a San Diego nonprofit organization that provides leadership, technical assistance, advocacy and cross-system collaboration to improve the lives of children and families. The Initiative identifies issues impacting children, youth and families in San Diego from community input and current San Diego data and research. The Children’s Initiative works to assist government, schools and community organizations in being more efficient, increasing investment in prevention and intervention programs, maximizing dollars for direct services in communities, reducing violence and crime, and increasing academic success for our children and youth.
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Touching Minds, Shaping Futures
After School Program Staff Development Conference
TMSF is a free, bi-annual professional development conference for before and after school staff. The conference provides interactive quality workshops facilitated by experienced presenters and on-site experts.
Workshop topics include, but are not limited to: academic & homework support, alignment to the common core standards, enrichment activities, youth development, behavior management, health & fitness, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math), gang awareness & prevention, and program & staff development.
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about children in America?
Did you know that 1 in 3 children are behind a
year or more in school?
Did you know that 1 out of 24 children do not live
with either parent?
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San Diego County Report Card on
Children and Families - 2011
The County Board of Supervisors and the Children’s Initiative released the 2011 San Diego County Report Card on Children and Families on February 28, 2012, following an introduction by Vice Chairman Greg Cox and Supervisor Dianne Jacob. The newest Report Card tells us how our children and families are faring in the domains of health, education, welfare, and economic support. As a widely accepted guide for program and policy development in San Diego County, the Report Card provides not only trend and comparative data, but best practices for prevention and intervention, and specific recommendations for improving progress in San Diego County. This Report Card expands its coverage and information with a section on the Health and Human Services Agency groundbreaking community health initiative, Live Well! San Diego.
This Report Card also introduces a new feature that expands its scope and usefulness. This edition introduces feature boxes that highlight emerging trends --- issues that may not yet have robust data, but that warrant attention. These feature boxes include the plight of our military families, preterm elective deliveries, chronic absence, disproportionate minority contact and children exposed to domestic violence among others.
The 2011 Report Card shows that we are making progress with 13 indicators, including births to teens, obesity, school achievement, youth using alcohol, juvenile arrests and probation, DUI-related crashes, nutrition assistance, health coverage, child abuse, unintentional injuries and infant mortality. The data also indicate that more work needs to be done to increase rates of immunization increase dental care, improve school attendance and reduce childhood poverty and domestic violence. For further information please contact Project
Director, Linda Wong Kerberg.
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