Horizons: Current Issues for Employment and Eligibility Services

Welcome to Horizons– our new publication for eligibility and self-sufficiency services professionals!  This publication shares news and other stories from the human services field, articles about best practices, tips, resources and announcements about upcoming training and other events from UC Davis Human Services.

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Horizons – Summer 2020 issue

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Highlights on Homelessness: The FY 2020-21 Governor's Budget

June 25, 2020

The Governor’s Budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 highlights plans to continue to combat homelessness, which remains a statewide concern. The budget lays out funding and delegates significant responsibility to state and local governments.

Linkages Revisited

June 25, 2020

The Linkages Project was implemented by pioneer counties with the direction and support of CDSS and the California Center for Research on Women and Children in 2000. This project represented a collaborative approach between child welfare and CalWORKs staff in serving families, with a focus on prevention prior to intervention. Fast forwarding twenty years later, the philosophy of Linkages remains, and has impacted culture and service delivery across the field of human services.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Assembly Bill 340 (AB 340)

June 25, 2020

In 2019, California Governor Gavin Newson appointed pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris as California’s first-ever Surgeon General. A UC Davis School of Medicine graduate in 2001, Burke Harris is well known for her role in spreading awareness to all healthcare providers about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic stress.

Instructor Spotlight: Tiffany Salcido

June 25, 2020

Tiffany Salcido has more than 15 years of experience in the field of human services and social services programs. Passionate about empowering others, her experience spans various roles and programs, including clerical/reception, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal, Foster Care, Aid to Adoptions, Kin-GAP, CAPI, Linkages, and Welfare to Work. Salcido has also served as a staff development trainer, providing induction training and continuing education for eligibility, the C-IV automated system, and Welfare to Work programs.

Great Leaders Rewire Brains

March 04, 2020

By Laurie Ellington

When it comes to implementing a new strategy or practice within an organization, the organizational culture will have a massive say in whether implementation succeeds or fails. The challenge for leaders, then, is as stubborn and persistent as it is natural: Culture will not change without resistance.