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Raising the Bar: Strengthening Capacity to Advance Racially Equitable Results

November 2022

This paper provides an overview of CSSP’s approach to working with partners and communities to advance racial justice through capacity building and leadership development.

(17 pp)

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Beyond Temporary Relief for Families: Lessons from ARPA’s Investments in Child Care & the Child Tax Credit

November 2022

Watch the Center for the Study of Social Policy and a panel of parents and stakeholders discuss the impact of temporary investments made in families last year by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and to hear discussion around what’s needed now: permanent investments in families. The event will synthesized CSSP’s recent research with 45 Black and Latinx families in Michigan, Mississippi, and North Carolina on the impact of ARPA’s short-term investments in the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and child care.

Beyond Temporary Beliefs
Report

Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase, Co-Neutrals’ Baseline and 2021 Annual Report (November 15, 2022)

November 2022

This report provides a current summary of efforts made by New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) and Human Services Department (HSD) as they work to fulfill the commitments outlined in the Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase Final Settlement Agreement.

(111 pp)

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Policy Paper

The Child Tax Credit & Family Economic Security: Findings from the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Survey of Families with Children

October 2022

To better understand the impact of the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) on Black, Latinx, and other families of color, and whether it was effectively redressing longstanding and interrelated racial and economic inequities, CSSP conducted a survey in the winter of 2021-2022. This brief summarizes findings from the survey, which complements previously-published qualitative analysis of the impact of the expanded CTC on families and communities. 
 
(6 pp)
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Report

Anti-Racist Approaches in Health Care: Community Health Workers as Catalysts for Change in Health Systems

November 2022

This report examines the deeply entrenched systemic inequities and generations of discrimination and racism that have resulted in policies and practices that segregate, marginalize, and exclude people of color from opportunities to be healthy. In the health care system, these inequities have led to limited access to health coverage and care and differences in the treatment and quality of care for children and families of color.

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Brief

How to Communicate Effectively About Early Relational Health: What It Is and Why It Matters

November 2022

This guide is meant to be a tool to help the many voices supporting and working on Early Relational Health to speak the same language and spread awareness, spark interest, advocate holistically, and accelerate change. 

(39 pp)

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Children Concurrently Involved with South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Social Services: Joint Review Findings

November 2022

This report assesses the experiences of children in the Michelle H. v. McMaster lawsuit who are impacted by both the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice. It is based on a review of the case files of children who were involved with both systems between October 2020 and September 2021, and information obtained through discussion groups held between February and June 2022. The report has been prepared jointly by the Co-Monitors and DSS, with the support of DJJ.

(26 pp)

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Brief

Toolkit to Support Developing an Upstream Support and Child Welfare Prevention Plan for Young Children and their Families

October 2022

This toolkit builds off of the lessons learned, principles, and strategies outlined in the report, Supporting the First 1,000 Days of A Child’s Life: An Anti-Racist Blueprint for Early Childhood Well-Being and Child Welfare Prevention and is designed to support efforts in identifying and developing specific strategies to strengthen and support infants, toddlers, and their families and prevent child welfare involvement.

(4 pp.)

Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

October 2022

This report covers the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) entered in Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach, for the period October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

(125 pp.)

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Report

Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2022)

October 2022

This report measures the progress of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of January 1 - June 30, 2022.

(112 pp)

Nj 2022 Monitoring Report