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This report summarizes the lessons learned and resources from six years of work with the getREAL initiative. Understanding and acting on these lessons can help to changemakers to create a welcoming and affirming child welfare system to support these youth and their families.

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This brief highlights opportunities within FFPSA for states to build a prevention continuum that includes a focus on healthy adolescent development and that recognizes and helps rectify disparate opportunities and outcomes for Black, Latinx/e, and Native American youth, and youth who identify as LGBTQ+.

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Restoring the CTC for the  approximately 1 million children who do not have Social Security numbers, but are eligible for ITINs, would provide families with much-needed support.

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A Guaranteed Child Allowance 

The ABC Coalition is working to advance economic and racial justice through a guaranteed income for kids. 

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Episode 4

Learn about Baby Bundle, a powerful community wide initiative in Bridgeport, CT, designed to meet the needs of children under the age of 3 and their families.

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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.