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Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2022
Expectant and parenting youth involved in systems of care represent a unique intersection of developmental needs as adolescents, emerging adults, parents, and young people who come into contact with child welfare, juvenile justice, and/or other human services systems. Addressing these parallel roles and respective developmental needs is necessary…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Early Parenthood, Social Bias, Youth
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2022
This report examines the importance of intentionally and actively targeting protective factors, in addition to risk factors, in an effort to promote healthy development and well-being in youth involved in systems of care. Protective factors are conditions and characteristics of individuals, interpersonal relationships, communities, and the larger…
Descriptors: Youth, Resilience (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence, Emotional Intelligence
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2022
This report examines the importance and multidimensional nature of well-being, in general, and the well-being of Black, Native, Latinx, and Asian youth involved in systems of care, in particular. These young people must navigate three significant challenges: typical developmental issues and stressors associated with child and adolescent…
Descriptors: African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2022
The healthy development and well-being of Black, Native, and Latinx youth are threatened when authority figures, decision makers, and other adult gatekeepers involved in systems of care perpetuate negative racial and ethnic stereotypes and/or hold implicit biases. Often, the outcomes of these perceptions are punishment-based systems that are…
Descriptors: African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Youth
Guyer, Jocelyn; Lam, Alice; Toups, Madeleine; Ross, Donna Cohen – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2021
This paper presents a set of strategies and options that California can use to leverage Medi-Cal, the State's Medicaid program, to move toward an equitable, advanced health delivery system for its children. Close to five million children are enrolled in Medi-Cal, more than two-thirds of whom are Black and Brown children. California's program alone…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development, Young Children
Guyer, Jocelyn; Lam, Alice; Toups, Madeleine; Ross, Donna Cohen – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2021
California's longstanding efforts to promote child development and kindergarten readiness have paved the way for focusing greater attention on the role Medi-Cal, the State's Medicaid program, can play in realizing the full strength of these initiatives. As a state with a large and diverse population, California's reach and potential influence are…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Child Development, Young Children
Soto-Aponte, Myra – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2021
Youth Thrive believes that all young people should be valued, loved, and supported to reach their goals. To achieve this, Youth Thrive works with youth-serving systems and its partners to change policies, programs, and practices so that they build on what we know about adolescent development, value young people's perspectives, and give youth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Resilience (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship, Adolescent Development
Minoff, Elisa – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2020
Early childhood is a time of rapid brain development, physical growth, and learning--a sensitive period that lays the foundation for success well into adulthood. Racism threatens young children's health and well-being by shaping the institutions and public policies that determine children's opportunities now and into the future. The anti-racist…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Racial Bias, Educational Policy
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2020
The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), has had a significant influence on how child- and family-serving programs operate and support healthy development and wellbeing. Many organizational partners and members of the Strengthening Families National Network are…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Community Programs, Social Justice, Needs Assessment
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2020
This executive summary describes the study, "Community Conditions That Strengthen Families: Protective Factors Work at the Community Level." The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework, developed by the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), has had a significant influence on how child- and family-serving programs…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Community Programs, Social Justice, Needs Assessment
Morrison, Sarah A. – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2020
Over the last decade, The California Endowment (TCE) has invested in 14 communities that have historically been marginalized and denied opportunities for their residents to thrive. The initiative, known as Building Healthy Communities (BHC), focuses on creating places where children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. Del Norte and Tribal Lands…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Community, Community Development, Health
Farrow, Frank; Morrison, Sarah – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2019
The United State is at a pivotal time in efforts to improve the health, education, and well-being of children, youth, and families. There is increasing recognition that population-level results cannot be achieved without closing persistent equity gaps--gaps defined by race, class, income, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, and urban/rural…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Achievement Gap, Systems Approach, Intervention
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2018
This report provides the results of a national scan of measures being used by early childhood systems and initiatives to gauge the well-being of young children and their families. The purpose of the project was to better understand the state of the field and to identify opportunities to drive improvements in measurement that could help contribute…
Descriptors: Young Children, Measures (Individuals), Well Being, Family (Sociological Unit)
Martin, Megan; Connelly, Dana Dean – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2015
Nationally, families of color--particularly African American and American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN)--are over-represented in child welfare systems. These families also tend to have worse outcomes--such as children more likely to be removed from their homes, less likely to receive family preservation services, and in the case of African…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Child Welfare, At Risk Persons, Public Policy
Miller, Oronde; Esenstad, Amelia – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2015
This report documents the efforts underway in 12 states and localities to tackle the enduring problem of African American, Native American, and Latino families faring worse than others being served by the child welfare systems. The publication, produced by Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) as part of the work of the Alliance for Racial…
Descriptors: African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Child Welfare
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