This guide is intended to support local education agencies (LEAs) and county behavioral health departments (BHDs) as they seek to partner to deliver comprehensive, high-quality school mental health services. These are challenging collaborative efforts with helpful information and tools to address barriers spread out in many different places. The goal of this resource is to create a library of helpful resources and organize tools around critical topics and challenges. Through this project, we aim to generate applicable resources specific to the needs of partners to further the growth of school mental health partnerships. Each section includes an overview of the topic and a collection of related resources.
This podcast series, produced on behalf of the Children’s Bureau, presents a series of interviews and group conversations intended to provide beneficial information for busy child welfare and social work professionals. The podcasts cover a wide range of topics and provide perspectives from communities served by child welfare agencies along with tips and stories from professionals about implementing new services and programs, working across agencies, and improving practice.
Prevent Child Abuse America is a leading champion for all children across the United States. You can help prevent child abuse and neglect. Evidence shows that children’s early experiences impact them throughout life—positively and negatively. Your contribution will help fund our work to enable the safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments that ensure children and families succeed and communities thrive.
California Child Abuse Laws: California child abuse laws fall within the Penal Code, as they do in other states. The crime is broadly defined to include any type of cruelty inflicted on a child, such as mental abuse, physical abuse, sexual assault or exploitation, and neglect. Charges for physical child abuse often include assault and battery. Child abuse laws also include provisions requiring certain adults with access to children (such as teachers and doctors) to report signs of abuse. Child Abuse in the U.S. Generally speaking, child abuse occurs whenever a parent or caretaker physically, emotionally, or sexually abuses, neglects, or abandons a child. While parents have the right to raise and discipline their children as they see fit, laws regarding child abuse seek to protect children from serious harm. Child abuse in the United States is more common than many people think: Each year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made, involving almost 6 million children.
Social Action Partners (SoACT) developed a mixed-methods study of perceptions and attitudes surrounding domestic violence (DV) in California’s Black/African American community. In this report, SoACT reviewed research findings from the 2017 Black Leaders Survey on Domestic Violence and insights from a series of five focus groups with Black community leaders conducted across the state of California to: Determine how Black community leaders and stakeholders perceive the severity of domestic violence in their communities. Define the root causes of domestic violence in Black communities, as described by Black community leaders and stakeholders.