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Brief

Coming Together During COVID-19: Early Childhood Systems Supporting Families

October 2020

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.

 

(12 pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families 101

October 2020

This webinar provided a Strengthening Families introduction for people who are new to the protective factors framework and the Strengthening Families approach. It also served as a free, pre-conference training for people attending the Together for Families conference October 14-16, 2020, but is open and available to anyone who would like an introduction or refresher on what Strengthening Families is all about.

Webinar

Applying CSSP’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work

July 2020

Attendees learned about the anti-racist intersectional frame developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), and to explore its application to CSSP’s Strengthening Families work and other projects related to young children and their families. The webinar also discuss opportunities to apply the frame within your own Strengthening Families work in your programs, communities, and systems.

Webinar

Guide to Leveraging Opportunities Between Title V and Medicaid for Social-Emotional Development

September 2020

This webinar presented the framework of opportunities to leverage Title V and Medicaid partnerships and offer reflections from thought leaders about the importance of action. Access the slides here. 

Webinar

Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System

September 2020

This webinar discussed the elements of the FCCHS that when adopted and coordinated, can drive transformation at the system, community, and policy levels and bring forward commentaries from thought leaders and advocates. Speakers include David Willis, MD and Dr. Shadi Houshyar of CSSP, Matt Biel, MD of Washington, DC’s Early Childhood Innovation Network, and Molly Day of Early Learning Multnomah.

Read our community agenda on Family-Centered Community Health Systems.

Brief

Advancing a Family-Centered Community Health System: A Community Agenda Focused on Child Health Care, Foundational Relationships, and Equity

September 2020

The fundamental elements for advancing family-centered community health systems for young families exist today and now is the time to bring them together in an approach that is conceptually coherent. This paper outlines these elements which, when adopted and coordinated, can drive transformation at the system and community level.

Listen to a webinar on FCCHS.

(13 pp)

Publication

Almost Like Family: Family Child Care

2009

This report shares results of a study used to inform the development of a self-assessment tool appropriate for use by home-based providers as well as an extensive review of the literature on home-based programs.

(72 pp)

Webinar

Early Relational Health and Protective Factors

June 2020

This webinar offered an opportunity to reflect on the importance of foundational relationships and how this work can strengthen the protective factors framework and be integrated with your implementation of Strengthening Families.

Policy Paper

A Critical Resource at Risk: Supporting Kinship Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

May 2020

As the current pandemic upends daily lives, among the families suffering the most are kinship caregivers. This brief explores kinship care and how this critical resource is at risk now and in the future.

(10 pp)

Webinar

Strengthening Families Webinar: During a Pandemic and Beyond

May 2020

Experts discussed how family support professionals and organizations have adapted to serve families during the COVID-19 outbreak, and what we are learning that we will carry forward from this time.

Find the resources shared by the panelists here.