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New Brief

Our mental health is deeply connected to every element of our lives and our public policies and systems do not provide all families with the services and supports they deserve. We must create solutions that are more responsive to and successful for all families
and communities

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Let Us Rise

We asked parents and caregivers about what they need from a permanent child allowance. This report shares their stories.

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New Survey

We want to hear directly from mandated reporters about their experiences, challenges, and current reporting practices.

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New Initiative

Find out how we are working to drastically change the systemic challenges that youth—specifically older or “transition-age” youth of color—who are or have been involved with the foster care system experience.

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New Community

Early childhood system building organizations and their partners are making dramatic progress toward creating the conditions where all children and their families can thrive.

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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 Change

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.