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Willis & Friends: Early Relational Health and HOPE in Early Childhood

April 2022

The 11th Willis & Friends discussed how to view children's growth through healthy outcomes from positive experiences (HOPE). These positive early childhood experiences are important drivers of healthy child development and future adult health and counter adversity, that can come from adverse childhood experiences.

Willis and Friends webinar ad: A Monthly Live Conversation with Experts from the Field of ERH.
Report

Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics: Early Learning Report

March 2022

This report is meant to inform funders, policymakers, and health care leaders about the investments and supports needed to effectively integrate behavioral health care into pediatric primary care settings.

(14 pp)

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Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (April – September 2021)

March 2022

This is the 10th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

Read the executive summary.

(156 pp)

 

Progress Report: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services Apr.-Sept. 2021.
Report

Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (Executive Summary April – September 2021)

March 2022

This is an executive summary of the 10th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.

Read the full report here.

 

Progress Report: South Carolina Dept. of Social Services, Apr.- Sept. 2021 executive summary.
Policy Paper

A ‘Godsend’: How Temporary Investments in the Child Tax Credit and Child Care Impacted Michigan Families

March 2022

To learn about the impact of the American Rescue Plan’s short-term investments in the CTC and child care, CSSP conducted interviews with low- and moderate-income (ranging from $0-$55,000/year) families of color, child care providers, and stakeholders in Michigan between September and December 2021. The findings make it clear: Robust, long-term investments in both the Child Tax Credit and child care are necessary so that all families—and particularly families of color—have the support they need to not just survive, but to thrive.

(24 pp)

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Willis & Friends: At the Feet of Storytellers—The Development of Early Relational Health Conversations

March 2022

The 10th Willis & Friends brought together two of the three developers of the Early Relational Health Conversation model – Marie-Celeste Condon, PhD, and Dominique Charlot-Swilley, PhD. They described their experiences in researching African American families’ experiences with the ERH screening and the emergence of ERH Conversations, a family and culture-centered model for ERH-focused visits in pediatric care settings

Willis and Friends webinar ad: A Monthly Live Conversation with Experts from the Field of ERH.
Report

Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2021)

March 2022

This report measures the progress of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of January 1 – June 30, 2021.

(101 pp)

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DULCE Biannual Report

March 2022

The DULCE Biannual Report covers findings on the DULCE project from May 2021 - October 2021. DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.

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Brief

DULCE Biannual Report Executive Summary

March 2022

This executive summary is an overview the DULCE Biannual Report (May 2021 - October 2021). DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.

DULCE Biannual Report May-Oct. 2021 executive summary.
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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