The CCY Blog

Mental Wellness – Maintenance and Strategies (2/2)

September 24, 2020

California, CYCL Article, CYCL News

Last month, we posted an article providing a few strategies that could be added to any youth’s mental health or wellness plan (if you want to check that out you can click here: Mental Wellness – Maintenance and Strategies part 1 of 2). In this article, we will explore three more useful strategies that you can add to your toolbelt!

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CCY Youth Survey – Impact of COVID-19

September 3, 2020

California, CCY Docs, Policy Alerts, Youth Voices

We are looking for Youth with lived experience with homelessness to please take our survey. Your responses, and any identifying data you provide, will remain anonymous and your participation is an opportunity to maximize current and future investments into resources and services that can help you and other youth remain resilient and reach your full potential. As an added bonus, if you are one of the first 300 youth (age 12-24) participants to take our survey you will receive a $20 Visa eGift Card. Please click on the image below and complete the survey.

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Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools

August 25, 2020

California, CCY Docs, Youth Voices

 The following is a Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools, put together by the California Children’s Trust Organization and Breaking Barriers.  Even Before COVID-19, there was a youth mental health crisis. In the decade prior, children and youth ages 5-19 in the U.S. experienced a 52% increase in mental health hospitalizations, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24. This guide will present a five different ways school districts can partner with state or county-level agencies to access Medi-Cal and expand billable mental health services for their students. This guide will also address the steps that district leaders can take to utilize untapped Medi-Cal funds to help create an integrated, coordinated, and sustainable system of social, emotional, and mental health support for students.

>>>Click here to download the full pdf of the “Practical Guide for Financing Social, Emotional, and Mental Health in Schools.”

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Mental Wellness – Maintenance and Strategies (1/2)

August 20, 2020

California, CYCL Article, CYCL News

Last month we published our Youth Mental Wellness Guide, where youth learn how to maintain their mental wellness during these current challenging times.  In this two part series, we will provide actionable tips and strategies to add to any wellness plan, these items that can be done day to day to maintain and improve mental health.

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