Supreme Court to Discuss Case of Cross-Border Killing in 2010 (Policy Article #1)

In June 2010, a 15-year old boy, Sergio Hernandez, was shot and killed by a border patrolman, Jesus Mesa, near the Mexican border.  Hernandez, along with several other boys, were daring each other to touch the wall when they were found by Mesa.  According to the article, Mesa had detained one of the boys and … Continue reading Supreme Court to Discuss Case of Cross-Border Killing in 2010 (Policy Article #1) Continue reading

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was originally conducted from 1995-1997. This was the first study to document the association between childhood traumatic experiences and risky behaviors, health conditions, diseases and premature death later in life. Essentials for Childhood along with California Department of Public Health collaborated in 2016 to analyze the findings from this […] Continue reading

1.2 million eligible children in California do not receive child care services

A recent report by the California Budget and Policy Center found that 1.2 million eligible children in California did not receive child care services through the state’s child care program. Out of 1.4 million eligible, only 218,000 received child care. Lack of available child care impedes California’s economic growth. Continue reading