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Report

People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (March 1–August 31, 2020)

December 2020

This report assesses Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Child Welfare Services, and Humboldt County’s Sheriff’s Office’s progress in sustaining and performing corrective actions, focusing on March 1–August 31, 2020, of a stipulated judgment filed by California’s Attorney General’s Office. The report contains recommendations of CSSP (the compliance monitor) for meeting and sustaining outstanding requirements of the Judgment.

(102pp)

Brief

Matrix for Guide to Leveraging Opportunities Between Title V and Medicaid for Promoting Social-Emotional Development

December 2020

This matrix accompanies "Guide to Leveraging Opportunities Between Title V and Medicaid for Promoting Social-Emotional Development," a guide designed to support state-level planning, action, and innovation aligned with the goals of the Pediatrics Supporting Parents initiative, using a framework that stretches from promotion to screening to prevention to early intervention and treatment. Find the full guide here

(21pp)

Report

Guide to Leveraging Opportunities Between Title V and Medicaid for Promoting Social-Emotional Development

December 2020

This guide is designed to support state-level planning, action, and innovation aligned with the goals of the Pediatrics Supporting Parents initiative, using a framework that stretches from promotion to screening to prevention to early intervention and treatment. Find the accompanying matrix for the report here. 

(101 pp)

Brief

Executive Summary: Community Conditions that Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level

December 2020

This brief summarizes survey findings from organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network interested in using the Protective Factors Framework in their community-level approach and their viewpoints on community conditions that support child and family outcomes. Find the full report here. 

(7pp)

Report

Community Conditions that Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level

December 2020

This report summarizes survey findings from organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network interested in using the Protective Factors Framework in their community-level approach and their viewpoints on community conditions that support child and family outcomes. Find the executive summary for the report here. 

(24pp)

Webinar

Family Voices in Early Relational Health

December 2020

This webinar brings a discussion by the PSU research team and participating parents of some of the key themes that emerged as well as their recommendations for how the child and family health system can be more supportive to their family relationships. Then three national discussants  each discuss the importance of the findings and implications for efforts to advance early relational health with parent voice in the lead. 

Report

What We Owe Young Children: An Anti-Racist Policy Platform for Early Childhood

December 2020

Early childhood is a crucial period of growth and learning that can influence children’s opportunities well into adulthood and can shape the future of families and communities. This new resource urges policymakers to enact policies that root out systemic racism and ensure all children can have a happy and healthy start to life.

In addition, read our one-pager, Principles for Anti-Racist Policymaking.

(30 pp)

Brief

My Baby, My Doctor & Me: Family Voice in Early Relational Health Pilot Study

November 2020

This pilot study was designed to generate questions and further areas of research needed to advance the ongoing dialogue about family voice, equity, and the concept of 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. You can also find other key takeaways here.

(3 pp)

Webinar

Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: Presenting New Youth Thrive Resources

November 2020

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. 

Webinar

Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: A Webinar

November 2020

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. 

Read the full Moving Beyond the Family Engagement Check Box: An Innovative Partnership to Promote Authentic Family Engagement in Systems Change report here.