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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or suggestions.
2017 - 2018 Action Forums
Action Forum Date Title and Topic Presenter
"Calling all TCM members: We need your expertise and input! Join us for an interactive presentation and discussion on Preconception - 5 Blueprint Planning and Advocacy DATA WALK"
Facilitated by: First 5 Fresno County, Harder + Company
“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
4/13/18 Can We Really Talk? Cultivating a “Psychological Safe Place” to Have an Interracial Conversation About Race and Racism. - PPT Edwin Javius, EDEquity Inc.
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
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
Reducing Preterm Birth: How Can We Influence Change for a Healthier Community? - PPT
Sandra Flores, Preterm Birth Initiative Fresno
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
Brenna Hughes, Community Medical Center
4/28/17 Examining Our Pipeline: How are Current Education, Justice, and Economic Systems Supporting our Most Vulnerable Children?
Video - PPT
Tia Martinez, Forward Change 3/3/17 Restorative Justice in Fresno County: What are the Economic and Public Safety Impacts? Video - PPT Mary Louise Frampton 1/27/17 Using Kindergarten Readiness to Inform What is Happening During a Child’s Earliest Years. Video - PPT Kendra Rogers, Children Now
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Erica Ybarra published Fresno County Childcare Subsidy Pilot (AB 258) in Blog 2017-07-23 21:03:33 -0700
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,Read more
2) family fees,
3) reimbursement rates,
4) and methods of maximizing the efficient use of subsidy funds.