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Advancing Healthy Outcomes: Eight Ways to Promote the Health and Well-Being of LGBTQ+ Youth Involved with Child Welfare through FFPSA

August 2019

This brief outlines how child welfare systems can implement these eight strategies to address existing disproportionalities and disparities for LGBTQ+ children, youth, and families, promote optimal well-being, and recognize and affirm the multidimensional identities of youth and families including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and immigration status.


Building a Culture of Results: A Guide to Emerging Practices in Promise Neighborhoods Summary

January 2016

This guidebook highlights the "culture of results" adopted by Promise Neighborhoods and how the program ensures that effective solutions are launched, tracked, improved, and sustained. 

(72 pp)


Maintaining and Expanding the Pipeline: Guidance, Strategies, and Reflections on Sustaining a Promise Neighborhood


This brief provides a framework and guiding questions to support Promise Neighborhoods in preparing for sustainability, with the approach that sustainability should be incorporated into overall strategy development.

(32 pp)


Fostering Resident Voice and Influence in Community Change: The Making Connections Experience with Resident Engagement and Leadership.


This report shares information on resident engagement from start-up to phase down and addresses strategies for seeding initial conversations, results-based leadership training, and sustaining resident engagement strategies. 

(36 pp)


Service Coordination to Achieve Results in Promise Neighborhoods.

January 2010

This brief provides information on service coordination and capacity building for Promise Neighborhoods based on previous place-based initiatives.


Reaching Isolated Families and Communities

July 2019

Dr. Rosemarie Allen helped participants understand possible reasons why certain families and communities might not be receptive to their outreach efforts, including physical or social isolation, previous negative experiences, language barriers, and more. She shared a strengths- based approach to supporting families in accessing programs and services. Dr. Allen’s approach emphasized extending dignity, creating a true sense of safety, and recognition of everyone’s unique identity in an effort to create authentic engagement with families and communities which have not been effectively served in the past.


Building Protective Factors in a Family Resource Center Setting

July 2019

This webinar focused on supporting family-level protective factors in a family resource center setting. Dr. Malcolm Gaines from San Francisco's Safe & Sound shared strategies and ways they are innovating.