New Evidence of DULCE’s Family-Centered Impact

Peer-reviewed journal articles can provide clear evidence of the effectiveness of new approaches to caring for children and families. This week, the DULCE team published an article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This article–the first of several in the pipeline–presents CSSP’s evidence of the effectiveness of the DULCE cross-sector

CSSP Joins in Celebration of International Pronoun Day

International Pronouns Day is celebrated on the third Wednesday of every October. On this day, October 20, 2021, we mark the importance of acknowledging and honoring each person’s individuality and identity. It is one small step we can all take towards creating an equitable society in which all are welcome, respected, and accepted. Pronouns are

Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit (Webinar)

By July 15th, nearly 39 million families, covering 88% of children, will have automatically received their first month’s Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments, helping them with the cost of raising children. However, for the CTC to fulfill its potential to cut child poverty nearly in half, it must reach the nearly nine million children whose

Forging Ahead: AAP calls for Pediatricians to Partner with Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health

This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a strong and unequivocal statement entitled Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering  with Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health, that urges the field of pediatrics to commit to early relational health.[i] The National Early Relational Health (ERH) Coordinating Hub at the Center for the Study of

What HOPE Adds

HOPE centers the experiences of the child.  This approach adds to the family focus of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors approach, and the policy and norms perspective of the CDC’s Essentials for Childhood program. These two approaches, both grounded in the prevention of child maltreatment, have been widely adopted – Strengthening Families in the child welfare system, and Essentials

Early Relational Health: What the Pandemic Has Revealed

Science tells us that relationships are foundational to the health and well-being of young children—in fact to children and youth of all ages—and their caregivers. Why, then, shouldn’t they be central to how we think about early childhood health and systems? This is the question that our early relational health (ERH) initiative seeks to answer.