The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP), Congress’ most recent package for COVID-19 relief provides nearly $123 billion in aid for K-12 education through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER), including several reservations to support students experiencing homelessness and other marginalized student groups. In addition to the $123 billion in ESSER funds, ARP includes $800 million in funding specifically dedicated to support the identification, enrollment, and school participation of children and youth experiencing homelessness, including through wrap-around services. A summary of the timing, allocation, and uses of these funds is here.
When the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) launched the first research on LGBTQ youth and families 20 years ago, they found that families have a compelling impact on their LGBTQ children’s health and well-being. This website offers a map of national programs and facilities, research on the role of families in promoting well-being for LGBTW young people, and evidence-based resource.
26th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County
Source: OC Health Care Agency
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): City or County Agency Staff, Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or AdministratorsAccess Annual Report
The Orange County Children’s Partnership (OCCP) recently released the 27th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County which examines four focus areas: Good Health, Economic Well-Being, Educational Achievement and Safe Homes and Communities. Each focus area includes the most recent data on specific metrics of child wellness. This announcement provides a summary of data indicators from each focus area to quickly identify the direction of trends today compared to ten years ago.
Veteran and military families face many unique challenges. They may struggle with the stress of deployment (or coming home), parenting, finances, employment, or domestic violence. SFSC’s services are designed to help veteran and active duty families find community resources, support kids, build resiliency, develop effective parenting skills, and manage stress. SFSC understands the challenges of veteran and military families because our team has lived military service backgrounds – personally or through a family member. Our team of Peer Navigators and Clinical Case Managers understand what it means to be a veteran or active duty family. Who we serve We provide free support for all of Orange County’s military- and veteran-connected families with children, regardless of length of service, type of discharge, rate of disability, financial need or marital status. We also provide services to extended family members who are providing guardianship over the children of veterans, active duty and reservists. We want to hear from you For more information or to make an appointment, call (714) 953-4455, extension 661.
The RESET Toolbox is full of resources to minimize anxiety and build resilience in children and teens. Parents, educators, school/district administrators, students, community members, youth-serving organizations, and collaborative agencies will learn how to help kids and teens cope with stress including social isolation. Our collective goal is to help children and teens in Orange County, California overcome the challenges of COVID-19 and other adversity that they may be facing. The outcomes we’re working to achieve are: Students apply new social-emotional skills that lead to increased classroom engagement, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person. Staff from schools and youth-serving agencies are supported and empowered to create welcoming and emotionally safe school environments when in-person school resumes. Families learn how to access mental health services available to them and feel confident in the support. Families, educators, school administrators, and community partners support and improve academic achievement and resilience by addressing students’ social-emotional needs. The RESET Toolbox is free of cost to all residents of Orange County, California.