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People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (September 1, 2020–February 13, 2021)

June 2021

This report assesses Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office’s progress in sustaining and performing corrective actions, focusing on September 1, 2020–February 13, 2021, of a stipulated judgment filed by California’s Attorney General’s Office. The report contains recommendations of CSSP (the compliance monitor) for meeting and sustaining outstanding requirements of the Judgment.

(83 pp)

Report

Interactive Guide: Using the Protective and Promotive Factors to Support Youth Well-Being

June 2021

This interactive guide is designed to provide those working with young people—as well as youth themselves and their parents—with questions that stimulate and enrich conversations about the presence of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors in a young person’s life, each of which help to reduce risk, increase the likelihood of positive outcomes, and support healthy development and well-being.

(40 pp)

Report

Crosswalk: Youth Thrive & Healing Centered Engagement

May 2021

This resource is for those who work with and support young people and are interested in exploring how to apply healing centered engagement and build the Protective and Promotive Factors with young people to help them heal and thrive. This resource draws upon and applies Dr. Shawn Ginwright’s concept of healing centered engagement to youth serving systems.

(14 pp)

Webinar

How We EndUP: Black Feminist Dreams for the Future

May 2021

This webinar addressed how Black feminist theory and understandings, including reproductive justice, guides us toward the abolition of the family policing system and the creation of (envision) a society where children, families, and communities are no longer over surveilled by state systems and have the power and resources for what they need to live freely and abundantly.

Report

Welcoming, Affirming, Supporting: Child Welfare Systems Must Honor the WHOLE Child

May 2021

This report summarizes the lessons learned and resources from six years of work with the getREAL initiative. Understanding and acting on these lessons can help changemakers to create a welcoming and affirming child welfare system to support these youth and their families. We detail critical components to supporting system change and provide an extensive list of resources from the getREAL initiative and our partners in the field.

(20 pp)

Brief

The Opportunity is Now: Five Ways to Better Serve Adolescents and Young Adults through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

May 2021

This brief highlights opportunities within the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) for states to build a prevention continuum that includes a focus on healthy adolescent development and that recognizes and helps rectify disparate opportunities and outcomes for Black, Latinx/e, and Native American youth, and youth who identify as LGBTQ+.

(7 pp)

Brief

A Crosswalk of Supports for Transition Age Youth

May 2021

Developed jointly with Youth Villages, this document provides an overview of the Youth Thrive and LifeSet approaches for organizations interested in implementing one, the other, or both.

Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (April – September 2020 Executive Summary)

April 2021

This is an executive summary of the seventh report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

Read the full report here.

(12 pp)

Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (April – September 2020)

April 2021

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

Read an executive summary here.

(213 pp)

Report

LaShawn A. v. Bowser Progress Report (January 1 – December 31, 2020)

March 2021

This report examines the performance of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for the period of January 1 - December 31, 2020 and determines its progress. 

(135 pp)