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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice, Education
In 2015 OpportunityTexas launched Dollars for College, a program that introduced an in-school Children's Savings Accounts (CSAs) for College program to Texas schools. CSAs for College are long-term savings accounts set up for young children and often paired with financial education....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Policy Studies
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families, Education
The path to prison often begins in childhood and in schools segregated by race and class. Over the past 40 years, American schools with high Black and brown student populations in low-income and poor communities have come to resemble prisons more than places of learning. Behaviors...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source In the Public Interest
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Finance & Procurement
This report outlines the ways in which the privatization of public goods and services has harmed working-class communities and communities of color. Analysis from In The Public Interest identifies five ways mechanisms of privatization that disproportionately hurt poor individuals...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source National Center for Lesbian Rights
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
In additional to all the steps parents must take to help ensure that their children have what they need to develop into healthy adults, parents raising transgender and gender-expansive children must take additional steps to to prepare their child and family to cope with the possibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Children & Families
Having children is often associated with increases in car use, due to barriers preventing families from relying on transit. For example, anti-stroller policies signal that families aren’t welcome on buses, while riding transit can be more expensive than driving, without youth fares...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
This infographic compares child support payments with more traditional forms of family support. Though it is not traditionally thought of as a social program, this infographic demonstrates that child support payments provide more support each month than SNAP, WIC, or the EITC....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Public Safety
Despite their shared goals, Child Protective Services (CPS) and domestic violence centers have different service philosophies and procedures that can come into conflict. Project S.A.F.E. was created in 2015 to test innovative strategies for cross-system collaboration; including joint...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Economic Justice
It is increasingly important to understand the characteristics of parents who enter the U.S. child support system, and the characteristics of those who comply with their orders. A deeper understanding of parents' characteristics and challenges helps to explain system entry and order...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) All States
Source American Civil Liberties Union
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
It is common for transgender parents who have come out or transitioned after having a child to have their gender transition raised as a basis to deny or restrict them from child custody or visitation. Many of these parents have been treated terribly by the courts because judges have...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Over the last decade, rates of child maltreatment have rapidly increased among military families. In response, the Prevention and Early Intervention Division of the Texas Department of Family Protective Services launched the Military Families and Veterans Prevention Program (MVP)...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
Racial disparities in access to money, time, and professional and social support deeply impact breastfeeding outcomes and contribute to disparities in breastfeeding success. This infographic outlines barriers to breastfeeding faced by women of color, along with their potential solutions....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Health, Children & Families
The first three years of life are the most sensitive for a child’s developing brain and body. Exposure to chronic stressors during these years can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional health problems in the future that can be costly for families and society to navigate. This...

Type Policy Brief or Report, Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, City or Town, School District
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Education, Children & Families
Quality preschool improves children’s educational outcomes into the elementary grades. Good programs with wraparound childcare anchor family financial stability today by enabling parents to work. Yet too few Cincinnati children have access to a good preschool or any preschool at all....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute for Educational Leadership
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Most school districts do not have a coherent framework and strategy that lays out how the district and its community partners will work together to support student success. Community schools work to address this disconnect. A community school is a nexus of partnerships connecting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families
Father involvement describes a supportive relationship with high-quality interactions between a father and child. This brief highlights the importance of helping fathers maintain a healthy relationship with their children by describing the links between father involvement and positive...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2013
Level County
State(s) Oregon
Source Multnomah County
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance prohibits public and private institutions and organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis of any identity trait. This ordinance provides legal recourse for individuals who have been discriminated against and provides a specific listing of protected...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Children & Families
Economic insecurity is the root of many of the problems women and girls face in Rhode Island. Federal and state governments can help promote women’s economic security by implementing policies that promote equality and adequate earnings in the workplace and investing in programs that...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County, State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families
Recognizing the important role that extended family can play in improving outcomes for children who are in state custody due to abuse or neglect, Texas approved funding for the Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) pilot project. The CFE project is a collaboration between the Texas...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level State
State(s) Texas
Source Child & Family Research Partnership
Policy Areas Children & Families, Education
This report presents findings from the Child Support for College (CS4C) pilot program, a public-private collaboration to promote college attendance and financial literacy among those in the Texas child support system. In particular, the program encourages college savings by providing...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lambda Legal
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Children & Families
Often times, misperceptions and prejudices about transgender people may fuel custody disputes; judges and adoption agencies sometimes try to stop transgender adults from bringing children into their lives and even try to remove them from their homes. This fact sheet addresses some...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Learning Policy Institute
Policy Areas Education, Children & Families
Community schools represent a place-based strategy in which schools partner with community agencies and allocate resources to provide an “integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement.” Well-implemented community...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Structural violence reduces health outcomes through systemic stratification along race, class, and gender. People exposed to more structural violence are disproportionately likely to experience preterm birth. This report illustrates the role of structural violence in creating adverse...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Organizations conducting research on and proposing policy solutions to structural inequalities in maternal and child care often fail to integrate the perspectives of the people being studied into their work. This report explores reasons to include the perspectives of research subjects...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level National
State(s) All States
Source The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Policy Areas Children & Families, Health
Title V MCH Services Block Grant programs provide funding for three categories of essential services--direct, enabling, and public health services--but requires funded programs to be "family-centered, community-based and culturally competent." This report examines the methodologies...

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