San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo)
APA Family Support Services - Child Abuse Prevention Program
APA Family Support Services is a not-for-profit organization that serves Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities in San Francisco. The Child Abuse Prevention Program targets low-income monolingual Asian and Pacific Islander (API) families whose children are at high-risk for abuse or are neglected and who have been referred to Child Protective Services. Services include bilingual/bicultural referrals, in-home parenting education, information and support on children’s health and safety, and evidence-based parenting classes. The primary goal of the program is to strengthen and stabilize families so that children are protected and nurtured. HFC funds will support four Family Advocates and cover a portion of the program’s costs.
CALICO Center - Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Intervention
CALICO Center is an interview center that serves child victims of abuse and violence by bringing together police officers, child welfare workers, prosecutors, and other professionals (the multi-disciplinary team) to conduct investigations and provide treatment. The Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Intervention program trains Alameda County professionals (front-line staff, mid-level managers, agency leaders and law enforcement professionals) in multidisciplinary child abuse investigation and inter-agency communication. The program also includes data collection to assess and enhance protocols and policies. HFC funds will support the Training Coordinator/Child Interview Specialist and the MDT Coordinator/Child Interview Specialist.
Children’s Hospital & Research Center at Oakland - Fussy Baby Oakland Program
The Fussy Baby Program at the Children’s Hospital & Research Center in Oakland identifies babies whose parents report that excessive sleeping, eating, and crying is increasing their stress level. Studies have shown that inconsolable infant crying can increase child abuse at six weeks of age. The program works with parents of fussy babies to decrease parental stress and develop soothing strategies. The program also provides 24-hour warm-line telephone support for parents, home visits for infants that are uninsured or underinsured, evaluation on the effectiveness of the program, and training for physicians, pediatric providers, and community professionals serving children. HFC funds will support program staff and cover a portion of the program’s costs. http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Community Violence Solutions - Children’s Interview Center
Community Violence Solutions (CVS) is a not-for-profit organization that addresses sexual assault and family violence in Contra Costa and Marin counties. The Children’s Interview Center serves child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members. Services include child-centered, forensic interviews (conducted in English and Spanish), child therapy, case management, parent education, and training for first responders. The primary goals of the program are to reduce trauma for child victims of abuse, increase safety for children and the community, and increase healing for families impacted by violence. HFC funds will support program staff.
Compass Family Services - Compass Family Resource Center
Compass Family Services is a not-for-profit social service agency addressing homelessness in San Francisco. The Compass Family Resource Center (CFRC) serves families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness by providing parenting classes, support groups, drop-in assistance, therapy, case management, and childcare. The primary goal of CFRC is to improve overall family functioning in order to support healthy child development. HFC funds will support the Bilingual Childcare Worker and cover a portion of the childcare activities.
Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department - Family Visitation Program: Community Based Family Visitation Centers
Contra Costa County Children and Family Services (CFS), a Bureau of the Employment and Human Services Department (EHSD), provides mandated child welfare services in Contra Costa County. The Family Visitation Program provides county-wide community based visitation centers for families involved with the child welfare system that have children placed in foster care. The Visitation Centers provide: (1) supervised visits that are easily accessible for children, their families and their care providers, (2) support groups, (3) interactive parenting education, and (4) community resource referral. The primary goal of the Visitation Centers is to improve timely reunification outcomes. HFC funds will support program staff and cover a portion of the program’s costs.
East Bay Agency for Children - Ariana Project
East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) is a youth and family not-for-profit agency in Alameda County. The Ariana Project serves the Afghan refugee community in Fremont, California and surrounding areas where there are high incidences of domestic violence and child abuse. The project also trains a select group of Afghan women and men to conduct the Child Assault Prevention and Nurturing Parent Program as Prevention Specialist Interns. The primary goal of the project is to increase the Afghan community’s ability to self-educate regarding child abuse prevention. HFC funds will support the Program Director, the Prevention Educators, and cover a portion of the project’s costs.
