Publications & Resources
Early Relational Health: Community Mapping Tool (PDF)
The Early Relational Health Community Mapping Tool allows community leaders to (1) reflect on the ways in which their community currently supports and promotes the development of ERH, and (2) identify action steps to improve and expand upon those efforts. Download an editable version of the tool if you would like to type directly into the document.
The Child Care Paradox: How Child Care Providers Balance Paid and Un-Paid Caregiving
Care work is some of the most important work in our society, supporting children, families, and individuals across their lifespans. But, despite the critical work child care providers do for families and society as a whole, their work is systematically undervalued. This brief reports the findings from our interviews and the recommendations from providers.
Data for Equity and Action Lab Information Session
The Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with Casey Family Programs launched the Data for Equity and Action (D4EA) Lab to strategize with child welfare jurisdictions about how to collect, analyze and use demographic data to advance equity. To learn more about this project visit here.
The Five Protective and Promotive Factors
Youth Thrive’s five Protective and Promotive factors are five essential elements that research tells us help young people thrive, even in the face of adversity.
The Five Factors are: Youth Resilience. Social Connections. Knowledge of Adolescent Development. Concrete.
This video reviews each factor, why it is important, and how taken together they contribute to young people’s overall well-being.
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.
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.