The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with Casey Family Programs launched the Data for Equity and Action (D4EA) Lab to strategize with child welfare jurisdictions about how to collect, analyze and use demographic data to advance equity. To learn more about this project visit here.
Publications & Resources
The Five Protective and Promotive Factors
Youth Thrive’s five Protective and Promotive factors are five essential elements that research tells us help young people thrive, even in the face of adversity.
The Five Factors are: Youth Resilience. Social Connections. Knowledge of Adolescent Development. Concrete.
This video reviews each factor, why it is important, and how taken together they contribute to young people’s overall well-being.
Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics: Early Learning Report
This report is meant to inform funders, policymakers, and health care leaders about the investments and supports needed to effectively integrate behavioral health care into pediatric primary care settings.
A ‘Godsend’: How Temporary Investments in the Child Tax Credit and Child Care Impacted Michigan Families
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.
Willis & Friends: At the Feet of Storytellers—The Development of Early Relational Health Conversations
The 10th Willis & Friends brought together two of the three developers of the Early Relational Health Conversation model – Marie-Celeste Condon, PhD, and Dominique Charlot-Swilley, PhD. They described their experiences in researching African American families’ experiences with the ERH screening and the emergence of ERH Conversations, a family and culture-centered model for ERH-focused visits in pediatric care settings.
Willis & Friends: Toy Pollution—What Do We Know About Toys and Early Relational Development?
The 9th edition of the Willis & Friends series explored the attachment infants and young children have to toys. Speakers examined preliminary findings from infant-parent research, lived experiences, and the shared emotional experiences from within the Latinx, Asian, and Black communities.
Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change
The content of this resource is based on technical assistance delivered to the Pediatrics Supporting Parents National Medicaid/CHIP State Implementation Workgroup from September 2019 to December 2020 and on the report Fostering Social and Emotional Health through Pediatric Primary Care: A Blueprint for Leveraging Medicaid and CHIP to Finance Change, released in June 2019.
The Blueprint in Action: Lessons Learned from the Pediatrics Supporting Parents State Medicaid and CHIP Implementation Workgroup
This brief describes the accomplishments of and lessons learned from the Pediatrics Supporting Parents State Medicaid and CHIP Implementation Workgroup to inform future initiatives that aim to leverage Medicaid and CHIP financing to promote the health of young children, their families, and their communities.