December 21, 2016
Crime doesn’t happen in isolation. It’s about networks, like the block you live on and the web of relationships you have. Families Rising has worked with 180 youths and their families. The numbers speak for themselves: Of the participants who completed treatment, 97 percent avoided a career-derailing criminal record and 92 percent avoided jail time. more »
November 20, 2016
We have a day for giving thanks and two days for sales and buying presents. Now there is a day for giving back. #GivingTuesday is a social media movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the holiday season. Making a gift to help others by supporting a charity of your choice, more »
November 8, 2016
By Jocelyn Wiener November 3, 2016 One out of five California adults with children living in their homes were beaten, kicked or physically abused when they were children, and one in ten were sexually abused, according to data released recently by a children’s health foundation. Experts believe that’s an undercount.
October 31, 2016 As the nation continues to confront an epidemic of opioid and prescription painkiller addiction and overdoses, its victims seem to flood emergency rooms. But a study out Monday highlights a surprising group of patients suffering from opioid poisoning at rates that have also marked a dramatic increase: adolescents, children and even toddlers.
July 14, 2015
What is CIT? CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve the way law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. Getting Started Community partnerships are the key more »
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