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Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (April – September 2021)

March 2022

This is the 10th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

Read the executive summary.

(156 pp)

 

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Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (Executive Summary April – September 2021)

March 2022

This is an executive summary of the 10th 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.

 

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Policy Paper

A ‘Godsend’: How Temporary Investments in the Child Tax Credit and Child Care Impacted Michigan Families

March 2022

To learn about the impact of the American Rescue Plan’s short-term investments in the CTC and child care, CSSP conducted interviews with low- and moderate-income (ranging from $0-$55,000/year) families of color, child care providers, and stakeholders in Michigan between September and December 2021. The findings make it clear: Robust, long-term investments in both the Child Tax Credit and child care are necessary so that all families—and particularly families of color—have the support they need to not just survive, but to thrive.

(24 pp)

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Report

Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2021)

March 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, 2021.

(101 pp)

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Digital Resource

Youth Thrive Blueprint

March 2022

The Youth Thrive Blueprint is a practice resource for youth-serving agencies and organizations to advance the well-being of young people. Full of actionable ideas and tools to build young people’s strengths, the Blueprint was developed with a focus on young people in foster care and relevant to other settings.

View the resource.

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Report

Systemically Neglected: How Racism Structures Public Systems to Produce Child Neglect

March 2022

This report outlines the history of how child protective services developed to surveil families of color, examines how policy pushes families of color into the child welfare system today, and concludes with some recommendations for adequately supporting children and families of color and keeping families together in the future. 

(23 pp)

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Brief

Using Data from the Youth Thrive Survey to Improve Practice

February 2022

This resource explores how teaming meetings build and strengthen young people’s Protective and Promotive Factors (PPFs) and includes considerations for how to elevate young people’s voice and engagement in teaming meetings.

(3 pp)

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Policy Paper

What We Owe Young Adults Involved with Child Welfare: A Youth Thrive Policy Agenda

January 2022

We owe young people who age out of care the structure and supports that they need to thrive. To fulfill this obligation and to remove barriers to thriving, we need new investments to support these young people. This policy agenda highlights key opportunities to advance the health and well-being of young people who are involved with child welfare systems.

(8 pp)

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Report

Kevin S., et al. v. Blalock and Scrase, Co-Neutrals’ Baseline and 2020 Annual Report (November 15, 2021)

November 2021

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.

(120 pp)

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Digital Resource

Youth Thrive Blueprint: Coaching Tool

October 2021

The Youth Thrive Coaching Tool is one of many resources for implementing the Youth Thrive Initiative developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy. The purpose of this Coaching Tool is to give supervisors key questions, guidance, and ideas about how to help workers assess and support Protective and Promotive Factors with youth.

Click here.

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