Author(s): Caspe, Margaret.;Atkin, Catherine.;Reyal, Laura De.;Hau, Isabelle.;Keesey, Dorreen.;Ligon, Nisha.;Wilton, Katelin.;Salinas, Steven.
Published: 2019
Available from: Global Family Research Project
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Abstract: At the LEGO Idea Conference 2019 in Billund, Denmark, five organizations—the Global Family Research Project, Omidyar Network, Ubongo, International Rescue Committee, and the Early Learning Lab-engaged in a conversation with a broad audience about how co-design creates shifts in family engagement and gives families agency and voice. From these conversations, four critical concepts emerged that individuals and organizations can use to develop, expand, and improve the knowledge, resources, and mindsets needed to grow their capacity for co-design. These four concepts include: create mechanisms for deeply understanding families; design programs and services with low floors, high ceilings, and wide walls; build learning feedback loops, and keep iterating based on learning; and going to scale is more than just numbers. (Author abstract modified) 

This slide presentation presents preliminary findings from a study that is investigating how engaged families are in the Pennsylvania Title IV-E Child Welfare Demonstration Project.

Author(s): Perry, Marlo A.;Rauktis, Mary E.
Published: 2019
Available from: University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
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Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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Published in Title IV-E Review
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 09:12

Self-Care for Families or Caregivers

During pre-flight instructions, flight attendants tell passengers that in the case of an emergencey they should put their own oxygen mask on first even before helping children because otherwise the passenger will run out of oxygen and be unable to help anyone else. This is true when it comes to self-care because putting oneself first is an unselfish act and a priority.



In This Report on Helping Low-Income Workers Succeed, You'll Learn
Who are the most vulnerable workers and why? 
How work and work requirements have changed over time. 
What today and tomorrow's workers need to succeed. 
What efforts are underway to help workers build skills, careers and greater economic stability.

The GrandFacts state fact sheets for grandfamilies include state-specific data and programs as well as information about public benefits, educational assistance, legal relationship options and state laws. Visit to find this and all GrandFacts state fact sheets.

Access the Generations United Fact Sheet.

Published in Children's Justice Act

The United Way ALICE Project provides a framework, language, and tools to measure and understand the struggles of a population called ALICE — an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is the growing number of households in our communities that do not earn enough to afford basic necessities. This research initiative partners with state United Way organizations to present data that can stimulate meaningful discussion, attract new partners, and ultimately inform strategies for positive change.

Based on the overwhelming success of this research in identifying and articulating the needs of this vulnerable population, the United Way ALICE Project has grown from a pilot in Morris County, New Jersey in 2009, to the entire state of New Jersey in 2012, and now to the national level with 18 states participating. Louisiana United Ways are proud to join the more than 540 United Ways in these states that are working to better understand ALICE’s struggles. Organizations across the country are also using this data to address the challenges and needs of their employees, customers, and communities. The result is that ALICE is rapidly becoming part of the common vernacular, appearing in the media and in public forums discussing financial hardship in communities nationwide.

Together, United Ways, government agencies, nonprofits, and corporations have the opportunity to evaluate current initiatives and discover innovative approaches that give ALICE a voice, and create changes that improve life for ALICE and the wider community.
To access reports from all states, visit

The Louisiana ALICE report is attached to this page. Please click on the link to open it. 


Published in Data & Technology

Low-income families face significant challenges navigating both low-wage employment or education and training programs and also finding good-quality child care. Programs that intentionally combine services for parents and children can help families move toward economic security and create conditions that promote child and family well-being. Although these programs in general are not new (see Background), policymakers and program leaders are now experimenting with innovative approaches to combining services. Yet, most currently operating programs, sometimes called “two-generation” or “dual generation” programs, have not yet been rigorously evaluated (Chase-Lansdale and Brooks-Gunn 2014). We conducted a targeted review of publicly available documents and literature. This scan aimed to identify common features of programs operating as of early 2016 that offer integrated services to support both family economic security and child development and well-being (see About This Project). This brief presents the results of the scan related to six key questions:

1. How did programs develop?

2. How mature are these programs?

3. Whom do these programs serve?

4. What services do programs provide to adults and children?

5. How do programs engage both parents and children?

6. How do programs fund their services for parents and children?


Read the full report, click here.

Features of Programs Designed to Help Families Achieve Economic Security and Promote Child Well-being.
OPRE Report #2017-49
Sama-Miller, Emily. Baumgartner, Scott.

A booklet for patients and families on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome produced by the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative. 

Link to booklet

Friday, 17 February 2017 16:38

Positive Parenting Tips

As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life. The following links are from the Child Welfare Information Gateway:

Published in Children's Justice Act