behind the model, and hear from peer partners, international and local, who have implemented MBF. The event is free to the public, and will take place Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Edgewood Center, in San Francisco. For more information and to register, go to this LINK.

 Alliance Members Recognized for Work With LGBTQ Youth and Families

Several Alliance member agency are recognized for their work with LGBTQ youth and families in a new report by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which highlights more than 70 child welfare agencies across the country that partnered with the HRC Foundation’s All Children - All Families project to improve the services they provide to the LGBTQ community. To see the report, go to this VIEW REPORT.

The Benefits of Membership

When an agency joins the Alliance, it joins a family of more than 140 outstanding organizations that serve California’s most vulnerable populations.

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Alliance Conferences

Each year the California Alliance holds two conferences for executives and senior managers incorporating plenaries, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of timely and critically important topics. 

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