BUILDing Strong Foundations

What We're Reading This Week at BUILD (May 15)

5/15/2017 12:00:00 AM
Posted by: Build Initiative
Systems Building
  • Center for the Study of Social Policy: Working Toward Well-Being The framework presented here can be useful to other local leaders, including those involved in community coalitions and collective impact efforts to promote the healthy development and well-being of young children; parents and all adults who play a significant role in the lives of children; public officials and policymakers; and the many practitioners who are weaving together health, early care and education, family support and other strategies to form aligned early childhood systems.
Family Support
  • The Urban Institute: Paid Family Leave in the United States: Time for a New National Policy The report discusses how the current political environment is ready for a new national policy on paid family leave as a growing number of politicians on both sides of the aisle are talking about its importance. Additionally, the report reviews evidence from current state programs to help advocates and policymakers as they consider plans for national or state paid leave policies.
  • National Center for Children in Poverty: Strong at the Broken Places By examining factors that promote or hinder children’s healthy development, this policy report draws on recent studies to illustrate the importance of parent resiliency in the development of social-emotional competence among low-income children. The report concludes with program and policy recommendations that have proven effective in promoting the development of protective factors, reducing vulnerabilities, and cultivating resiliency among low-income parents and, consequently, their children.
Health and Mental Health
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Supporting Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation This compilation of Federal funding sources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists a number of Federal funding streams that can be paired with State and local funds to support mental health consultation services for young children and their families.
Equity and Inclusion
Early Learning


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