Introduction

The Community Concerns Commission deals with a variety of concerns within the home, school and community that affect children and their families. The commission also works to implement resolutions as assigned. Individuals from a wide range of experience and backgrounds make up the commission. They all share a deep commitment to the well-being of California's children. The commission will focus its attention on the following issues.

CHILD EXPLOITATION

  • Child Labor Trafficking
  • Child Sex Trafficking
  • Child and youth sexual abuse
  • Children and youth at risk of sexual abuse
  • Prostitution
  • Foster Youth
  • Gangs
  • Homeless

FOSTER YOUTH

  • Transition
  • Mentoring
  • Permanency
  • Treatment
  • Truancy
  • Attendance
  • Youth in System (juvenile justice)
  • Homeless
  • Military Families

ACHIEVEMENT GAP

  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Infancy Literacy
  • Bullying/Cyber bullying
  • Truancy
  • SARB
  • Underserved/overlooked subgroups(gangs, absenteeism, truancy etc.)
  • Homeless
  • Military Families

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Suicide
  • Mental Health funding disappearing
  • Social Media bullying
  • Bullying/Cyber bullying
  • Substance Abuse
    • Alcohol
    • Illegal drugs
    • Prescription Drugs
    • Over the Counter Drugs
  • Homeless
  • Military Families

Articles for PTA Newsletters and Web Sites

Safe Youth. Safe Schools

The website of the Center for Disease Control provides a wide variety of articles on youth and school safety. Find out more...

Young Drivers

The National Safety Council urges all parents to familiarize themselves with the risks associated with young, inexperienced drivers. Find out more...

How Technology Savvy Are You?

See how students communicate with different devices. Find out more...

Tips for Parents and Kids from Common Sense Media

PTA Community Concerns Resolutions

You can find PTA Resolutions on Community Concerns issues under Advocacy at Resolutions

  • Aid To Families
  • Community And Child Safety
  • Guns And Weapons
  • Home And School Safety
  • Substance Use And Abuse
  • Vehicle And Pedestrian Safety
  • Violence Prevention