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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.

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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ACTION ALERT: Contact your Senator to help prevention programs

Your action is needed today in support of the Family First Prevention Services Act! The bill provides important funding for prevention services including ‎mental health, ‎substance abuse, and skill-based parenting programs like home visiting.

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CFRA Webinar: Take Your Advocacy and Community Organizing to the Next Level

Wondering what the next steps are for your organization to become more effective advocates? Join CFRA on July 27 for a free webinar to learn how to strengthen your advocacy work.

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New Strategies Grantees!

OCAP has awarded $2.5 million annually for its statewide training and technical assistance Strategies grant to a partnership of three agencies: The Child Abuse Prevention Center, Children’s Bureau, and San Diego State University Social Policy Institute.

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Capitol Report: Governor's May Revise for the 2016-17 Budget

Governor Brown's revised budget implements proposals aimed at addressing poverty and improving economic stability, including housing and homelessness, and additional funding for Medi-Cal.

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New Law Boosts Paid Family Leave Benefits

Low-income families will get a boost in their Paid Family Leave benefits, and CFRA is proud to say that our members played an important role.

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April is 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.

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Register for 2016 Capitol Day!

As a member of the family strengthening community, your involvement in advocacy is imperative. Attend Capitol Day to share your vision for children and families with key decision makers and receive tools and training to become a better advocate for children and families.

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Spread the Word About the Children's Trust Fund Tax Donation Option

The State Children's Trust Fund is one of the few statewide resources that supports local child abuse prevention. Please help spread the word about this donation option available when people fill out their taxes.

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Webinar: Immigration Program for Parents and Youth: What FRCs Need to Know Now

This webinar will help FRCs keep up with changing immigration laws and programs. It will cover strategies for educating families on these immigration laws and more.

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Learn Best Practices for FRC and School Partnerships

A strong partnership between a school district and its local FRC can help with early intervention and lead to improved outcomes for students. Learn more about best practices for building these partnerships.

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Advocacy Webinar Series

Join CFRA for a free series of trainings about how your nonprofit can effectively and legally do advocacy work to create vibrant communities for our children and families.

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Capitol Report: Governor Brown's 2016-17 Budget Proposal

On January 7, Governor Brown unveiled his $170.6 billion State Budget proposal for FY 2016-2017.

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