2018 Commissioner Recruitment and Application

The Orange County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to serve on the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. Three available seats for the 2018-2020 term include two in the category of Health and one in the category of Education. A fourth seat in the Health category is also open to fill a vacancy that was created with a resignation prior to the end of the term. The appointed candidate will complete the vacated term that ends March 31, 2019 and will be eligible to reapply for the next two-year term.

Candidates must live or work in Orange County and have relevant expertise or experience in one of these categories. The 2018 Application Packet is available below.

Candidates are invited to submit an application and resume by February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

2018 Commissioner Application Packet

Conditions of Children Forum – 2/1

Join Supervisor Shawn Nelson & Orange County Children’s Partnership on Thursday, February 1 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at the Titan Student Union at California State University, Fullerton for the next Conditions of Children Forum focusing on Children’s Mental Health.

The forum will include an overview of key indicators of Orange County children’s well-being and speakers on the topic of children’s mental health.

All attendees will receive a free copy of the 23rd Annual Report on The Conditions of Children in Orange County.

Register now here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-conditions-of-children-report-childrens-mental-health-community-forum-cal-state-fullerton-tickets-41847936304.

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Fiscal Year 16/17 Annual Report Summary Now Available

The Children and Families Commission of Orange County oversScreen Shot 2018-01-05 at 9.10.51 AMees the allocation of funds from Proposition 10, which added a 50-cent tax on tobacco products sold in California. In Fiscal Year 2016/17, the Commission allocated $24.8 million to fund programs that served young children. Funds help pay for pediatric primary and specialty health care, children’s dental, homeless prevention, early education, and child development programs for children from the prenatal stage to age five and their families. The Commission’s goal is to ensure all children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.

Summary: What Can We Do in One Year?

57,047 new and used books were distributed to children

54,791 parents received referrals to services for their children’s health and developmental concerns

47,577 children participated in early literacy programs

Children received 37,267 emergency or transitional shelter bed nights and their family members received 47,215 bed nights

23,523 children received oral health education and 13,465 children received preventative dental treatment

The Annual Report Summary describes the Commission’s strategic priorities and the many programs it supports. To read the full report, please click here.

Conditions of Children Forum – 12/13

Join Supervisor Lisa Bartlett & Orange County Children’s Partnership on Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo for the Conditions of Children Forum focusing on Children’s Mental Health.

All attendees will receive a free copy of the 23rd Annual Report on The Conditions of Children in Orange County.

Register now here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-conditions-of-children-report-community-forum-childrens-mental-health-tickets-39735832946.

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