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upENDing the Child Welfare System: the Road to Abolition Day 1

October 2020

The inaugural convening of the newly launched upEND Movement took place over two days and featured organizers, activists, scholars, and community leaders discussing abolition theory and innovative ways to create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Watch Day 2 here.

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DULCE’s Secret Ingredient: the Interdisciplinary Team

October 2020

This animation highlights the DULCE Interdisciplinary Team and its approach to holistically problem-solve a family's needs. It's a white-board style animation, intended to support the onboarding and training of new communities to DULCE.

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The Unique Relationship Between the Family Specialist and Medical Provider

October 2020

This animation highlights the important and unique relationship between the Family Specialist and the Medical Provider. It’s a white-board style animation, intended to support the onboarding and training of new communities to DULCE.
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Youth Thrive: Voices from the Network

October 2020

In this seven minute video, we hear from several people who have worked closely with or been influenced by the Youth Thrive framework.

Report

Youth Thrive: Our Story (So Far)

October 2020

This report describes efforts through 2019 by CSSP’s Youth Thrive initiative to increase opportunities so that all youth have the chance to thrive.

(25 pp)

Brief

Using Café Conversations to Build Protective and Promotive Factors

October 2020

The goal of café-style conversations is to create an intimate environment where parents, caregivers, and community members can share and support each other as a strategy for strengthening families.

(4 pp)

Brief

Coming Together During COVID-19: Early Childhood Systems Supporting Families

October 2020

This brief is the first in a three-part series, highlighting community and local level responses to COVID-19. This first brief discusses how the infrastructure and partnerships EC-LINC communities have developed over years of building their early childhood systems have allowed them to address the needs confronting families with young children.

(12 pp)

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Supporting Permanency for LGBTQ+ and Gender Expansive Youth

October 2020

This session is one of six in the CASCW Fall Webinar Series "Supporting Permanency and Transitions to Adulthood for Youth in Care." Presented by Vida K. Khavar, MA, LMFT, getREAL Project Director and Bill Bettencourt, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy.

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Conversations with CASA: The upEND Movement

October 2020

This episode of Conversations with CASA features the co-leads of the newly launched upEND Movement. The upEND Movement is designed to tap into work already being done and spark new work that will ultimately create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

Webinar

Strengthening Families 101

October 2020

This webinar provided a Strengthening Families introduction for people who are new to the protective factors framework and the Strengthening Families approach. It also served as a free, pre-conference training for people attending the Together for Families conference October 14-16, 2020, but is open and available to anyone who would like an introduction or refresher on what Strengthening Families is all about.