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upENDing the Child Welfare System: the Road to Abolition Day 2

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 1 here.

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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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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.

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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

Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: The Impact of Isms on Well-being

July 2020

This webinar, part of the quarterly Youth Thrive Alive! forums, worked to highlight the structural, systemic and institutional inequities that are persistent barriers to youth thriving and achieving their goals. Presenters discussed how various Ism's such as racism, ageism, and sexism impact youth well-being.

Webinar

Applying CSSP’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work

July 2020

Attendees learned about the anti-racist intersectional frame developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), and to explore its application to CSSP’s Strengthening Families work and other projects related to young children and their families. The webinar also discuss opportunities to apply the frame within your own Strengthening Families work in your programs, communities, and systems.

Policy Paper

A Critical Resource at Risk: Supporting Kinship Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

May 2020

As the current pandemic upends daily lives, among the families suffering the most are kinship caregivers. This brief explores kinship care and how this critical resource is at risk now and in the future.

(10 pp)

Brief

Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame

May 2020

This anti-racist intersectional frame is an action-oriented frame that critiques society’s structures and its treatment of people and communities while providing a guiding approach for how to work towards a more just and equitable society. 

(2 pp)

Policy Paper

COVID-19: Our Response Must Protect the Health and Well-Being of All Children, Youth, and Families

March 2020

As the United States responds to the public health emergency and the looming economic crisis stemming from COVID-19, there has not been enough attention to the needs of children, youth, and families who are likely to suffer most during this crisis.

Read a statement from CSSP President Judith Meltzer on COVID-19.

(2pp)