A Reimagining of California’s Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of Its Children

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Engaging Caregivers in Reimagining Youth Mental Health Systems

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Forever Changing California’s Commitment to the Emotional Well-Being of its Children

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California Children’s Trust

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Principal, California Children’s Trust: Alex Briscoe


The California Children’s Trust is committed to working together to reinvent our state’s approach to children’s social, emotional, and developmental health. We are a statewide initiative that seeks to improve child well-being through policy and systems reform.

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“It’s our responsibility to set up the next generation with the mental health tools they need to succeed at school and in life. SB 803 is a great step forward in the peer-to-peer world but it needs to be followed up with more legislation that includes youth under 18 at the high school level.”
Sriya Chilla
Freshman at UCLA, CCT Youth Advisory Board member

Supercharged Impact

The California Children’s Trust is a time-bound initiative supercharged by partnerships with youth leaders and community-based organizations who are positioned to advance CCT’s work after the initiative sunsets at the end of 2024.

Over the next two years, if Principal Alex Briscoe and the team are right, California will be well on its way towards robust, generational support for children’s social and emotional well-being.

Key Supporters

  • Catherine Teare
  • California Health Care Foundation
    Kimberly Ricketts
  • Casey Family Programs
    Elizabeth Cheung
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    Deborah Kong
  • David and Lucile Packard Foundation
    Sarah Crow
  • First 5 Policy Center
    Rajni Dronamraju and
    Elizabeth Hawkins
  • Genentech
    September Jarrett
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
    Pedro Arista
  • Hellman Foundation
    Cecilia Oregon
  • Kaiser Permanente Institute for
    Health Policy Studies
    Lisa Stone Pritzker
  • Lisa Stone Pritzker Foundation
    Kim Belshe
  • Los Angeles First 5
    Shirin Vakarhia
  • Marin Community Foundation
    Chandrika Zager
  • Marin County Behavioral Health
    Jay Liao
  • Our Children Our Families Council
    Chevon Kothari
  • Sacramento County Health
    Care Services Agency
    Katie Albright
  • Safe and Sound
    Theresa Ziguera
  • San Francisco First 5
    Thanh Do
  • Santa Clara First 5
    Dan Tuttle
  • Stupski Foundation
    Susannah Sarlo
  • The Susie Sarlo Foundation
    Dr. Anda Kuo
  • UCSF Center for Child and
    Community Health
    Amy Price
  • Zellerbach Family Foundation
    Jenn Tracey
  • Zero to Three