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Program

California Center for Research on Women and Families

The California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF), established in November 2000, is the sponsor of the California Working Families Policy Summit and also publishes policy primers to educate policymakers, program providers, and the general public about policy issues affecting women and families in California. CCRWF also directed the CalWORKs/Child Welfare Partnership Project, Linkages.

Program Director(s)

Kate Karpilow

Program Site

http://www.ccrwf.org/

Projects

2013 Women’s Policy Summit Conference Sponsorship

The 2013 Women’s Policy Summit and webinars will provide a high-visibility policy conference to increase focus on women’s issues, including women’s health.  Conference tracks include women’s health, preventing poverty and building economic security, and women and power.

2015 Women's Policy Summit

Event sponsorship for the California Center for Research on Women and Families (CCRWF) 2015 Women's Policy Summit.

California Working Families Policy Project

The California Working Families Policy Project includes the California Working Families Policy Summit, a high-level forum to develop and refine public policy recommendations on an array of health and social service issues that affect working families. The project also includes the Working Families Web Forum which, in partnership with HealthyCal.org, publishes columns and articles on policy issues affecting California's working families.

Linkages

From November 2000 through March 2005, CCRWF directed the CalWORKs/Child Welfare Partnership Project, known as Linkages, an effort that aimed to increase knowledge about and implementation of practices to integrate child welfare and public assistance programs in California. The Project was supported by the Stuart Foundation, launched in partnership with the California Department of Social Services, and piloted in 13 California counties.

Merced County Office of Education

The Center is collaborating with Merced to provide consultation to the Merced-based project manager to identify successes and challenges in education and enrollment, specifically the degree to which women’s health and social services providers were mobilized and to set objectives to expand education and enrollment to more fully utilize women’s health and social services providers.

Primer Series for Policymakers and Program Leaders

The California Center for Research on Women and Families produces public policy primers that provide a comprehensive overview of the federal and state bureaucracies, laws, programs and key issues for complex social service systems, including child welfare, welfare, and nutrition.

Support for the Women's Policy Summit: Advancing Women's Health, Wealth and Power

This support helps fund the Women's Policy Summit, a statewide policy development process and conference hosted in Sacramento by the California Center for Research on Women and Families.  At the Summit, attended by hundreds of California leaders,  advocates release their legislative priorities and recommendations to improve the health and well-being of California’s diverse communities of women and girls.