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Brief

What do “Work Requirements” Actually Require? A look at programs that meet families’ basic needs in Montgomery County, Maryland

June 2019

This brief explores work we have done to understand work requirements in Montgomery County, MD. Our goal is to learn what was required of families to apply for, and receive, TANF and SNAP. 

Download the supporting infographic. 

(8 pp)

Policy Paper

Supporting All Families: Financing Streams to Support Prevention Programs

May 2019

This fact sheet and 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.

Download the infographic here.

(2 pp)

Policy Paper

Responsibly Defining Candidacy within the Context of FFPSA: Five Principles to Consider

April 2019

This brief offers guiding principles for states to consider as they work to identify a definition of candidacy that fits within the context of their state policies and prevention service array.

(2 pp)

Report

Our Future Together: A Framework for an Equitable Immigration System that Protects and Promotes the Well-Being of Families

March 2019

This report proposes a framework for an equitable immigration system that protects and promotes the well-being of families seeking to enter the United States at the southern border or other ports of entry, as well as of families who are already living here. 

(25 pp)

Brief

Raising the Bar: Child Welfare’s Shift Toward Well-Being

July 2013

This brief outlines initial steps for policymakers and advocates, as well as summarizes the
research, policy, and practice trends driving this increased focus on well-being.

(20 pp)

Brief

Opportunities for Progress: Better Serving Families with Domestic Violence through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)

March 2019

This brief outlines the existing challenges within child welfare practice and highlights opportunities within FFPSA for advancing best practice for supporting children and families at the intersection of child welfare and domestic violence.

(4 pp)

Report

Connecting the Dots: A Resource Guide for Meeting the Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth, their Children, and their Families

February 2019

This guide provides stakeholders with information on a wide range of interventions that meet the comprehensive needs of EPY, prevent child abuse and neglect of their children, and improve parent and child well-being outcomes.

(103 pp)

Report

Supporting All Our Values: How Publicly Funded, Faith-Based Child Welfare Providers and Non-Discrimination Laws Can Promote Well-Being

February 2019

This report addresses the importance of promoting child well-being, the role of non-discrimination policies in achieving this, examples of partnerships between states and faith-based agencies, and recommendations for how states can ensure the best interest of children and families are met through these partnerships. Also included is a 50-state matrix of laws, regulations, and policies that protect youth in foster care from discrimination based on SOGIE.

(62 pp)

Policy Paper

Public Charge Comments Template

December 2018

This document gives states and communities a template for use in submitting comments on the proposed public charge guidance.

(10pp)

Policy Paper

Seizing the Opportunity: 10 Ways to Advance Equity Through FFPSA

December 2018

This brief outlines 10 opportunities for states to leverage FFPSA to both advance equity and promote better outcomes for children and families. While this list is not exhaustive and there are many other strategies for advancing equity, the 10 opportunities below represent concrete strategies states can pursue to achieve an equitable child welfare system.

(2 pp)