The 11th Willis & Friends discussed how to view children's growth through healthy outcomes from positive experiences (HOPE). These positive early childhood experiences are important drivers of healthy child development and future adult health and counter adversity, that can come from adverse childhood experiences.
Publications & Resources
Transforming and Expanding Access to Mental Health Care in Urban Pediatrics: Early Learning Report
This report is meant to inform funders, policymakers, and health care leaders about the investments and supports needed to effectively integrate behavioral health care into pediatric primary care settings.
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster Progress Report (Executive Summary April – September 2021)
This is an executive summary of the 10th report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.
A ‘Godsend’: How Temporary Investments in the Child Tax Credit and Child Care Impacted Michigan Families
To learn about the impact of the American Rescue Plan’s short-term investments in the CTC and child care, CSSP conducted interviews with low- and moderate-income (ranging from $0-$55,000/year) families of color, child care providers, and stakeholders in Michigan between September and December 2021. The findings make it clear: Robust, long-term investments in both the Child Tax Credit and child care are necessary so that all families—and particularly families of color—have the support they need to not just survive, but to thrive.
Willis & Friends: At the Feet of Storytellers—The Development of Early Relational Health Conversations
The 10th Willis & Friends brought together two of the three developers of the Early Relational Health Conversation model – Marie-Celeste Condon, PhD, and Dominique Charlot-Swilley, PhD. They described their experiences in researching African American families’ experiences with the ERH screening and the emergence of ERH Conversations, a family and culture-centered model for ERH-focused visits in pediatric care settings.
Charlie and Nadine H Report on Progress (January 1 – June 30, 2021)
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, 2021.
DULCE Biannual Report
The DULCE Biannual Report covers findings on the DULCE project from May 2021 - October 2021. DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.
DULCE Biannual Report Executive Summary
This executive summary is an overview the DULCE Biannual Report (May 2021 - October 2021). DULCE, an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), is an innovative approach based in the pediatric care setting that brings together early childhood, health, and legal system partners to better support families of infants during the critical first six months of life.
Youth Thrive Blueprint
The Youth Thrive Blueprint is a practice resource for youth-serving agencies and organizations to advance the well-being of young people. Full of actionable ideas and tools to build young people’s strengths, the Blueprint was developed with a focus on young people in foster care and relevant to other settings.