For our second quarterly Youth Thrive Alive! Forum, we unveiled two new Youth Thrive resources: (1) Youth Thrive Video: Voices from the Network, a video, which features interviews from policymakers, practitioners, and young adult leaders who discuss the role of Youth Thrive in their lives; and (2) Youth Thrive: Our Story (So Far), a written narrative that tells the Youth Thrive story since the beginning.
Publications & Resources
Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: A Webinar
While many individuals and organizations, including funders, see the value of family engagement, they often struggle with the logistics of how to engage families. This webinar, by CSSP and Family Voices, provides an example of family engagement in systems level work.
Equity in Action: DULCE Addresses the Health and Emotional Needs of Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief summarizes the response and value of the Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) approach during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the essential elements of the model that support its strength, and lessons learned.
Hope in the Time of Chaos: CHOC Children’s Strengthened Response to COVID-19 through DULCE
This brief demonstrates the power of DULCE in addressing the critical concrete needs of families with newborns during the pandemic. The five original DULCE sites are EC-LINC communities.
Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Authentic Family Engagement in Systems Change
This case study examines the partnership that the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices undertook to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) national initiative to promote the social and emotional development (SED) of young children.
DULCE’s Secret Ingredient: the Interdisciplinary Team
This animation highlights the DULCE Interdisciplinary Team and its approach to holistically problem-solve a family's needs. It's a white-board style animation, intended to support the onboarding and training of new communities to DULCE.
The Unique Relationship Between the Family Specialist and Medical Provider
Using Café Conversations to Build Protective and Promotive Factors
The goal of café-style conversations is to create an intimate environment where parents, caregivers, and community members can share and support each other as a strategy for strengthening families.
Coming Together During COVID-19: Early Childhood Systems Supporting Families
This brief is the first in a three-part series, highlighting community and local level responses to COVID-19. This first brief discusses how the infrastructure and partnerships EC-LINC communities have developed over years of building their early childhood systems have allowed them to address the needs confronting families with young children.