2018 Santa Clara County Children's Summit

Plenary Sessions

With Equity & Justice for All: Morning and Afternoon Plenary Sessions
Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Co-Chair, Santa Clara County Children’s Agenda; Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education; and Kelly Peaton, Executive Director, the SVO Foundation
Description: The 11th Annual Children’s Summit was held on March 9, 2018 at Foothill College. These slides are from the morning and afternoon plenary sessions and include the following presentations:
* The Life Course Framework – Dr. Fernando Mendoza
* How Are the Children? 2018 Children's Agenda Data Book Update – Dr. Mary Ann Dewan
* The Children’s Agenda Network: Maximizing Our Work Together – Kelly Peaton
Morning and Afternoon Plenary Session Slides

2018 Bold Steps for Children Award

The Award Goes to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors!
At the 2018 Santa Clara County Children's Summit, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors were honored with the Bold Steps for Children Award for their commitment to and their work on behalf of our immigrant families and children. Watch the video to hear from Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Joe Simitian, Mike Wasserman, and Ken Yeager.
Watch the award video

Presentations and Workshop Materials

The Sacramento Political and Policy Landscape around Equitable Supports for Kids
Ted Lempert, President, Children Now
Description: Ted Lempert, President of Children Now and former California Assemblyman, provides his perspective on how kids are faring in the state’s policy and budget landscape, highlighting data from the recently released California Children’s Report Card as well as the California County Scorecard. He discusses recommendations from the Pro-Kid Agenda to advance children’s health and education throughout the state. He also shares how we can ensure that policies for children are the top priority in Sacramento by working together through the Children’s Movement of California.
Presentation Slides
2018 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California
Are You Pro-Kid? Joining the Children's Movement of California

Equity and Access to High Quality Education Narrows the Opportunity Gap: Building Dual Capacity in Family/School Partnerships

Betsy Nikolchev, Family Engagement Institute at Foothill College, and Brenda Jarillo Rabling, Stanford Graduate School of Education
Description: Family engagement is linked to improved student learning outcomes, graduation rates, and reduced risk factors for children and youth. Learn about the results of an evaluation study of the Foothill College’s innovative Family Engagement Institute (FEI.) FEI works to promote student equity and provides learning opportunities for under-resourced families and educators to work together to develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities to support student success and well-being.
Presentation Slides
Diagram of The Dual Capacity-Building Framework
Diagram of the FEI Framework
Dual Capacity Mapping Tool

Using Data to Create Change and Promote Equity in the Administration of Justice

Laura Ridolfi, Policy Director, W. Haywood Burns Institute
Description: Using data is a key element to improving outcomes for youth of color and promoting equity in the justice system. Learn about a three-step methodology used in Santa Clara County to reduce disparities, and “digging deeper” into data to understand how policies, practices, and procedures may be improved.
Presentation Slides
Repairing the Breach: A Brief History of Youth of Color in the Justice System

The Difference You Make: Using Data to Highlight Equity for All

Susan Brutschy, Applied Survey Research, and Lisa Niclai, Applied Survey Research
Description: Accountability and equity are key components in achieving the Children’s Agenda goals. Collecting the right data and communicating it effectively are essential to achieving results at scale. Applied Survey Research (ASR) shares its Results Based Accountability (RBA) tools and practices to enable partners to tell their stories of contribution to community-wide increases in equity and improved results. This session uses school-readiness as a case study for ways of implementing performance data to define contribution, highlight disparities, and identify opportunities. This is Part One of a two-part series of workshops designed to organize data collected using Results Based Accountability (RBA) and Collective Impact. (Part Two will be offered in April 2018.)
Presentation Slides

Immigration and Children’s Health: A Moral Dilemma of Social Justice

Dr. Fernando Mendoza, Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital; Maricela Gutiérrez, Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN); and Dr. Dana Weintraub, Stanford University School of Medicine
Description: Social justice efforts for undocumented immigrant children and parents are a tradition of our region. This workshop presents the health and wellness issues affecting undocumented children and efforts to address them by health providers, lawyers and community advocates.
Presentation Slides: Dr. Fernando Mendoza
Presentation Slides: Maricela Gutiérrez
Presentation Slides: Dr. Dana Weintraub

Equity and Justice in Communities: Santa Clara County's Focus on Ages 0 - 8 in Two High-Needs Districts

Frederick J. Ferrer, Principal, Manzanita Solutions
Learn about the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors’ pilot initiative proposed for the Franklin McKinley and Alum Rock school districts that will investigate how to coordinate and develop universal access for all parents to early-childhood services, including prenatal care and programs for children lasting from infancy through third grade. The initiative aims to strengthen ties between the local school district and families with young children in order to create a better transition from pre-school to kindergarten. The pilot program is also targeted at better coordinating the services families receive from the county, improving children’s opportunities to be successful in school.
Presentation Slides

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Framework through the Lens of Equity

Rhonda Beasley, Santa Clara County Office of Education; Dr. Rebecca Mendiola, Santa Clara County Office of Education; and Stephanie Tague, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Description: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) provide a framework to understand the connection between chronic stress caused by early adversity and later-life health. This workshop extends the ACEs frame to account for the contexts and conditions of structural racism, historical trauma, and enduring ‘psychic wounds’ of white privilege and racial trauma, in order to ensure that emerging trauma-informed approaches are held to values, investments, strategies, and practices of liberation and racial justice.
Presentation Slides