This resource is a combined version of the three animation videos that includes Youth Thrive Overview, The Five Protective and Promotive Factors, and Youth Thrive Changing Perspectives.
Publications & Resources
Rescuing Child Care: The American Rescue Plan Act’s Positive Impact for Families
This report looks at interview data combined with research and analysis from additional sources to understand how families benefited from ARPA child care relief funds, with a particular look at Michigan and North Carolina. This report was co-authored by CSSP and The Century Foundation.
Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase, Co-Neutrals’ Baseline and 2021 Annual Report (November 15, 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.
Children Concurrently Involved with South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Social Services: Joint Review Findings
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.
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 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.
Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 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.
Investing in Families Prevents Child Welfare Involvement
To truly take an anti-racist approach to prevention, child welfare and safety net policies must address the organizational structures and injustices contributing to and perpetuating underlying economic and concrete needs of children and families. This brief, updated in July 2022, highlights policies that can make a significant impact for children and families when implemented as part of a multi-pronged approach to supporting the needs of children and families outside of child welfare.
Policy Change to Promote Early Relational Health
The early and foundational relationships that babies and toddlers experience with their parents shape the health and well-being of two generations. This brief highlights opportunities to promote early relational health with policy change and investments, including with existing programs, pandemic funding, and pending legislation in Congress.
Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (July 1 – December 31, 2021)
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 July 1 – December 31, 2021.
“We Don’t Have that in Mississippi”: How Temporary Expansions of the Child Tax Credit & Child Care Demonstrate the Importance of Federal Investments & Oversight
This brief synthesizes findings from our research in Mississippi, where we interviewed and surveyed families who identified overwhelmingly as Black or African American, along with diverse child care providers and other stakeholders in the child care sector, to learn whether the Child Tax Credit and child care investments were advancing economic and racial equity and helping families.