RFDC

BLACK CHILD LEGACY

Campaign

Black Child Legacy Campaign 

CONTACT US

916-286-8687 or 916-646-6631

BCLC@robertsfdc.org

3725 Marysville Blvd, Room 203, Sacramento, CA 95838

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

In response to African American child death disparities in Sacramento County, the Black Child Legacy Campaign (BCLC) was created. It is a community-driven movement working to reduce deaths of African American children by 10% - 20% by the year 2020. As one of seven community-based agencies selected to lead BCLC efforts, RFDC supports community driven efforts in reducing the rate of African American child death, injury, and trauma. In North Sacramento/Del Paso Heights, we provide access to quality services and programs, build community capacity and engagement, and foster effective education, outreach, and connections to services. We coordinate efforts to reduce African American child deaths and health disparities, support happy and healthy children, and advocate for families and communities.

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BLACK CHILD LEGACY CAMPAIGN

a service of Roberts Family Development Center

funded by Sierra Health Foundation and Sacramento County

 

OUR PURPOSE:

To decrease disparities in the African American child death rate in Sacramento County through a community-driven movement.

 

OUR PLAN:

To serve as a community-based child and family trauma interrupter, utilizing a culturally conscious network of wrap-around supports that lift up families and leads to a thriving community.

 

LEADING CAUSES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CHILD DEATH IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY

1. Perinatal Conditions: deaths related to maternal health before and during pregnancy, spans the period of pregnancies 2nd trimester through 1 month after birth.

2. Infant Sleep: deaths where a child who is less than 1 year old dies while sleeping due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or other environmental factors.

3. Child Abuse & Neglect: deaths where a child dies either directly or indirectly, by a perpetrator who is their primary caregiver.

4. Third Party Homicides: deaths where a child is killed by a person with or without malice, where the perpetrator is not the primary caretaker.

 

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES:

Case Management

Community Resource Referrals & Resource Linkage

Violence Intervention & Prevention

Crisis Response

Community Outreach & Engagement

 

OUR TEAM:

Roberts Family Development Center

Department of Human Assistance (DHA)

Sacramento County Probation

Child Protective Services (CPS)

Sacramento Employment & Training Agency (SETA)

 

OTHER BCLC NEIGHBORHOODS & LEAD AGENCIES:

Arden Arcade: Mutual Assistance Network

Foothill Farms & North Highlands: Liberty Towers/Impact Sac

Fruitridge & Stockton: Sacramento Building Healthy Communities

Meadowview: Rose Family Creative Empowerment Center

Oak Park: Greater Sacramento Urban League

Valley Hi: South Sacramento Christian Center

 

CONTACT US

916-286-8687 or 916-646-6631

BCLC@robertsfdc.org

3725 Marysville Blvd, Room 203, Sacramento, CA 95838

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm