This webinar addressed how Black feminist theory and understandings, including reproductive justice, guides us toward the abolition of the family policing system and the creation of (envision) a society where children, families, and communities are no longer over surveilled by state systems and have the power and resources for what they need to live freely and abundantly.
Publications & Resources
Welcoming, Affirming, Supporting: Child Welfare Systems Must Honor the WHOLE Child
This report summarizes the lessons learned and resources from six years of work with the getREAL initiative. Understanding and acting on these lessons can help changemakers to create a welcoming and affirming child welfare system to support these youth and their families. We detail critical components to supporting system change and provide an extensive list of resources from the getREAL initiative and our partners in the field.
The Opportunity is Now: Five Ways to Better Serve Adolescents and Young Adults through the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
This brief highlights opportunities within the Families First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) for states to build a prevention continuum that includes a focus on healthy adolescent development and that recognizes and helps rectify disparate opportunities and outcomes for Black, Latinx/e, and Native American youth, and youth who identify as LGBTQ+.
A Crosswalk of Supports for Transition Age Youth
Developed jointly with Youth Villages, this document provides an overview of the Youth Thrive and LifeSet approaches for organizations interested in implementing one, the other, or both.
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (April – September 2020 Executive Summary)
This is an executive summary of the seventh report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.
Michelle H., et al. v. McMaster and Leach Progress Report (April – September 2020)
This is the eighth report on the progress of the South Carolina Department of Social Services in meeting the requirements of the Final Settlement Agreement.
LaShawn A. v. Bowser Progress Report (January 1 – December 31, 2020)
This report examines the performance of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system for the period of January 1 - December 31, 2020 and determines its progress.
Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times
We are (and have been) dealing with extremely challenging times: from navigating a global pandemic to enduring persistent systemic and institutional racism to withstanding debilitating economic challenges. We recognize the toll that these things can collectively take on our mental and physical health and especially on young people; as some would say “the struggle is real.” This is the subject of this Youth Thrive Alive! Forum: The Struggle is Real: Finding Healing During Difficult Times, where panelists discussed the mental health needs of young people during COVID-19 and ways to center healing and well-being in our practice.
Charlie and Nadine H. v. Murphy Progress Report (January 1 – June 30, 2020)
This report measures the progress of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families under the Sustainability and Exit Plan and includes performance data for the period of January 1 through June 30, 2020.
People of the State of CA v. Humboldt County DHHS and Sheriff’s Office (March 1–August 31, 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.