Publications & Resources
Early Childhood System Performance Assessment Toolkit
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.
Strengthening Families State Profile: Washington State
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.
Strengthening Families State Profile: California
This profile offers an overview of the Strengthening Families work in California as well as additional information on key aspects, evaluation, and evolving work.
Strengthening Families State Profile: Michigan
This profile offers an overview of the Strengthening Families work in Michigan as well as additional information on key aspects, evaluation, and evolving work.
People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (September 1, 2020–February 13, 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.
Willis & Friends: Reach Out and Read: Learning the Vitals Signs of ERH
To Reach Every Child, the Child Tax Credit Eligibility Requirements Must Be Changed
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.
Interactive Guide: Using the Protective and Promotive Factors to Support Youth Well-Being
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.
DULCE’s Anti-Racist Approach
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.