Issues Facing Young Children and Families in the Child Welfare System: Policy, Program Evaluation, Legal, and Mental Health Perspectives
This report summarizes a Rapid Response Talk and panel discussion on issues facing young children and families in the child welfare system, sponsored by Zero to Thrive on January 12, 2022. Experts across diverse fields reviewed research and discussed policy, program evaluation, legal, and mental health perspectives regarding young children and families in the child welfare system.
Research and Policy Perspectives on Separating (and Reconnecting) Children and Parents: Implications for Families on the Border
This report summarizes a Rapid Response Talk and panel discussion on implications of family separation for the development of young children, co-sponsored by the Zero to Thrive Initiative and the Center for Human Growth and Development at the University of Michigan on 7/11/18. Faculty experts from different fields reviewed research evidence on the science of early childhood development, stress and trauma, and policy implications of family separation and reunions for very young children. This report highlights policy implications and provides links to papers and resources. A social media toolkit is also provided with graphics and sample posts. Lab manager Hurley Riley wrote about this project in a blog post for The Pursuit.