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News & Events

Welcome to CFRA's News & Events page where you can learn about breaking news, current events, pending legislation, and other critical information affecting the children, families and communities you serve.

FRC Funding Steam Advocacy Letter
We are asking you to sign on to a very important letter that focuses specifically on our Family Resource Centers. To transform and preserve the future of California families, we must fund our future through public resources that reflect primary prevention and early interventions, community-driven practices, frameworks of equity rooted in service delivery, and holistic models of care which integrate whole child, whole family and whole community values.

 

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2019 Prevention Summit

The Prevention Cabinet of the County Welfare Directors Association of California, the California Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP), and Strategies 2.0 will co-host a Prevention Summit on January 31 and February 1 in San Diego.

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CFRA Legislative Update
CFRA has created a legislative update that wraps up the year at the Capitol. It provides information about Governor Brown's year as his final term comes to a close, the political climate for the next election, and bills that CFRA and CAPC have supported throughout the year. Read More…
Opioid Crisis Response Act 2018

Two provisions we care about in the bipartisan, comprehensive opioids package, The Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 are in jeopardy. We need as many advocates as possible from California to reach out to Majority Leader McCarthy today to ask that the provisions be included in the final package.

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CLINIC DOJ Accreditation Webinar
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) partnered with us to provided a FREE training to our members on how to become a DOJ recognized organization with accredited staff.   Read More…
Federal Appropriations Alert: Contact Congress today!

Congress is working on finalizing Fiscal Year 2019 (FY2019) appropriations bills. Appropriators are determining funding levels for programs Prevent Child Abuse America has identified as essential to reducing child abuse and neglect, promoting healthy child development, and improving parental education and increasing job prospects for all families.

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A message from our President & CEO, Sheila Boxley

During this ongoing time when so many parts of our great state are experiencing the trauma of natural disasters, we wanted to express our gratitude for all of you supporting your communities and fellow residents. Above all, please take care of yourselves. You are valuable and vital.

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Help Stop Additional Restrictions on County Funding!

Please join CFRA in opposing Assembly Bill 1250, which would undermine the ability of nonprofits to provide critical services to our communities. Use our template to send a letter of opposition by August 18, 2017.

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Governor Brown signed the 2017-2018 State Budget

Find out about changes to the Department of Social Service (DSS) budget that will likely impact our field.

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CFRA WEBINAR: Immigration Issue Updates
Join CFRA on June 15, 2017 to discuss the latest developments regarding the rights of the immigrant communities FRCs serve. Read More…
ACTION ALERT: SB-426 CA Families and Children Home Visit Program

Please help send letters of support for SB 426, a bill about home visitation, family resource centers, and national service participation.

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Action Alert: Help Save AmeriCorps

We need to rally the troops and ask our networks to speak out on behalf of national service programs. Let Congress know how important these programs are to your community.

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New Immigration Resources

Now more than ever, we want to make sure you have up-to-date information and resources on Immigration.

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Welcome to CFRA's new Director

We are excited to welcome our new CFRA Director, Michael Williams!

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Federal Updates from the National Child Abuse Coalition

Here are some January 2017 federal policy updates from the National Coalition For Child Abuse.

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Governor’s FY 2017-18 Budget Projects Gap & Significant Uncertainty

Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a $177.1 billion plan for FY 2017-18 budget. The overarching principles include maintaining a balanced budget, bolstering state reserves, increasing education funding, continuing healthcare expansion, counteracting poverty, strengthening transportation infrastructure and combating climate change.

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New family strengthening bills to be enacted in 2017

View new laws that will be enacted January 1 in California, that affect the family strengthening field.

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Action needed on FFPSA

Please encourage your members of Congress TODAY to support the passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act this legislative session.

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What's on the horizon for CFRA in 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to thank our members and share some details about what to expect from CFRA in 2017.

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Register now for CFRA's 2016 Convening for Healthy Communities

Join CFRA's free webinar about furthering health literacy and health equity opportunities for California's immigrant communities, and how the November election may impact these efforts.

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