Child Trauma

For Low-Income Youth in California, Much is Promised But Little Received with Mental Health Services

 Adela Carranco was just 11 years old when her mother discovered she was planning to kill herself. Her suicidal intentions were tapped out in cold detail on her cell phone, from options for ending her […]

Candidate Governor Gavin Newsom
Child Welfare

The Future of California’s Children: Gavin Newsom on the Issues

This week, The Chronicle of Social Change is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and […]

candidate John Chiang
Child Welfare

The Future of California’s Children: John Chiang on the Issues

This week, The Chronicle of Social Change is publishing a series of posts from leading candidates running to succeed Jerry Brown as California’s next governor. The state’s longest-serving governor, Brown leaves behind a legacy of strong fiscal stewardship and […]

Child Welfare

More than a Million Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Next Month if Congress Fails to Fund CHIP

Despite new indications that renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could actually save the federal government money, Congress has yet to pass a reauthorization of the program. Nearly 1.7 million out of the 9 […]

Child Trauma

Good Health Starts With Smart Screening

Imagine if a few quick questions at your child’s next check-up could unlock the door to your child having improved success in school and work, stronger personal relationships, and a healthier, happier, longer life. What […]