The study shows what researchers are calling a concerning rise in unsecure storage practices of loaded guns at home, in response to the pandemic.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-14
"There's a need for more integrated services," says Child Trends researcher Christina Padilla. "We need to make it easier for families to apply to get these kinds of support."... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-14
By Nicole Acevedo
California will spend more than $8 million to find safer homes for children returning from troubled out-of-state residential programs, in response to a Chronicle and Imprint investigation into rampant reports of abuse at the facilities. By Sara Tiano This post California Budgets $8 Million to Bring Youth Home from Troubled... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-14
Source: The Imprint
By Sara Tiano
CLASP's mental health work advances systems and policy change with an explicit focus on how a person's race and ethnicity affects how they interact with the health system. Without a direct understanding of how mental health and wellbeing are seen by those who are living in poverty, we cannot create... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-12
Through City Year, the mental health arm of AmeriCorps, scores of recent college grads have converged with students in South and East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and Westlake to help them through pandemic isolation.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-12
Source: California
By Julia Barajas
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget blueprint would direct billions in state covid assistance to schools, businesses and the state’s vaccination effort. But he didn’t propose more funding for the state's 61 local health agencies, which have taken on increased responsibility for testing, contact tracing and enforcement of health orders.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-12
By Angela Hart
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a spending plan Friday that includes billions of dollars to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, a modest boost to some safety-net programs for vulnerable children and families and a plan to get more of the state’s most vulnerable students back in the classroom. By Jeremy... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-09
Source: The Imprint
By Jeremy Loudenback
Appointed head of the incoming administration’s task force on health equity, the Yale University scientist “is not sitting in her ivory tower.”... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-08
By Roni Caryn Rabin
Budget went from $54.3 billion deficit six months ago to $15 billion surplus, but Gov. Newsom warned that "our future is very, very, very tenuous."... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-08
Source: East Bay Times
By John Woolfolk
Ensuring more Americans have quality, affordable health coverage is an urgent national priority. Therefore, it is understandable that Medicare, one of America’s great public policy success stori... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-08
By Patrick J. Kennedy
A growing number of “peer respites,” nonclinical settings for psychiatric recovery, can help people in distress who mainly need to talk to people who understand their problems.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-08
By Sarah Kwon
As the nation’s multiracial majority comes of age, just and fair inclusion are essential for economic recovery and prosperity.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-07
By Angela Glover Blackwell
In considering how best to allocate resources, state and local policymakers should make expanding broadband internet access a priority.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-07
Chairman Fletcher and Vice Chair Vargas will present the proposal to fellow supervisors Tuesday... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-06
Source: News
By Gary Warth
The disruption to daily life caused by the pandemic has increased the number of children seeking mental health care, further straining a system that already struggled to meet the need.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-06
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
The disruption to daily life caused by the pandemic has increased the number of children seeking mental health care, further straining a system that already struggled to meet the need.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-06
By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez
Young people are responding to known — and stymied — developmental imperatives to socialize. Adults need to recognize this and respond accordingly.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-05
By Gail Cornwall and Phyllis Fagell and Dr. LaNail R. Plummer
Experts now believe it’s most effective to treat the whole family when traumas occur. UCSF researchers plan to develop a “Whole Family Wellness” intervention that integrates resources from Medi-Cal clinics with outside agencies and test it over a three-year period.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-04
Proponents of the new law point to research that peer support programs can reduce hospitalizations for people with mental health care needs.... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-04
By Robert Garrova
An explanation of nine new California laws taking effect in 2021... Read more
Published on: 2021-01-04
By CalMatters
The recommendation was driven by increasing evidence that there are lower risks and increased benefits from in-person instruction, particularly for the youngest students, the governor said... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-30
Source: KQED News
By Cecilia Lei
White Americans have higher rates than most other racial and ethnic groups.... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-30
By Austin Frakt
In communities struggling with poverty and gun violence, the coronavirus has only inflamed the difficulties that many families already were enduring.... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-29
By Dan Levin
Job losses and the loss of insurance have typically gone hand in hand. This year, more Americans are staying covered.... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-29
By Margot Sanger-Katz, Sarah Kliff and Quoctrung Bui
In Eugene, Oregon, a successful crisis-response program has reduced the footprint of law enforcement—and maybe even the likelihood of police violence.... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-28
Source: The Atlantic
By Rowan Moore Gerety
Like many schools, La Mesa Arts Academy is seeing more anxiety, depression and even suicidal ideation among students... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-27
Source: News
By Kristen Taketa
“Especially when you talk about the invisibility of some of their issues, in a sense, it's almost a self-fulfilling prophecy,” psychologist Richelle Concepcion said.... Read more
Published on: 2020-12-23
By Kimmy Yam