For our second quarterly Youth Thrive Alive! Forum, we unveiled two new Youth Thrive resources: (1) Youth Thrive Video: Voices from the Network, a video, which features interviews from policymakers, practitioners, and young adult leaders who discuss the role of Youth Thrive in their lives; and (2) Youth Thrive: Our Story (So Far), a written narrative that tells the Youth Thrive story since the beginning.
Publications & Resources
Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: A Webinar
While many individuals and organizations, including funders, see the value of family engagement, they often struggle with the logistics of how to engage families. This webinar, by CSSP and Family Voices, provides an example of family engagement in systems level work.
Equity in Action: DULCE Addresses the Health and Emotional Needs of Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This brief summarizes the response and value of the Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone (DULCE) approach during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the essential elements of the model that support its strength, and lessons learned.
Hope in the Time of Chaos: CHOC Children’s Strengthened Response to COVID-19 through DULCE
This brief demonstrates the power of DULCE in addressing the critical concrete needs of families with newborns during the pandemic. The five original DULCE sites are EC-LINC communities.
Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Authentic Family Engagement in Systems Change
This case study examines the partnership that the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) and Family Voices undertook to create and implement a process for engaging families in the Pediatrics Supporting Parents (PSP) national initiative to promote the social and emotional development (SED) of young children.
DULCE’s Secret Ingredient: the Interdisciplinary Team
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.
The Unique Relationship Between the Family Specialist and Medical Provider
My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in Promoting Early Relational Health
This exploratory study focused specifically on exploring parent perspectives on foundational early relationships, and the potential for the family and child health care system to play a supportive role, by working with three groups of families: (1) African American mothers living in inner Northeast Portland; (2) Spanish-speaking Latinx mothers living in rural Oregon; and (3) White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon.
My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Key Findings from a Focus Group with Mothers Living in a Small, Rural Community
This research brief summarizes findings from the focus group held with White mothers living in an isolated rural community in Southern Oregon. These findings are part of an exploratory study titled "My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Hearing from Parents about Foundational Relationships and the Role of the Health Care System in promoting Early Relational Health."