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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.


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 ...


About Strengthening Families and the Protective Factors Framework

This resource is a brief overview of the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Manifesto for Race Equity & Parent Leadership in Early Childhood Systems


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 ...


Entangled Roots: The Role of Race in Policies that Separate Families

November 2018

By examining the roots of policies that separate families and their entanglement with racial prejudice and discrimination, this report makes the case that we must embrace an alternative path.



Promoting Equity and Building Protective Factors: Opportunities in the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative

October 2018

Where available, this brief includes links to related resources that States can use to inform specific activities and strategies in response to the PDG B-5 requirements.