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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)

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)

Webinar

Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times

March 2021

We are (and have been) dealing with extremely challenging times: from navigating a global pandemic to enduring persistent systemic and institutional racism to withstanding debilitating economic challenges. We recognize the toll that these things can collectively take on our mental and physical health and especially on young people; as some would say “the struggle is real.” This is the subject of this Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times, where panelists discussed the mental health needs of young people during COVID-19 and ways to center healing and well-being in our practice.

Report

Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy Progress Report (January 1 – June 30, 2020)

January 2021

This report measures the progress under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2020.

(100 pp)

Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (March 1–August 31, 2020)

December 2020

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 March 1–August 31, 2020, 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.

(102pp)

Report

What We Owe Young Children: An Anti-Racist Policy Platform for Early Childhood

December 2020

Early childhood is a crucial period of growth and learning that can influence children’s opportunities well into adulthood and can shape the future of families and communities. This new resource urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life.

In addition, read our one-pager, Principles for Anti-Racist Policymaking.

(30 pp)

Infographic

Youth Thrive Survey One-Pager

October 2020

This one page infographic outlines important details about the Youth Thrive Survey.

(1pp)