Education/Professional Development

Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health

This policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics describes how relational health can be employed to build resilience and mitigate childhood toxic stress by partnering with families and communities. A paradigm shift from a problem-focused model to a solution-based approach would actively engage youth and their families in developing strategies to cope with current

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What Works Cities Certification

The What Works Cities is a certification that city governments can receive for making strides toward improving quality of life for their residents. Giving special attention to communities and their needs is paramount to achieving this certification and included qualities like implementing permanent housing for homeless individuals, empowering residents to have a voice in improving

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30 Years of Knowledge Building for an Effective Kin-First Culture: A Natural Family Resource for Children in and out of the Child Welfare System

An examination of how child welfare policy in this country has failed children, youth, families, and their communities for decades and Black families since 1619. The timeline pictured gives the reader an outline of the failed policies impacting the poor, Black, and Brown families who have and are touching the child welfare system. Second, the

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Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) – Prop 64 Roadmap

In this roadmap created by the Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI), advocates and academics lay out how marijuana tax revenues can be invested into communities and vulnerable youth, as well as families and caregivers. By emphasizing a healing-centered and trauma-informed approach, the roadmap describes how stable relationships, coaching for local organizations, cross-sector collaboration,

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The Data Equity Framework

The Data Equity Framework is a systematic process that provides you with a set of tools, checklists, and practices that allow you to identify and understand each place in your work where you are embedding a worldview or prioritizing a lived experience. It equips you and your team to make those choices intentionally in a

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