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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 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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2015 Year in Review

In 2015, CFRA focused on a range of issues from health literacy to immigration reform. We shared grants, resources, and trainings with our members, and brought together hundreds of partners at our events. Above all, CFRA focused on positioning the family strengthening field to maximize emerging opportunities and impact policy change.

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New CFRA Report: FRCs: Their Impact on Community Health Issues

Read about how the family strengthening approach was used in five unique ways to activate diverse groups of parents, youth, and other community members to impact the health and wellness challenges they care about.

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Funding Stream Fact Sheets and Webinar Series

CFRA has created fact sheets about government funding streams commonly used by FRCs. The fact sheets provide info FRCs can use as a guide to help match funding to their mission, including purpose of the funding, oversight and accountability, allocation methods, reporting requirements, and basic eligibility.

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2015 Legislative Wrap Up

View a recap of the 2015 California legislative session.

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Webinar: Understanding Health Literacy

Understanding health literacy can help the families we serve get the health information they need. Please join CFRA and the Institute for Healthcare Advancement on Tuesday, October 6 for a webinar.

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Governor Brown signed the Children's Trust Fund Bill!

The Children's Trust Fund is one of the few statewide resources that specifically supports innovative local child abuse prevention and intervention projects in California, and this restores access to about half of its total annual revenue!

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Congratulations to CFRA's New Grantees

Congratulation to the four partners selected to participate in CFRA’s latest grant project: Improving the Health of Undocumented Californians.

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Register for CFRA's 2015 Fall Conference

Registration is open for CFRA's 2015 Fall Conference: Promoting Health Equity through Family Strengthening. Join CFRA to learn more about successful community-based strategies to promote health equity and strong families.

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ACTION ALERT: Help us get the Children’s Trust Fund Bill signed by Gov. Brown!

We need your help encouraging Governor Brown to sign the bill into law! This is the last push we need to get it signed and taking action is simple...

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Save the Date: CFRA’s 2015 Fall Conference

Addressing social, economic, and educational inequalities, particularly among low-income families and communities of color, is a critical strategy for improving California’s health. Join CFRA to learn more about successful community-based strategies to promote health equity and strong families.

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