On August 18, 2021, the Senate Education Committee held a joint informational hearing with the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response. Alex Briscoe, CCT's Principal, was invited to present on how the state can increase and improve support for the mental and behavioral health needs of students as they return to in-person learning during ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Read more.
Dr. Mark Ghaly answers questions during a Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee Hearing on the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative followed by questions and comments. Hearing Agenda 5/18/21 ... Read more.
Presentation Materials: Presentation Slides Featured Speaker: Mark Ghaly MD MPH Learning Objectives: Behavioral health impacts of Covid on young people How State Budget process works and HHS Agency Responsibilities Plan ... Read more.
California’s influential independent state oversight agency invited Alex Briscoe to provide testimony during Part 1 of a three-part series of panels titled “COVID 19 and Children’s Mental Health.” The discussion ... Read more.
I would love pain-free liberation—to experience an abundance of joy, a life that comes easy, for a lifetime forever. I would love a limitless vision of life, liberty, and the ... Read more.
Acknowledgements: The Trust formed over two years ago, grew through a planning process that included contributions from over 400 organizations, and is now a coalition-supported initiative that is leading a statewide ... Read more.
The Well Being Trust and Viacom CBS partnered together to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on American's thoughts and attitudes on their own mental health, social forces and mental health, and mental health policy. The research included in-depth interviews with policy influencers, an online survey of 1,701 individuals which oversampled typically underrepresented populations like Black people, Native American people and LGBTQ+ people. Read more.
Dr. Barbara C. Staggers, Senior Advisor on Adolescent Health for the California Children’s Trust, retired in 2019 as director of adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she also served ... Read more.
California Children’s Trust and it’s partner, Breaking Barriers, have released a “Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional and Mental Health in Schools”, designed to help education leaders and California access millions of dollars of Medi-Cal funding students are entitled to in order to support the social and emotional needs of our students, even more essential during COVID-19. The guide notes that less than half of California’s school districts currently participate in the LEA BOP program.1 The guide provides school leaders and California with models currently being used, and critical details and guidance on how to access services and supports California’s children need. Read more.
Read our Latest Brief: Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools Read more.
At the July 1 NCG Funders Forum, CCT’s Alex Briscoe, and education and social justice leaders, including Dr. Shawn Ginwright of the Flourish Agenda, Kyla Johnson-Trammell, Superintendent, Oakland Unified School ... Read more.
On June 17, Dr. Boyd pediatrician, child and community health advocate, and Director of Strategy and Equity with California Children’s Trust briefed the United States Congress, House Committee on Energy and Commerce, ... Read more.
Dr. Boyd’s presentation to the Alameda Council of Community Mental Health Agencies provided data and analysis on the far-reaching impact of racism on mental health, with a focus on children ... Read more.
We share with you perspectives from CCT leaders and stakeholders to stand in solidarity with black Americans and their allies in the fight to end systemic racism. Read more.
The transition to technology-enabled support for children’s mental health and well-being presents a number of compelling possibilities: continuity of service for children who move around due to poverty, being in foster care, or living in migrant families; better cultural matching, as any therapist anywhere can be matched with any child in need; service delivered outside of traditional hours, and without the need to commute across town in California traffic. But it’s only one part of the adaptation and the transformation that the current moment might bring about. Read more.