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Strive – An Open Source Parenting Program

This 2014 summary brief provides background on parenting programs, the challenges the state faces in reaching families with tailored, evidence-informed parenting programs and one potential solution – the new Strive parenting program.
May 15, 2015 Read More

Making Sure McCleary Meets the Educational Needs...

This 2014 policy brief provides background on the McCleary vs. State lawsuit and emphasizes that changes made only to the education system (and not social service system) threatens to widen the achievement gap for low-income and poor students.
May 15, 2015 Read More

Family Time Visitation in the Child Welfare System

This 2014 policy brief provides background on visitation for parents and their children in foster care, an overview of research findings on visitation and policy recommendations for visitation.
May 15, 2015 Read More

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