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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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Youth Thrive Survey One-Pager

October 2020

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

(1pp)

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upENDing the Child Welfare System: the Road to Abolition Day 2

October 2020

The inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement took place over two days and featured organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders discussing abolition theory and innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Watch Day 1 here.

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upENDing the Child Welfare System: the Road to Abolition Day 1

October 2020

The inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement took place over two days and featured organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders discussing abolition theory and innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Watch Day 2 here.

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Conversations with CASA: The upEND Movement

October 2020

This episode of Conversations with CASA features the co-leads of the newly launched upEND Movement. The upEND Movement is designed to tap into work already being done and spark new work that will ultimately create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Webinar

Research Innovations, New Findings, and Practice Implications for Supporting Young Mothers in Foster Care

October 2020

This webinar highlighted a process for partnering with young mothers with lived experience in foster care in conducting research to inform policy and practice for expectant and parenting youth in foster care. Presenters discussed new research findings and research-based strategies for supporting young mothers in care and preventing unplanned subsequent pregnancies.

 

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

October 2020

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.

(11 pp)