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Willis & Friends—Vital Signs of Early Relational Health: Autonomic Emotion

September 2021

In the fourth conversation of this series, participants discussed the recently discovered autonomic emotional connection. The connection is an observable state of co-regulation between loved ones when their stress physiology in the body and brain are mutually calmed by the sight, sound, smell, touch, and even taste of one another.

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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)

Brief

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)

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Willis & Friends—The New AAP Policy Statement Advances Relational Health

August 2021

The third conversation in this series discussed the American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated policy statement "Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering with Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health."
Webinar

Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit

July 2021

This webinar, from the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, shared innovative outreach strategies to raise awareness about the child tax credit and how families can sign up. 

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Willis & Friends: The Power of Two: Early Relational Health Healing and Community Building

July 2021

In our second conversation in this livestream series, panelists will discuss the impacts of trauma on caregivers and children by partnering directly with families to deliver evidence-based Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) parent coaching program. This conversation will examine Power of Two's efforts in the focal NYC communities of Brownsville, Brooklyn and Highbridge/Concourse and Hunts Point in the Bronx, as well as the inspiration and vision from their co-founder two Community Ambassadors who are graduates of the program.
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Early Childhood System Performance Assessment Toolkit

July 2021

Updated in 2021, this toolkit includes guidance and tools to use to assess how well a local early childhood system is working to improve the reach of early childhood services, promote coordination among those services, increase the community’s commitment to early childhood, and advance equity and parent engagement. 

This is the full toolkit. You can view the component parts of the toolkit here.

(87 pp)