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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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Covered CA Seeking Certified Enrollment Entities

Organizations interested in becoming a Certified Enrollment Entity should complete an Enrollment Entity Application.

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Next National Certification of Parent Leaders

Announcing an exciting new National Certification of Parent Leaders by the National Center on Shared Leadership® and Parents Anonymous® Inc.

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CFRA 2013 Legislative Wrap-Up

On Sunday, October 13, the Governor finalized action on all bills sent to him from the Legislature. All-in-all, the year was quite successful for CFRA's priority legislation. With the exception of 3 of the bills CFRA was supporting, the remaining bills that made it to the Governor's desk were signed in to law.

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Join CFRA & CNFSN at our Convening October 30, 2013

The CA Family Resource Association invites you to join family strengthening networks from across the state at our convening co-sponsored by CFRA and CNFSN! There will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to network, share ideas and experiences, and gain new tools and information you won't want to miss!

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Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect: Trends and Issues

The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office has just released a report entitled "Protecting Children from Abuse and Neglect: Trends and Issues." The report outlines state and county roles, how outcomes of children involved in the Child Welfare Services (CWS) system have changed in recent years, and issues for legislative consideration to improve future CWS outcomes.

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Audit Finds MHSA in Need of Improved Oversight

Earlier this year, the California Legislature requested an audit of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). The report highlighted that the entities primarily responsible for overseeing MHSA programs during this period provided little oversight. It also identified concerns such as counties using different and inconsistent approaches in assessing and reporting on their MHSA programs.

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CFRA 2013 Legislative Update

CFRA's Policy Committee is made up members from across the state who meet monthly to inform the development of CFRA's statewide policy agenda and legislative priorities. The Committee infuses CFRA's policy agenda with the pulse and perspective of the field, helping to align our state level policy agenda with the local priorities of FRCs. In 2013, with guidance from our Policy Committee, CFRA has chosen to support the following bills:

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CFRA Joins Forces with Child Abuse Prevention Center

The California Family Resource Association (CFRA) has announced it is joining forces with the Sacramento-based Child Abuse Prevention Center, or CAP Center.

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Cuts and Consequences: Key Facts About CalWORKs in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

A new report from the California Budget Project (CBP) takes an in-depth look at Governor Brown's proposed cuts to CalWORKs, the state's welfare-to-work program. Cuts and Consequences explores how the economic downturn has affected low-income families and children, and how the Governor's Proposed 2012-13 Budget would fundamentally change the program. Read Cuts and Consequences here: Cuts and Consequences