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Report

The Racist Roots of Work Requirements

February 2020

This report traces policies that take away basic assistance from families for not meeting work requirements back to practices that coerced and exploited the labor of Black families, going back to slavery.

(33pp)

Brief

Key Equity Terms and Concepts: A Glossary for Shared Understanding

September 2019

Developing a shared language for thoughtful discussion about equity provides a foundation for all of our work. This glossary of key terms and concepts focuses on content that is most relevant to CSSP's work.

(23 pp)

Video

inSIGHT: A Workshop on Implicit Racial Bias for Child Protection Workers

September 2019

This curriculum combines a series of online, digital modules with an in-person training tailored to the needs of specific child protection agencies. The digital modules are designed to provide an introduction to implicit racial bias; the tailored in-person training is designed by expert facilitators based on the needs of individual jurisdictions. 

View the online modules.

Contact us about co-creating a tailored, in-person training.

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Brief

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.

Brief

inSIGHT: A Workshop on Implicit Racial Bias for Child Protection

July 2019

This brief provides an overview of inSIGHT: A Workshop on Implicit Racial Bias in Child Protection, which was developed in collaboration with the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.  Find our infographic showing highlights from the pilot workshop here.

Infographic

Pilot Participant Feedback Highlights from inSIGHT: Workshop on Implicit Bias for Child Protection Workers

July 2019

This infographic highlights key feedback from participants of the pilot inSIGHT: Workshop on Implicit Bias for Child Protection Workers.

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs—INFOGRAPHIC

May 2019

This infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Read the associated fact sheet for more background and information.

Brief

Moving Forward Together: CSSP’s Journey to Center Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

May 2019

Our commitment to equity can be traced to our earliest work, which focused on income inequality, ability, age, and race. We have been on this journey in some form or another for more than four decades. This paper explores our journey towards becoming an anti-racist, equity-centered organization; a journey that we are still on today.

(8 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs

May 2019

This fact sheet and infographic depicts the different kinds of programs and resources available to children and families including those that are directed at mitigating risk and preventing the need for foster care.

Download the infographic here.

(2 pp)

Report

Progress Towards Building an Affirming and Supportive Child Welfare System: getREAL in Allegheny County

April 2019

This report details an Institutional Analysis conducted by CSSP in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA) and examines institutional changes that have occurred on the county's journey to better support LGBTQ+ children in care. The IA also captured some of the current experiences of LGBTQ+children, youth, and families who interact with the child welfare system since the implementation of getREAL.

(12 pp)