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This interactive guide is designed to provide those working with young people—as well as youth themselves and their parents—with questions that stimulate conversations about the  Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors.

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Now Hiring

CSSP seeks a Policy Analyst to support its work in multiple areas, with a primary focus on CSSP’s work with public human services and social services systems.

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This month we are taking time to honor our LGBTQIA+ friends and partners. June is Pride Month and CSSP will use our social channels to elevate messages of love and support for the LGBTQIA+ community all month long. Follow us online using hashtag #CSSPride.

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Willis & Friends, our newest livestream series, will explore innovative and thought provoking efforts to advance Early Relational Health in child health transformation and communities. 

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New Neighborhood

Learn how early childhood leaders in Tulsa are disrupting intergenerational poverty by connecting with families starting in pregnancy through BEST (Birth through Eight Strategy for Tulsa).

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Who We Are

The Center for the Study of Social Policy works to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children, youth, and families thrive. We translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, and support strong and inclusive communities. We advocate with and for all children, youth, and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.

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Our Approach

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Systems Reform

We draw on the latest research and work to make systems more responsive, accountable, and rooted in policies that ensure equity and inclusion for all children, youth, families, and communities.

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Community Outreach

We believe in the power of communities to shape their futures. We work with communities across the country and with local systems to impact policy and systems change.

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We work to influence public policy to create opportunity, advance equity, achieve impact, and scale results. We fight against inequitable policy proposals and promote policies that ensure equity and inclusion.