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Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (February 14 – August 31, 2018)

December 2018

This report examines the performance of Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office for Monitoring Period 1 (February 14 through August 31, 2018) in meeting agreements to reform responses and systems ...

Report

LaShawn A. v. Gray Progress Report (January 1-June 30, 2018)

December 2018

This report examines the performance of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2018 and determines its progress.
(159 pp)

Policy Paper

Public Charge Comments Template

December 2018

This document gives states and communities a template for use in submitting comments on the proposed public charge guidance.

(10pp)

Policy Paper

Seizing the Opportunity: 10 Ways to Advance Equity Through FFPSA

December 2018

This brief outlines 10 opportunities for states to leverage FFPSA to both advance equity and promote better outcomes for children and families. While this list is not exhaustive and there are many other strategies for advancing equity, the 10 opportunities below ...

Brief

About Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors Framework

This resource is a brief overview of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework.
(2pp)

Webinar

Advancing and Measuring Well-being for Youth and Young Adults: the Youth Thrive™ Survey

November 2018

The Youth Thrive™ Survey is an innovative instrument designed to be used by organizations serving youth and young adults ages 12-26 to measure and improve their well-being. This webinar provides an overview of how to access and administer the ...

Video

November 2018 Strengthening Families Networking Webinar

November 2018

This video explains revisions to the Head Start Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework and adaptations for Early Childhood Systems, intended for state, tribal, and territory leaders, administrators, providers, parents, and other decisionmakers in early childhood systems and programs. 

Policy Paper

Prevent, Protect, and Provide: How Child Welfare Can Better Support Low-Income Families

This brief focuses on several critical strategies child welfare systems can use to better address the economic needs of families and reduce the number of children who are at an increased risk of maltreatment and neglect as a result ...

Report

The Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework: Branching Out and Reaching Deeper

September 2014

The purpose of this report is to provide a synthesis of the ideas and research from the neurobiological, behavioral, and social sciences that further inform the evidence-base of CSSP’s Strengthening Families Approach and Protective Factors Framework.

Brief

Manifesto for Race Equity & Parent Leadership in Early Childhood Systems

2018

To help early childhood systems learn to work with parents in ways that promote equitable outcomes and maximize opportunities for all children, 40 parent leaders and agency staff from nine EC-LINC communities came together in January 2018 to create a manifesto ...