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Youth Thrive Blueprint

March 2022

The Youth Thrive Blueprint is a practice resource for youth-serving agencies and organizations to advance the well-being of young people. Full of actionable ideas and tools to build young people’s strengths, the Blueprint was developed with a focus on young people in foster care and relevant to other settings.

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Brief

Using Data from the Youth Thrive Survey to Improve Practice

February 2022

This resource explores how teaming meetings build and strengthen young people’s Protective and Promotive Factors (PPFs) and includes considerations for how to elevate young people’s voice and engagement in teaming meetings.

(3 pp)

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Webinar

Our Identities, Ourselves: Anti-Racist Guidelines for Collecting Data on Race & Ethnicity

October 2021

In this webinar, learn best practices and tools for centering equity and constituent voice in data collection, analysis, reporting, and use. Topics explored included: the best ways to capture race and ethnicity within data systems; how frontline workers can better ask nonjudgmental questions about young people and families’ identities throughout the life of a case; how system leaders can ensure that data collected is used to advance equity.

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Digital Resource

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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Brief

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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Brief

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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Brief

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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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)

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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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Brief

To Reach Every Child, the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Requirements Must Be Changed

June 2021

This brief, co-authored by CSSP and the Children's Defense Fund, describes the Child Tax Credit (CTC), rules and restrictions that govern it, and what we believe must happen to ensure that all children, youth, and families are receiving critical benefits to help them thrive.

(3 pp)

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