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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)

Brief

Manifesto for Race Equity & Parent Leadership in Early Childhood Systems

January 2019

A group of 40 parent leaders and agency staff from nine EC-LINC communities, with support from CSSP staff and consultants, came together to create this Manifesto for Race Equity and Parent Leadership in Early Childhood.

The Manifesto is also available in Spanish.

(13 pp)

Report

Entangled Roots: The Role of Race in Policies that Separate Families

November 2018

By examining the roots of policies that separate families and their entanglement with racial prejudice and discrimination, this report makes the case that we must embrace an alternative path.

(26pp)

 

Brief

Promoting Equity and Building Protective Factors: Opportunities in the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative

October 2018

Where available, this brief includes links to related resources that States can use to inform specific activities and strategies in response to the PDG B-5 requirements.
(11pp)

Brief

Guidance for Strengthening Families States: Opportunities to Promote Equity and Build Protective Factors

October 2018

This brief highlights specific opportunities in the PDG B-5 FOA for States to incorporate Strengthening Families into their applications.
(10pp)

Brief

Moving to High Quality Child Care for All: Addressing Inequities through CCDBG State Plans

October 2018

As States begin implementing their required CCDBG triennial plans for 2019-2021, Child Care Administrators and other State policy leaders should use this opportunity to improve the quality of, and expand access to, child care for low-income families of color.
(10pp)

Video

CSSP Makes Policy Recommendations to Achieve Racial Equity in Child Welfare

June 2015

In this video, Megan Martin introduces a new paper highlighting policy strategies that have shown promise in improving outcomes for children and families of color in child welfare systems.

Video

Fight for Our Girls

March 2018

This video introduces CSSP's series seeking to shift the narrative surrounding girls of color and status offenses from a focus on delinquency and misbehavior to structural discrimination, trauma, and youth well-being.

Webinar

getREAL Webinar: Implicit Bias Research: Understanding the Dynamics of Unconscious Associations

January 2015

This webinar provides an introduction to the science of implicit bias. Viewers will learn about the formation of implicit associations as well as the key dynamics of this social psychological phenomenon.

Webinar

getREAL Webinar: #BornPerfect

June 2015

In this webinar, Samantha Ames gives an overview of so-called “conversion therapy” and provide tools for attendees to become advocates to end these dangerous and discredited practices.