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
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
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
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
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
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.