California Family Resource Association

CFRA Week in Review

Week of January 19, 2019


California Governor Names Nadine Burke Harris as State’s First-Ever Surgeon General

January 23, 2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) named pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, a pioneer in the study of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), as the state’s first surgeon general on Monday.

Supreme Court leaves in place rulings that temporarily protect ‘Dreamers’

January 22, 2019

The Supreme Court took no action Tuesday in a case about whether President Trump properly ended an Obama-era program that offered special protections for more than 700,000 immigrants brought to this country illegally as children.

Foster Care

Report: Extended Care Foster Care in California Boosts Wealth, Stability

January 24, 2019

California foster youth who remain in extended foster care after they turn 18 have more savings and are more educated than their peers who exit foster care at 18, according to a report released late last year by the University of Chicago-based research group Chapin Hall.


Flu kills two young and healthy, but unvaccinated San Diego County residents

January 23, 2019

Healthy 32- and 46-year-old men are among eight new flu-related deaths announced by the county Health and Human Services Agency Wednesday. The deaths are doubly tragic, said Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, San Diego County’s deputy public health officer. Neither man received his flu shot this season and H1N1, the strain in broadest circulation, is a variant known to be particularly vaccine preventable.


What keeps families in one of the most polluted places in California?

January 23, 2019

The Imperial Valley has one of California’s highest rates of childhood asthma hospitalization and emergency room visits, double that of the state, according to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. In Imperial County the prevalence of asthma is 15.1 percent, higher than the state average, according to state data. It is also one of the state’s poorest counties.

A mile in their shoes: Inside San Diego’s migrant shelter

January 18, 2019

In October, federal officials began releasing asylum-seeking families on the streets of San Diego with little or no guidance about how to get to their final destinations. Since then, the San Diego Rapid Response Network has helped more than 5,000 migrants in its temporary shelter.

Stockton Unified settles state complaint over discriminatory policing practices

January 22, 2019

The Stockton Unified School District has agreed to five years of state monitoring to settle a complaint by the California Department of Justice alleging that for years the district and its police department systematically discriminated against black and Latino students and students with disabilities when referring them to law enforcement and making arrests.