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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)
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
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2012
The relational well-being of families is an important factor affecting a family's economic success, physical and mental heath, the readiness and success of children in school, and the engagement of youth in positive and productive roles. In short, the strength of family bonds is crucial to a family's capacity to provide, nurture, and care for its…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Family Work Relationship, Family Life, Social Networks
Meltzer, Judith, Ed.; Joseph, Rachel Molly, Ed.; Shookhoff, Andy, Ed. – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2012
This series of papers brings together distinguished experts writing on the use of class action litigation to reform public child welfare systems. It is an effort to tease out of four decades of experience in this work, the factors that increase the likelihood that litigation will result in successful system reform. This publication is an outgrowth…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Foster Care, Parents, Lawyers
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2010
The Toolkit is a quick and easy guide to help support and sustain parent engagement. It provides how to's for implementing three powerful strategies communities can use to maintain and grow parent engagement work that is already underway: Creating a Parent Engagement 1) Roadmap, 2) Checklist and 3) Support Network. This toolkit includes…
Descriptors: Success, Parents, Parent Participation, Check Lists
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2009
In FY 2009, the Children's Bureau funded the Center for the Study of Social Policy, in partnership with ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, and the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds, to create a National Quality Improvement Center on Early Childhood (QIC-EC) focused on child maltreatment…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Prevention, Stakeholders, Technical Assistance
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2009
The "Policy Matters" project provides coherent, comprehensive information regarding the strength and adequacy of state policies affecting children, families, and communities. The project seeks to establish consensus among policy experts and state leaders regarding the mix of policies believed to offer the best opportunity for improving…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Welfare Services, State Government, Public Policy
Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2008
As of March 2008, over half of U.S. states are facing projected budget shortfalls for the coming fiscal year. During economic downturns such as this, opportunities available to hard-working, low-wage families are diminished. These conditions create growing concerns for policymakers who must, with fewer state resources, enhance opportunities and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Evidence, Policy Formation, State Policy
Anyabwile, Thabiti – Center for the Study of Social Policy, 2004
"Policy Matters" is an initiative of the Center for the Study of Social Policy. The "Policy Matters" project is designed to develop and make available coherent, comprehensive information regarding the strength and adequacy of state policies affecting children, families, and communities. The project seeks to establish consensus among policy experts…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Evidence, School Readiness, Maintenance