Child welfare

Review of Policy Effects on Black Families and Children: Advancing the Black Child National Agenda

Apr 10, 2024
Catherine, E., Alexander, B., Iruka, I.U., Meek, S., & Edwards, M.C. (April, 2024). Review of Policy Effects on Black Families and Children: Advancing the Black Child National Agenda. Equity Research Action Coalition at UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Devel
In this new report, The Children’s Equity Project and the Equity Research Action Coalition review the impacts of several social policies across health, education, housing, and income/wealth- on Black children and families. This report advances the Black Child National Agenda, developed in 2021 by

Meeting Young Parents Where They Dream: A Collaborative Framework for a 2Gen Approach in New Mexico

Jan 18, 2024
Marjorie Sims, Sarah Haight
Marjorie Sims, Sarah Haight January 2024 Focused on the 23,306 young parents (ages 18 to 24) and their families in New Mexico, this report provides a framework for organizations in New Mexico to collaborate more effectively and offers a plan of action to assess these efforts and strengthen impact

Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Homelessness: Prevalence and Access to Early Learning in Twenty States

Nov 17, 2022
School House Connection
Homelessness is a traumatic experience with long-term consequences, particularly for infants and toddlers in their most critical stages of development. Yet homelessness among young children is hidden.

Building Supply, Enhancing Quality, and Advancing Equity: The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Series

Policy Brief
Nov 3, 2022
Mario Cardona, Shantel Meek, Linda Smith, Yvette Fuentes, and Eric Bucher for Arizona State University Center for Child and Family Success
The series highlights the promising work of the EHS-CCPs to date, particularly related to pandemic recovery and stabilization, workforce support, and expanding access to holistic support for children and families, especially mental health support.

Toolkit: Overcoming Legal and Policy Barriers to serving minors experiencing homelessness - a collection of resources for youth advocates

Jun 29, 2022
National Network for Youth
In 2020 we launched a dedicated effort to learn more about legal issues surrounding unaccompanied minors experiencing homelessness.

Lessons from Networks for School Improvement: School Year 2020-2021

Jun 29, 2022
Looking largely at the 2020-2021 school year, the report is chock-full of information about how schools apply research-based strategies in a variety of different contexts – from very different school systems across multiple states – to make research translate into positive experiences and outcomes f

Toward a More Equitable Tomorrow: A Landscape Analysis of Early Childhood Leadership

Jun 27, 2022
Ascend at the Aspen Institute
We have an abundance of talent that is ready to reimagine early childhood and well-being in America for our youngest children and families, but we do not have an abundance of leadership experiences that nurture, propel, and position them as the dynamic leaders our country urgently needs.