Spread the word about the expanded Cal EITC program!

Cal EITC Program Poster Your friends, family, and those you serve may qualify for cash-back tax credits that can increase their refund when they file their taxes!  

The expanded CalEITC, along with the federal EITC, can result in hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars back into the pockets of California’s working families, college students, and seniors. Both credits may provide a refund or reduce the amount of taxes an individual may owe, and no minimum income is required to qualify. In addition, individuals may be eligible to receive free tax assistance.  

For 2018 the maximum income amount has been raised for both CalEITC and federal EITC, meaning more Californians will be eligible for the tax credit!

For more detailed information about the programs visit

EITC Brochure

Building Community Resilience Toolkit Volume 1

Magazine Cover for Building Community Resilience featuring Children

We are excited to share that Strategies 2.0 has created the Building Community Resilience Toolkit Series.This is part of a comprehensive continuum of education and professional development to help train new and veteran frontline workers, supervisors, and administrators in the family and community strengthening field.It is designed to guide family and community strengthening organizations in the necessary balance between ideas grounded in research and data with the community’s own lived experience and perceptions of adversity and assets. Download the PDF

Vehicles for Change, Volume II. The Evolving Field

This monograph tells the story of the evolution of Family Resource Centers (FRCs) since 2000. The publication describes the factors that have contributed to the growth and development of FRCs and how these programs have expanded into other institutions.

  Mother and baby

Connections Matter

connections matter text inside teal rectangleVisit the Connections Matter website to find out how to promote caring connections, healthy brains, supportive relationships and strong communities. Be sure to check out the new resource booklet by Linda Chamberlain! Available in online and print formats.

Social Media Guide and Handout

This social media guide can be used to share some basic information about how to begin using social media and other forms of communication to promote your organization and its programs.

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Myths vs. Facts about Child Welfare

There is often confusion about the services provided by Child Welfare Services. The OCAP wants to help dispel the rumors and share information letting families know that the top priority of the child welfare field is to protect children and families and provide them with the services they need to be happy and healthy. Share our Myths vs. Facts Poster to help get the word out!

Safe to Sleep

CDSS promotes the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Safe to Sleep campaign to help share infant safe sleep messages with a variety of audiences, including healthcare and services, caregivers, and families, including fathers and grandparents. Resources are available in English and Spanish.  Visit the NIH website to learn more and download  materials.  

Opioids and Pregnancy

*These materials were created by the California Department of Public Health.