First Place for Youth - Policy Initiative Project
First Place for Youth is a Bay Area -based nonprofit serving youth who “age out” of the foster care system. The Policy Initiative Project advocates for transition-age youth and influences policy to ensure the effective use of public funds. Specifically, the project will continue advocacy efforts on the state and local levels to ensure the successful implementation of California’s Fostering Connections to Success Act, which extends foster care services to youth up until the age of 21. The project will also outline a program expansion plan and modify internal systems to serve older foster care youth. HFC funds will support the Chief Policy Officer.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services - Child Trauma Training Institute
Jewish Family and Children’s Services is a San Francisco multi-service not-for-profit agency serving the West Bay Area. The Child Trauma Training Institute disseminates evidence-based and best practice models for working with abused children and children suffering from trauma primarily through a nine-month curriculum designed for mental health professionals. The curriculum consists of once-monthly training and twice-monthly small group case consultation on trauma theory and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Supplemental presentations are open to clinicians not enrolled in the full program. HFC funds will help support program directors, trainers, and administrative staff in order to maintain the subsidized cost of the training for participants.
La Casa de Las Madres - Domestic Violence Drop In Counseling Center
La Casa de Las Madres is a not-for-profit organization that provides services to victims of domestic violence in San Francisco and its surrounding areas. The Domestic Violence Drop In Counseling Center is a resource for victims and survivors of domestic violence offering free, confidential and multilingual intervention and prevention services such as safety planning, counseling, support groups, and case management. The primary goals of the center are to prevent further trauma and abuse, interrupt the intergenerational cycle of violence, and enable healing. HFC funds will support the program advocates and other staff, and will cover a portion of the program’s costs.
La Clínica de La Raza, Inc. - Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Project
La Clínica de La Raza is a not-for-profit organization serving the Spanish-speaking and/or Latino community in the San Francisco East Bay Area. The Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Project serves monolingual Spanish and/or limited English-speaking families and children in Alameda County who have experienced domestic violence, child abuse or are at risk of abuse/neglect. Services include treatment groups for children, parent support groups focusing on safety, and individual motivational assessments of parents. The primary goal of the project is to break intergenerational patterns of abuse and violence. HFC funds will support the therapists and other program staff, and will cover a portion of the project’s costs.
Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford - SCAN Team
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital’s SCAN Team helps hospital caregivers recognize, assess, and respond to physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect of children from the San Francisco Bay Area. On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the SCAN Team responds to requests for medical consultation when child abuse is suspected and works with patient families to address their health and safety needs. The primary goals of the program are to enhance training and education for caregivers, increase program capacity for assessing and responding to suspected abuse cases, and improve staff aptitude. HFC funds will support the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and cover a portion of the program’s costs. Funds allocated for a regional conference postponed until this fall are also included in this grant.
National Center for Youth Law - Psychotropic Medication and Children in Foster Care
The National Center for Youth Law is a not-for-profit organization serving low income children. The Psychotropic Medication project will address the problems and risks associated with the high rate of psychotropic drug administration among children in foster care. The project will assist organizations in the drafting of comprehensive guidelines for the safe and appropriate use and monitoring of drugs for foster children so that they are protected. HFC funds will support program directors and attorneys, and will cover a portion of the program’s costs.
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - Children's Advocacy Center: Forensic Privacy & Security Project
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is the lead agency of a city-wide, collaborative effort to create a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in San Francisco. The San Francisco CAC will be a comprehensive facility equipped to respond to incidents of suspected child maltreatment and exposure to violence. The CAC brings together public and private partners to assess, investigate, review, and follow each case of suspected child abuse, and to collaborate on ongoing treatment of victims, their families, and perpetrators, all in one centralized location. HFC funds will cover a portion of the costs for child-friendly forensic interview spaces.
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center - Intensive & Integrated Safety Web Services: Pilot Program
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center’s Intensive Safety Web Program provides school-based child abuse prevention and awareness education to children, teachers, school administrators, and parents. The program will serve students at high-needs elementary schools while developing measures to track students’ knowledge gain and behavior change. The primary goals of the program are to educate children to help them avoid abuse and facilitate disclosures of abuse while also teaching parents and school staff how to identify, report, and handle suspected cases of child abuse and neglect. HFC funds will support program staff and consultants, and will cover a portion of the program’s costs.
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates - Pre-Emancipation Program
The San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (SFCASA) is a community-based organization that provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children. The Pre-Emancipation Program serves foster youth ages 14 and up as well as a new group of non-minor dependents covered by California SB 12, which extends foster care services to youth up to 21 years of age. Services include individual assessment, advocacy, and mentorship for foster youth. The primary goal of the program is to help older foster youth transition into successful independent living. HFC funds will support the Program Director, Education Advocacy Coordinator, and cover a portion of the volunteer training and recruitment costs.
