Who We Are
CSSP is a national, non-profit policy organization that connects community action, public system reform, and policy change to create a fair and just society in which all children and families thrive. We have offices in Washington, DC, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as partners in 30 states around the country.
We work to achieve a racially, economically, and socially just society in which all children and families thrive. To do this, we translate ideas into action, promote public policies grounded in equity, support strong and inclusive communities, and advocate with and for all children and families marginalized by public policies and institutional practices.
We believe all children and families should have what they need to thrive. To realize this vision, CSSP works to ensure that communities are inclusive and offer support to families living there; that public systems provide the resources and opportunities sought and needed by families; and that public policies create more equitable opportunities and outcomes for all children, youth, and families.
- Supporting Children and Families Through the Pandemic, and After: The Case for a US Child Allowance
- Stronger Together: Building an Inclusive System of Supports for Immigrant Families During the Pandemic, and Always
- A Critical Resource at Risk: Supporting Kinship Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
- Strengths-Based Practice in Troubled Times
- Building Resilience in Troubled Times: A Guide for Parents (available as a PDF download or as a web page)
- Potential COVID-19 Funding Sources
- Paid Leave for All: COVID-19 demonstrates why we need paid medical and caregiving leave—and why it should be structured as a linked social insurance and public assistance program
- Economic Security in Good Times and Bad: COVID-19 Demonstrates Why We Need a Child Allowance
- COVID-19: Our Response Must Protect the Health and Well-Being of All Children, Youth, and Families
- How Racism is Leading to Disproportionate Harm During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Maya Pendleton, July 9, 2020
- DULCE Family Specialists: Helping Families Thrive During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Azieb Ermias, July 7, 2020
- DULCE: A Multi-Sector Approach to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic, Azieb Ermias & Jang Lee, June 5, 2020
- Opportunities for Supporting Children and Families through Pediatric Primary Care in the Time of COVID-19, Alice Lam, May 20, 2020
- Maintaining Family Connections During COVID-19, Martha Raimon, May 19, 2020
- Connecting the Medical Home and the Community: Needed by Families Now More Than Ever, David Willis, MD, Stephanie Doyle, Kay Johnson, April 21, 2020
- Racist Fearmongering Won’t Solve The Public Health Crisis, Ann Thúy Nguyễn, April 13, 2020
- Supporting Foundational Relationships during the Coronavirus Pandemic: An Opportunity for HOPE, David Willis, MD, April 1, 2020
- Transgender Day of Visibility in a Time of Social Distancing and Staying Indoors, E Feinman, March 31, 2020
- All Together: Responding to the Crisis, Joan Lombardi, March 20, 2020