Reviews some of the strategies used by states to address issues related to infant and early childhood mental health. It provides recommendations for nurturing change in state-level infant and early childhood mental health supports and services.
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Reviews what has been accomplished to date in the development of the “family voice” in all the child-serving systems—not just the substance abuse system but also the systems of mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, trauma support, education, and primary care. It also includes recommendations to create true cross-systems collaboration supporting family involvement so that youth and their families can fully access the services and supports they need to obtain and maintain optimum health.
Offers valuable information from the BUILD Initiative for those seeking to build early learning systems, based upon fiscal analysis and the latest research and evidence of the need for and value of additional investments in early childhood services
Offers an overview of critical early childhood system components according to their evidence base, status of development, exemplary state actions in building the component, and exemplary state actions in linking each component with other components.
Outlines how health, early learning and development, family leadership, and supportive service delivery systems contribute to the central outcome of thriving children and families.
Provides simple checklists to guide each agency in: (1) defining their data collection and sharing goals; (2) defining the population they will track; (3) assessing their current and desired information-sharing; and (4) assessing their current and desired data collection.
Provides an overview of the evidence about the effectiveness of home visiting in preventing child maltreatment, identifies research gaps and discusses implications for key stakeholders.
Discusses a national cross-site evaluation of the Supporting Evidence-Based Home Visiting to Prevent Child Maltreatment (EBHV) initiative including key findings, implications for the field, and recommendations for future research.
Makes the case for creating opportunities for families by addressing the needs of parents and their children simultaneously. The report describes a new approach to reducing poverty, which calls for connecting low-income families with early childhood education, job training, and other tools to achieve financial stability and break the cycle of poverty. It recommends ways to help equip parents and children with what they need to thrive.
Helps policy makers, practitioners, and citizen groups understand what a “parenting success” strategy looks like and how it can strengthen families and communities.