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How to Communicate Effectively About Early Relational Health: What It Is and Why It Matters

November 2022

This guide is meant to be a tool to help the many voices supporting and working on Early Relational Health to speak the same language and spread awareness, spark interest, advocate holistically, and accelerate change. 

(39 pp)

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Children Concurrently Involved with South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Social Services: Joint Review Findings

November 2022

This report assesses the experiences of children in the Michelle H. v. McMaster lawsuit who are impacted by both the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Justice. It is based on a review of the case files of children who were involved with both systems between October 2020 and September 2021, and information obtained through discussion groups held between February and June 2022. The report has been prepared jointly by the Co-Monitors and DSS, with the support of DJJ.

(26 pp)

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Toolkit to Support Developing an Upstream Support and Child Welfare Prevention Plan for Young Children and their Families

October 2022

This toolkit builds off of the lessons learned, principles, and strategies outlined in the report, Supporting the First 1,000 Days of A Child’s Life: An Anti-Racist Blueprint for Early Childhood Well-Being and Child Welfare Prevention and is designed to support efforts in identifying and developing specific strategies to strengthen and support infants, toddlers, and their families and prevent child welfare involvement.

(4 pp.)


Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

October 2022

This report covers the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement (FSA) entered in Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach, for the period October 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

(125 pp.)

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Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2022)

October 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, 2022.

(112 pp)

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How States Used COVID Relief Funding to Engage Child Care Stakeholders: Five Lessons for Policymakers

September 2022

The COVID relief funding for child care provided an opportunity to observe how positive stakeholder engagement can lead to more equitable policy outcomes. The results of an in-depth look at the experiences in Michigan, North Carolina, and Mississippi demonstrate key lessons for effective stakeholder engagement.

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(15 pp)

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Youth Thrive Training Videos

May 2022

Youth Thrive believes that all young people should be valued, loved, and supported to reach their goals. To achieve this, Youth Thrive works with youth-serving systems and their partners to change policies, programs, and practices so that they build on what we know about adolescent development, value young people’s perspectives, and give youth opportunities to succeed. Check out our new animation series that educates and informs others about Youth Thrive. 

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McIntyre v. Howard, Progress of Kansas Department of Children and Families, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021)

September 2022

This report provides an assessment of the State of Kansas’ progress towards achieving the Performance Goals, Practice Improvements, and Outcomes of the McIntyre v. Howard Settlement Agreement for calendar year 2021.

(69 pp)

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Supporting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Youth in Foster Care After Roe

August 2022

In response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, this brief reviews state and federal policy levers that can support the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of youth in foster care and puts forth recommendations for strengthening coverage and access to comprehensive care and ensuring autonomy and consent for care.

(7 pp)

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Where Do We Go From Here?: How Temporary Investments in the Child Tax Credit & Child Care Impacted North Carolina Families, and the Road Ahead

July 2022

In this report, we explore how federal investments in the Child Tax Credit and child care helped North Carolina families and early educators get through the pandemic, and led them to feel supported by policymakers, and valued for their contributions to society. The findings are clear: to advance economic and racial equity, we must ensure that families and professional caregivers have the permanent, comprehensive support they need.

(27 pp)

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