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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 ...

Report

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.
(26pp)

 

Brief

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

October 2018

The Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care (OCC) recently announced a competitive funding opportunity for States (and Territories) to develop, update, or implement a strategic plan that promotes collaboration and ...

Brief

Guidance for Strengthening Families States: Opportunities to Promote Equity and Build Protective Factors

October 2018

This brief highlights specific opportunities in the PDG B-5 FOA for States to incorporate Strengthening Families into their applications.
(10pp)

Brief

Moving to High Quality Child Care for All: Addressing Inequities through CCDBG State Plans

October 2018

As States begin implementing their required CCDBG triennial plans for 2019-2021, Child Care Administrators and other State policy leaders should use this opportunity to improve the quality of, and expand access to, child care for low-income families of color.<...

Policy Paper

The Proposed Public Charge Rule

October 2018

This brief discusses a proposed rule that would, if finalized, dramatically redefine a century-old provision of immigration law. 
(3pp)