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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)


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.



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.



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)


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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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.


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.


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.