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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.

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Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021)

October 2021

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

(162 pp)

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Our Identities, Ourselves: A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for System Leaders and Data Administrators

September 2021

This guide offers guiding principles and best practices for applying a anti-racist and equity focused lens to data collection, analysis, usage and reporting within child welfare systems.

(5 pp)

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Our Identities, Ourselves: Rights Guide for Young People and Families

September 2021

This guide serves as a tool for young people and families in understanding their rights when asked questions about their identities. It also includes responses to common questions asked by young people and families related to data collection and usage.

(2 pp)

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Our Identities, Ourselves: A Poster Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers and Other Frontline Staff

September 2021

This one-page, printable poster provide at-a-glance tips for collecting data, talking with youth and families, and starting conversations, highlighting the most salient information in A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers. Note: printable size is 11" x 17".

(1 pp)

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Our Identities, Ourselves: A Guide to Anti-Racist Data Collection for Case Workers and Other Frontline Staff

September 2021

This guide serves as a tool for case workers and frontline staff in collecting demographic data from young people and families. It includes best practices for data collection, a sample script and a list of questions to engage young people and families in discussions about their identities.

(5 pp)

Report

Our Identities, Ourselves: An Anti-Racist Review on Collecting Accurate Data on Race and Ethnicity

September 2021

This literature review provides a synthesis of the research on best practices for collecting, analyzing and using comprehensive demographic data within child welfare systems. 

(29 pp)

Report

Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (July 1 – December 31, 2020)

August 2021

This report measures the progress under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of July 1 through December 31, 2020.

Report

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)

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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)