Kids and Teens Need Resilience

They can learn it—and we can help December 8, 2023 By: Mary K. Alvord, Ph.D. Read time: 8 min A few decades ago, I met a 6-year-old girl from Russia. For her privacy, I’ll call her K. I saw many Russian-born … Read More

FROM EFFICACY TO EFFECTIVENESS: Community Health Workers, Medical Homes for Children,and the Measurement Systems to Support Them

Introduction: Why community health workers matter to child health practice. The medical community long has recognized that health itself is not confined to the absence of disease or infirmity. Increasingly, child health’s role is being defined as advancing healthy, life-course … Read More

COVID-Era Child Welfare Financing Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented global health crisis that disrupted daily life and presented unique challenges to child welfare agencies across the United States. Child welfare agencies contended with complex decisions on how, when, and if to transition … Read More

Trends in State Mental Health Policy

Introduction In 2022, COVID-19 restrictions eased and Americans were able to return to familiar routines at work, at school and in their communities. Many people found their lives returning to a new kind of normal, but at the same time, … Read More

Youth Detention and the Pandemic

THE PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS ON YOUTH JUSTICE The data from Casey’s month­ly sur­vey dur­ing this peri­od offer an unpar­al­leled glimpse into hun­dreds of juve­nile jus­tice sys­tems around the coun­try. The Foun­da­tion observed sig­nif­i­cant and con­cern­ing changes — espe­cial­ly for Black youth: READ MORE

Creating Policies to Better Serve Diverse AANHPI Populations

While Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) populations are, collectively, the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, these groups have rich and distinctive experiences and their unique challenges are not adequately supported by current policies; this lack of support is especially … Read More

Racial Equity Tip Sheets

Tip Sheet- American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Family and Cultural Identity About 2.5 million children in the United States live in grandfamilies or kinship families, which are families in which children are being … Read More

Racial Equity Toolkits Featuring Grandfamilies

American Indian & Alaska Native Grandfamilies: Helping Children Thrive Through Connection to Family and Cultural Identity Both inside and outside the foster care system, American Indian and Alaska Native children are more likely to live in grandfamilies—families in which grandparents, … Read More

Aligning Efforts to Achieve Equitable Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Health and Well-Being for Children and Youth

Introduction Philanthropic organizations, policymakers, communities and caregivers share a common purpose in striving for conditions that enable children and youth to thrive. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has presented new challenges and exacerbated pre-existing stressors, it has also revealed strengths and … Read More

Community Prevention of Child Maltreatment:

Lessons Learned and Promising Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic The Child Welfare Community Collaborations (CWCC) initiative is a set of cooperative agreements funded by the Children’s Bureau at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) “that support the development, implementation, … Read More