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Data for Equity and Action Lab Information Session Presentation

May 2022

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

Data for Equity and Action Lab May 10 Information Session slide deck.
Video

Data for Equity and Action Lab Information Session

May 2022

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

Data for Equity and Action Lab cartoon.
Video

Youth Thrive Changing Perspectives

May 2022

Video

The Five Protective and Promotive Factors

May 2022

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.

Video

Youth Thrive Overview

May 2022

Digital Resource

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.

View the resource.

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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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Policy Paper

What We Owe Young Adults Involved with Child Welfare: A Youth Thrive Policy Agenda

January 2022

We owe young people who age out of care the structure and supports that they need to thrive. To fulfill this obligation and to remove barriers to thriving, we need new investments to support these young people. This policy agenda highlights key opportunities to advance the health and well-being of young people who are involved with child welfare systems.

(8 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.

Click here.

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