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Supporting the Social and Emotional Health of Children During COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm PDT
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Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a children’s mental health crisis in California. The statewide lockdown is putting massive pressure on an already fragile system, impacting the social and emotional health of children and families and the safety net providers that serve them. Social closures and social distancing measures have limited access to care, and provider networks have been destabilized by revenue loss and workforce challenges.

Join us for a webinar to hear an update on this crisis and concrete opportunities for funders to get involved. Learn about state and federal actions, adoption by local jurisdictions, and the current reality facing the delivery and financial viability of safety net programs and services.  

Presenters will provide detail on their emerging initiative to bring direct clinical services to children and parents, distribute evidence-based clinical resources and toolkits to ensure the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults, and partner with local safety nets to provide expert consultation for health plans, providers, and mental health systems.


  • Alex Briscoe, Principal, The California Children’s Trust
  • Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, MD, President, the Child Mind Institute
  • Chris Stoner Mertz, LCSW California Association of Children and Families

Target Audience

This event is open to NCG members and non-member funders only. 

About the FNTR

Launched in 2018, the vision of the FNTR is to foster a vibrant, engaging funder learning community that meaningfully increases the impact of individual and collective efforts to address adversity and build resilience in the San Francisco Bay Area. To help accomplish this, the FNTR hosts various learning and networking opportunities designed to share ideas and build meaningful relationships.

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