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Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Alford Progress Report (October 2017-March 2018)

September 2018

This is the third report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

(190 pp)

Brief

Strange Bedfellows: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Benefit from Investing in Multidisciplinary Parent Representation

2015

This is the second of a series of articles that examines the role that advocates for parents and families can play in furthering the well-being and safety of children. This article highlights emerging parent representation models that expedite the ...

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors

February 2019

This webinar included segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, “Let’s Talk About . . . Preventing Child Neglect.” Participants were also introduced to the remaining three ...

Report

Lessons Learned from Child Welfare Class Action Litigation: A Case Study of Tennessee’s Reform

February 2019

This case study is intended to help stakeholders engaged in comprehensive system improvement learn from Tennessee’s experience, whether those improvement efforts take place within the confines of class action litigation or are driven by other interests and priorities ...

Brief

Working Toward Well-Being: Community Approaches to Toxic Stress

July 2016

This brief works towards shifting the conversation about toxic stress. It addresses its root causes, growth toward understanding, as well as community-level strategies. It also discusses toxic stress in cities. 

(12 pp)

Report

Supporting All Our Values: How Publicly Funded, Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers and Non-Discrimination Laws Can Promote Well-Being

February 2019

This report addresses the importance of promoting child well-being, the role of non-discrimination policies in achieving this, examples of partnerships between states and faith-based agencies, and recommendations for how states can ensure the best interest of children and families ...

Brief

Agenda to Prepare Conference Participants

December 2018

This is a tool to prepare conference participants, so they know why they will be attending the event, coordinate travel and the workshops the will be taken, identify special needs, and establish behavior and outcome expectations with the group.

Report

Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy Progress Report XXII (January-June 2018)

February 2019

This report is the sixth monitoring report measuring progress under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2018.

(77 pp)

Video

Prenatal to Three: Investing in the Earliest Years

January 2019

CSSP interviewed EC-LINC community leaders who are participating in the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers. Leaders discussed the importance of supporting child development prenatally to age 3 and ...
Report

Best Start Communities and Capacity Building in Action

January 2019

This report explores the work of four of the Best Start Communities at a key transitional moment: as they prepare to end their relationships with the Capacity Builders who helped support them through critical years of development, and engage ...