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Brian Blalock

Brian Blalock

Tipping Point Community
Law + Policy Director
San Francisco, CA, USA


Brian Blalock is the Law and Policy Director at Tipping Point Community, where he currently looks at systemic funding issues that create barriers to entitled services and works collaboratively with public system, provider, and advocate partners to foster workable solutions to complex problems related to poverty.

Prior to joining Tipping Point, Brian was the founder and director of the Youth Justice Project (YJP) at Bay Area Legal Aid providing civil legal services and direct representation to youth involved in the delinquency, dependency, and homelessness systems under the age of 25.  Brian has worked as a religious affairs consultant, a fight trainer, and a public school teacher in the south Bronx. He has graduate degrees from Columbia and Harvard and a law degree from Stanford Law School.
Brian Blalock is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sample SSI Child Brief #1 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample SSI Child Supplemental Brief #2 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample SSI Follow-up Letter #1 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 17-111, Delayed Implementation of the Home-Based Family Care–Level of Care (LOC) Rate Determination Protocol, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 08-17, Dual Agency Care Rates for Children with Developmental Disabilities Who Receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care or Adoption Assistance Program Benefits, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample SSI Child Brief #2 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample State Hearing Request Form, Social Services Agency Appeals Unit - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 08-54, Instructions Regarding the Supplement to the Rate Paid on Behalf of a Dual Agency Child, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-1p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability Under the Functional Equivalence Rule—The “Whole Child” Approach - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Application to Commence Proceedings by Affidavit and Decision by Social Worker, JV-210, Judicial Council of California - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
California Single Streamlined Application for Health Insurance, Covered California, California Department of Health Care Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Emily Q. v. Bonta, 208 F. Supp.2d 1078 (2001) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-2p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—Documenting a Child’s Impairment-Related Limitations - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Application to Review Decision by Social Worker Not to Commence Proceedings, JV-215, Judicial Council of California - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Katie A. v. Diana Bontá, First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Information Notice No. I-50-16, Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) (Assembly Bill (AB) 403 General Information), State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-3p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Acquiring and Using Information” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-6p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Moving About and Manipulating Objects” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 11-61, Extended Foster Care (EFC), State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
What You Need to Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 (SSA Publication No. 05-11005) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 18-06, Implementation Date Change for the Home-Based Family Care (HBFC)—Level of Care (LOC) Rate Determination Protocol (Protocol) and Instructions, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Katie A. v. Diana Bontá. Frequently Asked Questions, Core Practice Model Guide and Medi-Cal Manual for ICC, IHBS & TFC, Updated August 13, 2013 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample SSI Request for On the Record Decision - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 16-79, Information About the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) Home-Based Family Care (HBFC) and Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Rates Structure and Conversion Process from the Old Rate Structure to the New Rate Structure, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Major v. McMahon, Manual Letter No. EAS-98-03 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-4p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Attending and Completing Tasks” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-7p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Caring for Yourself” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions—Clarification Regarding Adult Treatment Facilities - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Supplemental Security Income: An Introduction for Youth Advocates (PowerPoint slides) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample Continuing Disability Review Brief #1 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Best Practices Questionnaire for Non-Medical Out-of-Home Care Authorization - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
SSI Childhood Disability Functional Questionnaire - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.050: Caring for Yourself (Section 416.926a(k)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Advocacy for Court-Involved Youth with Disabilities (PowerPoint slides) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
MHSUDS Information Notice No. 16-004, Provision of ICC and IHBS as Medically Necessary Through EPSDT, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.020: How We Define “Marked” and “Extreme” Limitations (Section 416.926a(e)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample SSI Child Advocacy Letter - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 17-75, Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Foster Care (AFDC-FC) California Necessities Index (CNI) Increases and Other Rate Increases, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Social Services - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Authorization for Nonmedical Out-of-Home Care Application - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-5p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Interacting and Relating with Others” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling— SSR 09-8p: Title XVI: Determining Childhood Disability—The Functional Equivalence Domain of “Health and Physical Well-Being” - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
N.S. v. Superior Court, 7 Cal.App.5th 713 (2016) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Child Disability Report (Form SSA-3820-BK) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Information Bulletin, California Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement, Probation Officer Obligations for Probation Youth in Foster Care, December 9, 2016 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample Young Adult Hearing Brief #2 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Medicaid Advocacy for Youth with Disabilities—Focus on Mental Health (PowerPoint slides) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 14505.010: Policy for Section 301 Payments to Individuals Participating in a Vocational Rehabilitation or Similar Program, Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.045: Moving About and Manipulating Objects (Section 416.926a(j)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample Non-Medical Out-of-Home Request Letter - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Childhood Disability Evaluation Form (Form SSA-538-F6) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Sample Young Adult Hearing Brief #1 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Crossing Guards Wanted: Navigating Among the Intersections of Public Mental Health Programs for Youth, Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, July–August 2001 - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Monthly Deeming Worksheet (Spouse to Spouse)—Form SSA-8015 (8-92) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.040: Interacting and Relating With Others (Section 416.926a(i)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Functional Assessment for Children (Age 0 to attainment of age 18) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.055: Health and Physical Well-Being (Section 416.926a(l)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
42 U.S.C. § 1396d(r)—Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services (EPSDT) - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.035: Attending and Completing Tasks (Section 416.926a(h)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
All County Letter No. 17-77, Implementation of Presumptive Transfer for Foster Children Placed Out of County, State of California—Health and Human Services Agency - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
POMS DI 25225.030: Acquiring and Using Information (Section 416.926a(g)), Social Security Administration - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Policy Interpretation Ruling—SSR 16–3p: Titles II and XVI: Evaluation of Symptoms in Disability Claims - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health - Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Friday, April 13, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities - Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities, Friday, April 13, 2018
SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults - SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults, Friday, April 13, 2018
Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health - Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health, Friday, April 13, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults - SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults, Friday, April 13, 2018
Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health - Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health, Friday, April 13, 2018
Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities - Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities, Friday, April 13, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults - SSI Advocacy for Youth and Transition Aged Adults, Friday, April 13, 2018
Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health - Medicaid Advocacy For Youth with Disabilities - Focus on Mental Health, Friday, April 13, 2018
Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities - Advocacy for Court Involved Youth with Disabilities, Friday, April 13, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018, Thursday, April 19, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2019, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2019, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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