Shelter Network of San Mateo County - Family and Children’s Support Project
Shelter Network is a not-for-profit organization serving San Mateo County’s homeless families and individuals. The Family and Children’s Support Project serves at-risk homeless families residing in Shelter Network’s homeless shelters by providing therapy and training. The project also trains interns who will become future professional psychotherapists. The primary goal of the project is to provide mental health services to address the emotional distress that an episode of homelessness has on young children and to improve family functioning of at-risk families. HFC funds will support the interns, their supervisors, and other program staff, and will cover a portion of the project’s costs.
StarVista - Family Centered Support
StarVista is a not-for-profit organization serving children, youth, adults, and families in San Mateo County. The Family Centered Support program serves ethnically diverse, low-income, at-risk families with children ages 0 to 5. Services include home visiting and case management to help families build upon their strengths and keep children safe. Families also receive help identifying resources in the community to address the many stressors they face, such as extreme poverty and immigration issues. HFC funds will support the program manager.
University of California, San Francisco - Preventing Multigenerational Foster Care Involvement: Understanding Resilience Factors
The Child Trauma Research Program (CTRP) of the University of California, San Francisco, is a treatment outcome research and training institution. The Preventing Multigenerational Foster Care Involvement project is a study to investigate factors associated with the ability of women raised in foster care to care for their infants and young children without the need for child welfare intervention. The primary goal of the project is to identify protective factors that can shape interventions to prevent multigenerational child welfare involvement in families. HFC funds will support the researchers and cover a portion of the project’s costs. This grant includes funds that could not be spent in the previous year due to administrative requirements.
University of San Francisco - Child Advocacy Clinic
The University of San Francisco’s Child Advocacy Clinic provides free, crucial legal representation and related advocacy to children in abuse, neglect, and/or dependency cases, while simultaneously providing law students with invaluable training and real-world experience in child welfare law. Under the Clinic Director’s supervision, close support, and mentorship, Clinic interns represent clients at all stages of judicial proceedings in the courts to achieve positive outcomes that bring safety and stability to abused and neglected children. HFC funds will support the Clinic Director and Program Assistant, and will cover a portion of the program’s costs.
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The Alliance for Children’s Rights – Adoption and Guardianship: Safety Nets & Forever Families
The Alliance for Children's Rights is a free legal services organization dedicated to protecting the rights of abused and impoverished children. The Adoption and Guardianship program provides adoptions for foster children and legal guardianships for children whose parents can no longer provide for them but who have family members or friends that are willing to care for them and keep them out of the foster care system. The goal of the program is to provide children with the support and protection that comes from being in stable, permanent families. HFC funds will support the legal team in charge of adoption and guardianship cases.
CASA of Los Angeles – Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Children in the Dependency Court System
CASA of Los Angeles recruits, trains, and deploys committed court appointed special advocates who are assigned to foster children in L.A. County. The Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Children program provides CASA services to infants and toddlers entering the child welfare system and Early Childhood Training for volunteers specializing in children 0 to 5. The goal of the program is to increase the number of very young children served to achieve permanency more quickly and successfully. HFC funds will support two Early Childhood Senior Program Coordinators.
Children’s Bureau of Southern California – NuParent
Children’s Bureau is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in Southern California. The NuParent program provides parent education and parent-infant bonding for vulnerable families with children ages 0 to 5. Parents learn about child development and child rearing, and they learn how to bond with their young children through joint activities. The goal of the program is to teach parents to provide a healthy, nurturing environment in their children’s critical early years. HFC funds will support the NuParent Program Director.
Northridge Hospital Foundation – Center for Assault Treatment Services
Northridge Hospital is a nonprofit medical facility serving residents of San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. The Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) program provides medical evidentiary exams, forensic interviews, counseling, and case management to children who have been abused and their families. The goal of the program is to increase the number of disclosures made and to make sure that children have access to the services they need. HFC funds will support a part-time bilingual forensic interviewer specializing in child interviews in Spanish in order to increase the number of interviews with bilingual and monolingual Spanish speakers.
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