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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.

Budget Update: Governor Brown Introduces FY15-16 Proposal

Much to the dismay of human services and anti-poverty advocates, Governor Brown's FY15-16 Budget Proposal keeps social services spending flat. Although the proposal does not increase support for children and families, the Legislature appears poised to make children and families one of their top priorities in budget negotiations this cycle.

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Governor Brown Sworn In to Historic 4th Term

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. took the oath of office Monday, January 5, 2015 and delivered his fourth inaugural address, also serving as his yearly State of the State Address.

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CFRA Partnership Featured in Cal Wellness E-Alert

The California Wellness Foundation featured CFRA partners in a recent article about how FRCs are critical to reaching the uninsured and hard-to-reach, and helping California take the next step toward health equity.

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Last Chance to Comment on OCAP's Draft Strategic Plan

The Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) is near completion of its 2015-2017 strategic planning process. If you have not yet weighed in, it’s not too late!

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Action Alert: Final Advocacy Push for PEI Regulations

CFRA will make a final advocacy push this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 to the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) and we encourage CFRA members to join us!

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Webinars: Health Coverage Options for Families

Don't miss CFRA's webinars designed to prepare FRCs to connect kids and families with the health coverage they need.

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Action Alert: Send Your Letter of Support for AB 883

This weekend California's legislative session came to an end and CFRA is happy to report that AB 883 (Cooley), sponsored by The Child Abuse Prevention Center, is heading to the Governor's desk. Please join CFRA in urging the Governor's signature to enact this important program!

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2014 Regional Meetings: Strengthen Our Voices for Children and Families

CFRA invites you and your staff to 2014 Regional Meetings specially designed for family strengthening agencies and advocates.

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Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI) Regulations: Submit Your Comments

Please submit your comments to the MHSOAC and help protect prevention funding for children, youth and families! Three options for weighing in on the PEI regulations...

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Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Regulations Are Changing- Don't Miss Out!

PEI is the second largest component of Proposition 63 or the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Counties must spend at least 20% of their MHSA funds on PEI programs. Join CFRA staff and fellow-CFRA members on a webinar Tuesday, July 15 at 11am to share your questions, concerns, and recommendations.

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Summary of Enacted 2014-2015 Budget

On June 20, Governor Brown signed the $156.3 billion 2014-15 budget into law. Next year's budget focuses on ensuring the state's long term fiscal stability by paying down debt and setting aside over $2 billion for reserves including a Rainy Day Fund. It also makes incremental but significant improvements in the health, education and welfare of California's children and families-- a welcome change after years of harsh and ill-considered cuts.

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Summary of Governor's Proposed Budget - May 2014 Revision

Governor Jerry Brown released his 2014 revised state budget proposal on Tuesday, May 13. Despite the focus on the Medi-Cal expansion, the health and human services budget had virtually no augmentations or restorations, and Brown’s plan shows a disappointing lack of restoration of funding to CalWORKS, childcare, preschool and other programs for low income working families.

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Register to Vote by Monday May 19!

Are you registered to vote? Are you encouraging your clients and community members to vote? Voters much register by this Monday, May 19 to be able to vote on the June 3, 2014 Primary Election.


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$35,000 Grants Available to CFRA Members

CFRA is seeking 5 to 6 partners from our field to receive sub-grants of $35,000 each. Each partner organization will serve as a champion and messenger of the Health Happens Here campaign by engaging in activities that promote the Health Happens Here movement and further the recognition of how FRC/FSOs contribute to strong, healthy communities.

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Show your support for family strengthening legislation

Make your voice heard in the State Legislature! Our advocacy impact is multiplied when CFRA's staff and members participate. CFRA's Policy Committee and staff have identified several bills that may positively impact family strengthening organizations and the communities they serve. Click for bill summaries and template letters of support.

Matrix Outcomes Model Newsletter

Did you know about Matrix Outcomes Model, LLC? Their goal is to provide Family Resource Centers with assessment and data information resources that improve outcomes for children and families. Click to view their latest newsletter and find out more on their website.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Please join us in raising awareness of child abuse and the critical role that family strengthening organizations play in preventing it. Be a part of this national movement for kids and wear blue on Friday, April 4, 2014.

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New Option for Over 700,000 Californians to Express Enroll in Medi-Cal

Beginning in February, the State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) will be sending letters to 153,000 children and 550,000 adults currently enrolled in CalFresh notifying them that they are eligible for express enrollment in Medi-Cal.

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Governor's Proposed 2014-15 Budget Released

Governor Jerry Brown formally released his proposal for the 2014-15 California state budget, which prioritized investments in education, health, public safety, the state's rainy day fund, and paying down California's "wall of debt."

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Summary of Medi-Cal Coverage for Immigrants

Beginning January 1, 2014, all low-income immigrants will be eligible for some form of health care coverage in California! The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network has compiled a report explaining the coverage available to immigrants in Medi-Cal.

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