The CCY Blog

Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely in 2020

November 18, 2020

California, CYCL Article, CYCL News

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we’re full swing into this Holiday season. As we talked about in our how to guide on Halloween, celebrating the Holidays and connecting with friends and family can be a substantial way to increase your mental health during these times.

The following information are guidelines we’ve borrowed via the Center for Disease Control (CDC), but absolutely should not supersede guidelines and mandates set by your local, county, or state officials. Remember that the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household. 

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Meet Our Youth Homelessness Champions!

November 6, 2020

California, CCY Docs

Earlier today as a part of Runaway And Homeless Youth Prevention Month 2020 (#RHYPM2020), we happily announced our three Champions of Youth Homelessness, Assemblymembers Eloise Reyes and Mike Gibson as well as Homeless Education Project Manager of San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools, Brenda Dowdy.  If you weren’t able to check out our webinar live, be sure to check out the recording below!

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November is Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month

November 1, 2020

California, CCY Docs, Youth Voices

Runaway and Homeless Youth Prevention Month (RHYPM) is a statewide awareness campaign spearheaded each November by the California Coalition for Youth (CCY), its members, supporters, and advocates for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in California. It also coincides with National Runaway Prevention Month, the national effort of the National Runaway Safeline.

Our mission this November is to increase awareness, advocate, and educate on behalf of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness and youth runaways in California. Through a month-long social media campaign and a variety of events being held by our member organizations, we hope to point out the overlap between at-risk and underserved youth and young adult populations. While many people tend to think of various youth and young adult populations as separate, the fact is that issues such as bullying, abuse, youth violence, human trafficking, LGBTQ+, foster care, substance abuse, and the juvenile justice system, are often interconnected.

Download our RHYPM 2020 Toolkit and help us spread awareness today!

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Do I Need Help? A Mental Health Guide for Youth and Families

October 22, 2020

CYCL Article, CYCL News

We all have mental health challenges or experience(d) mental health challenges in the past. But when can we tell if it becomes a situation where we need to find help? Many youth (and adults) will brush off some mental health symptoms as ‘having an off day/week/month/year,’ but at what point do we tell someone, or seek professional guidance? Hopefully the following can help.

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Celebrating Halloween Safely in 2020

October 21, 2020

CYCL Article, CYCL News, Uncategorized

 

We are well into October, which means the weather is more brisk and the leaves are changing to beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. It also means Halloween is upon us! Because of COVID-19 Halloween will look a bit different, but it doesn’t have to not be fun! In fact by having safe fun this Halloween it helps us practice mindfulness and increase our mental health! The following information is from the Center of Disease Control on having a safe Halloween this year.

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