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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)

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Strengthening Families State Profile: Washington State

June 2021

This profile offers an overview of the Strengthening Families work in Washington State as well as additional information on key aspects, evaluation, and evolving work.

(2 pp)

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Strengthening Families State Profile: California

June 2021

This profile offers an overview of the Strengthening Families work in California as well as additional information on key aspects, evaluation, and evolving work.

(2 pp)

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Strengthening Families State Profile: Michigan

June 2021

This profile offers an overview of the Strengthening Families work in Michigan as well as additional information on key aspects, evaluation, and evolving work.

(2 pp)

Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (September 1, 2020–February 13, 2021)

June 2021

This report assesses Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office’s progress in sustaining and performing corrective actions, focusing on September 1, 2020–February 13, 2021, of a stipulated judgment filed by California’s Attorney General’s Office. The report contains recommendations of CSSP (the compliance monitor) for meeting and sustaining outstanding requirements of the Judgment.

(83 pp)

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Willis & Friends: Reach Out and Read: Learning the Vitals Signs of ERH

In our first conversation in this livestream series, panelists will discuss the development of an initial set of training modules and materials for ROR pediatricians about observing autonomic emotional connection as learned from the key elements within the Welch Emotional Connection Scale (WECS). These observations have opened groundbreaking discussions about how ROR pediatricians can partner with families to support their foundational relationships as pediatric care moves toward advancing "relationships as a vital sign."
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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)

Report

Interactive Guide: Using the Protective and Promotive Factors to Support Youth Well-Being

June 2021

This interactive guide is designed to provide those working with young people—as well as youth themselves and their parents—with questions that stimulate and enrich conversations about the presence of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors in a young person’s life, each of which help to reduce risk, increase the likelihood of positive outcomes, and support healthy development and well-being.

(40 pp)

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DULCE’s Anti-Racist Approach

May 2021

To achieve a just and equitable society in which all infants and their families thrive, anti-racist approaches must be explicitly designed to address the racial health inequities of infants and their families. Learn how DULCE does this via animated video.