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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
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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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Youth Thrive Training Videos

May 2022

Youth Thrive believes that all young people should be valued, loved, and supported to reach their goals. To achieve this, Youth Thrive works with youth-serving systems and their partners to change policies, programs, and practices so that they build on what we know about adolescent development, value young people’s perspectives, and give youth opportunities to succeed. Check out our new animation series that educates and informs others about Youth Thrive. 

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Willis & Friends: Advancing Early Relational Health in CA: From ACEs to Resilience

June 2022

 
 
 
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The Child Care Paradox: How Child Care Providers Balance Paid and Un-Paid Caregiving

June 2022

Care work is some of the most important work in our society, supporting children, families, and individuals across their lifespans. But, despite the critical work child care providers do for families and society as a whole, their work is systematically undervalued. This brief reports the findings from our interviews and the recommendations from providers.

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Willis & Friends: Mask Wearing During COVID & Mother-Infant Relationships

April 2022

The 12th Willis & Friends livestream explored the concerns from pediatricians, home visitors, child development experts, and parents have had on the impact of mask-wearing on mother-infant relationships.

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Data for Equity and Action Lab Information Session Presentation

May 2022

The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with Casey Family Programs launched the Data for Equity and Action (D4EA) Lab to strategize with child welfare jurisdictions about how to collect, analyze and use demographic data to advance equity. To learn more about this project visit here

Data for Equity and Action Lab May 10 Information Session slide deck.
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Grounding Family and Child Well-Being Policies and Systems in Anti-Racist Principles and Strategies

May 2022

The Center for the Study of Social Policy and the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE released this brief to highlight principles and strategies that if implemented with an intentional focus on advancing equity and responding to communities, can support infant and toddler well-being and strengthen families with young children, consequently, preventing involvement in child welfare and other deep-end systems.

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Willis & Friends: Early Relational Health and HOPE in Early Childhood

April 2022

The 11th Willis & Friends discussed how to view children's growth through healthy outcomes from positive experiences (HOPE). These positive early childhood experiences are important drivers of healthy child development and future adult health and counter adversity, that can come from adverse childhood experiences.

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DULCE Biannual Report

March 2022

The DULCE Biannual Report covers findings on the DULCE project from May 2021 - October 2021. DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.

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