A Letter From The President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,  I have written many things over the years, but the following has been one of my harder messages. After much thought, I have decided that the time is right for me to transition from serving as CSSP’s President and to move toward retirement; I will officially step away as President in

Patagonia’s Radical, Anti-Racist Approach to Fighting Climate Change

A half-century after founding the outdoor clothing giant Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard walked away from it all. On September 14, Chouinard announced that he and his family transferred the entirety of their ownership in Patagonia to both a newly created trust and a non-profit focused on saving the planet. “As of now, Earth is our only

A Much Anticipated Reversal of the Trump Administration’s Racist Public Charge Rule

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has recently issued a much-anticipated final rule, published in the Federal Register on September 9, amending its regulations on how it will administer the public charge determination made when an immigrant applies for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, admissibility to the U.S., or seeks to extend or adjust their

New Census Data Confirms the Powerful Impact of the Child Tax Credit

On September 13, the Census Bureau released its 2021 data on income, poverty, and health insurance. This year’s data demonstrate how powerful enhanced government supports like the Child Tax Credit (CTC) can be in buttressing families, promoting economic well-being, and advancing racial equity. In 2021, the share of people living in poverty fell from 9.2

Benefits of a Universal Intervention in Pediatric Medical Homes

On July 18, Academic Pediatrics, the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association, published new evidence of DULCE’s impact, highlighting the strength of universal interventions in identifying family needs.  DULCE, or Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone, promotes the health and well-being of infants and their families, starting in the critical first six months

Perspectives on Early Relational Health: Jumpstarting Conversations

With Early Relational Health (ERH) gaining momentum in pediatrics, policy, and practice, we are excited to present the Perspectives on Early Relational Health series and accompanying video discussion guides. The series features four conversations among a diverse group of parents, pediatricians, researchers, and service providers about all parts of ERH and the discussion guides provide

Parent Leader Spotlight – Huong Vu

The Parent Leader Network (PLN) provides a space for parents in EC-LINC communities to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective, and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems.  Huong Vu is a member of the Parent Leader Network. She attended the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference

Parent Leader Spotlight – Lydia Gray-Holifield

The Parent Leader Network (PLN) provides a space for parents in EC-LINC communities to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective, and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems.  Lydia Gray-Holifield is a member of the Parent Leader Network and serves on the Early Learning Multnomah Parent Accountability Council

Parent Leader Spotlight – Bentoria Murray, Brandon Lavin, and Sherrah Hill

The Parent Leader Network (PLN) provides a space for parents in EC-LINC communities to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective, and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems.  Bentoria Murray, Brandon Lavin, and Sherrah Hill are all members of the Parent Leader Network and parent leaders of BRIDGES,

Parent Leader Spotlight: Idalia Rios

The Parent Leader Network (PLN) provides a space for parents in EC-LINC communities to collaborate with and support each other, represent the parent perspective, and advocate for parent voice and leadership in early childhood systems.  Idalia Rios, a PLN Steering Committee member, is a community organizer in Santa Ana, California, and has been fighting alongside