CHD NEWS

JOHN MUIR GIVES BACK

John Muir Gives Back to Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday   Walnut Creek, January 13, 2017 – John Muir Health and John Muir Medical Group celebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday by making a $10,000 donation to the Center for Human Development (CHD), (see John Muir Health Facebook for more)  which provides a

Read More


Lightning Strikes at Concord Farmers' Market

Lightning Strikes at Concord Farmers’ Market By Steven Cross Posted: 12/15/16 at 10:30 AM PST On December 13th, 2016, from 10AM to 2PM, Volunteer Mediators and CHD staff attended the Concord Farmers’ Market for Lightning Mediation. Lightning Mediation is a free service for people who have a conflict that they cannot seem to resolve. They have

Read More


CHD Holds Successful Fall Fundraiser

CHD Holds Successful Fall Fundraiser PLEASANT HILL, CA (October 28, 2016)—The Center for Human Development (CHD) hosted its fall fundraiser appropriately titled Throwback to 1972, a nod to the organization’s foundation date, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 15, 2016 at the Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill. It was held to

Read More


FNL Rallies with CA Alcohol Alliance Against Bill Allowing Alcohol in Salons

FNL Rallies with CA Alcohol Alliance Against Bill Allowing Alcohol in Salons “The Contra Costa Friday Night Live Chapters partnered with the California Alcohol Policy Alliance to create awareness of Bill AB 1322, which would allow all salons and barbershops to provide alcohol to clients without needing to be regulated by the Alcohol Beverage Control

Read More


FCRP Presents at Mayors' Conference

OAKLEY, CA (June 28, 2016)—Kathleen Lowe of CHD’s Family and Community Reunification Program (FCRP), presented to the Contra Costa Mayors’ Conference in Oakley, describing all of the Conflict Resolution services. The Mayors’ Conference meets monthly as an educational forum for local elected officials and a place to network and exchange information. The meeting location rotates

Read More


John Muir Health Donates to CHD in Honor of MLK Day

(photo credit: Mike McEuen) WALNUT CREEK, CA (January 19, 2016)—We would like to thank John Muir Health and John Muir Medical Group for making a $8,700 donation to the Center for Human Development on January 14, 2016. The amount of the donation is in recognition of what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 87th

Read More


FNL Students Work to Eliminate Distracted Driving Among Peers

FNL Students Work to Eliminate Distracted Driving Among Peers BAY POINT, CA (October 13, 2015) —Distracted driving is an unsafe habit and drivers near Riverview Middle School are visibly and dangerously demonstrating the need to improve their focus. Students recently monitored traffic for one hour at two intersections near the school and observed 70 instances

Read More


Unity in Community 2015

BAY POINT, CA (July 1, 2015) — The 12th Annual Unity in Community was held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Ambrose Community Center, located at 3105 Willow Pass Road, Bay Point, CA 94565. The event, whose presenting sponsor was the Bay Point Partnership, emphasized unity for Bay Point

Read More


"People Who Make a Difference" Award Goes to JSHS FNL Chapter

CONCORD, CA (June 26, 2015)—The John Swett High School Friday Night Live Chapter (JSHS FNL) was awarded the People Who Make a Difference award on June 9, 2015, by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors and Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board. This award is given to those who have gone

Read More


Press Release: 2016 Community Conflict Resolution Training

Note: The upcoming training has been cancelled unfortunately. All registrants will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding. Center for Human Development will offer its annual Community Mediation Training course soon. The next training course dates are on Thursday, September 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, September

Read More


New Restrictions on Alcopops in Contra Costa County

New Restrictions on Alcopops in Contra Costa County Alcohol Justice Posted:   12/18/2014 The Friday Night Live program at the Center for Human Development in Contra Costa County (CA), with support from Alcohol Justice, successfully convinced the Board of Supervisors to pass newly approved restrictions as part of their Deemed Approved Ordinance (DAO) to limit access

Read More


Students in Contra Costa County Get Supes to Revise Ordinance

Students in Contra Costa County Get Supes to Revise Ordinance “The students who started this should be proud of themselves,” Supervisor Federal Glover said. “They helped change a law.” By By Autumn Johnson (Patch Staff) Posted:   12/27/2014 at 8:51 PM PST Revisions last week to a Contra Costa County ordinance may help deter underage drinking

Read More


Tougher Rules On Four Loko, Other "Alcopops" in Contra Costa

Tougher Rules On Four Loko, Other “Alcopops” in Contra Costa By Chris Roberts Posted:  Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 2:27 PM PST Four Loko is not outlawed, yet, but the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors is asking the California Legislature to pull that boozy sugary drink from store shelves across the state, according to the

Read More


Walnut Creek Police Release Results of Weekend Minor Decoy Operation

As previously reported, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) has partnered up with the Center for Human Development (CHD) to plan projects aimed at reducing underage drinking in the City of Walnut Creek. On Dec.20, WCPD conducted a minor decoy operation with funds obtained via a grant from CHD. A minor decoy operation is where

Read More


Club Live Advocates for Alcopop Ban

Club Live Members Work With Contra Costa County Board Of Supervisors To Limit Alcopops In Their Community MARTINEZ, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported the vision of a group of youth from Bay Point, CA. On Tuesday, the Board approved revisions to the existing Deemed Approved

Read More


Board of Supervisors to place stricter limitations on 'alcopops' in Contra Costa

Board of Supervisors to place stricter limitations on ‘alcopops’ in Contra Costa By Katrina Cameron kcameron@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 12/16/2014 12:31:32 PM PST MARTINEZ — The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve recommendations to place greater restrictions on how liquor stores can advertise sugary alcoholic beverages known as “alcopops” and where store owners can

Read More


Group calls for a ban on 'alcopops' in Contra Costa County

Group calls for a ban on ‘alcopops’ in Contra Costa County  CONTRA COSTA TIMES – NEWS By Nate Gartrell ngartrell@bayareanewsgroup.com Posted: 12/12/2014 11:56:51 PM PST PITTSBURG — Community organizers working to combat teenage alcohol consumption have called for a ban on the sale of sugary alcoholic coolers known as “alcopops,” which they say can encourage

Read More