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  • published Past Action Forums in Action Forums 2018-04-09 09:07:08 -0700

    Past Action Forums

    The TCM Action Forums have become a central source for convening and informing local stakeholders. The topics and speakers have been carefully selected and are helping to bring focus to key issues facing our children and families. Here is a summary of past Action Forum dates, topics, presentations and presenters. Contact with any questions or suggestions.

    2017 - 2018 Action Forums

    Action Forum Date Title and Topic Presenter


    Using Kindergarten Readiness to Inform What is Happening During a Child’s Earliest Years. VideoPPT

    Kendra Rogers, Children Now


    Restorative Justice in Fresno County: What are the Economic and Public Safety Impacts?  Video - PPT

    Mary Louise Frampton


    Examining Our Pipeline: How are Current Education, Justice, and Economic Systems Supporting our Most Vulnerable Children? 

    Tia Martinez, Forward Change


    Heads Up: How do Sports and Recreation Related Concussions Affect a Child’s Developing Brain?  Video - PPT

    Brenna Hughes, Community Medical Center


    Choosing Our Future: How can we Transform our School System to Truly Prepare Students for a Life of Well-Being?  Video

    Diego Arambula, GO Public Schools Fresno


    Reducing Preterm Birth: How Can We Influence Change for a Healthier Community?PPT

    Sandra Flores, Preterm Birth Initiative Fresno


    How Children who have had Everything Taken Away are Getting a Second Chance at a New Life: The Courts Response to Human Trafficking in Fresno County.PPT

    Hon. Kimberly Nystrom-Geist


    How Can We Use Real Time Data to Better Develop Prevention Strategies? Leveraging the Fresno PD Chaplaincy to Help Children in Need.PPT

    Rodney Lowery, Fresno Police Chaplaincy


    Can We Really Talk? Cultivating a “Psychological Safe Place” to Have an Interracial Conversation About Race and Racism.PPT

    Edwin Javius, EDEquity Inc.


    “Suicide Prevention Collaborative and other topics related to behavioral and mental health" - PPT

    Dawan Utecht, Director of Behavioral Health and Public Guardian, Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health

  • published Our Children This Week 2017-09-20 14:48:28 -0700

    Our Children This Week

    The Children's Movement of Fresno is a trusted and reliable source of information in our community. Monitoring the wide range of issues that affect Fresno County’s children and families, and making that information readily available on a regular basis is an important component of our work. Our Children This Week (OCTW) will provide access to local, state and national news and policy information as well as meeting agendas for local decision making bodies. All this, each week, directly to your inbox.

    Please note, TCM is not taking a position on the merits of specific stories or legislation. The intent is to keep our child advocacy partners up-to-date on important news, public policy efforts and agenda items. 



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  • published Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (AB 258) in Blog 2017-07-23 21:03:33 -0700

    Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (AB 258)


    The Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (or AB 258) would authorize Fresno County to develop and implement an individualized county child care subsidy plan. Like similar pilot projects before, AB 258 would give Fresno County limited local flexibility to maximize allocated funding and efficiently use child care subsidy funds in order to meet local conditions.

    Without taking funds from other counties, or increasing state costs, the Pilot will permit waivers of specific state rules:

    1) family eligibility criteria,
    2) family fees,
    3) reimbursement rates, 
    4) and methods of maximizing the efficient use of subsidy funds.

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