State and local policymakers

Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support

This introductory packet provides basic references, internet resources, model programs, a few names from our Consultation Cadre, and other resources related to the topic.

The 2009 Portland National Youth Summit report

This report outlines the planning process, the agenda, and the outcomes of the 2009 Portland National Youth Summit.

Transition to College

This is a Center-developed Clearinghouse of resources, research, and articles about transitioning into college. 

The Transition to Adulthood: How States Can Support Older Youth in Foster Care

This report highlights effective strategies and promising approaches aimed at improving outcomes for youth as they age out of the foster care system. The report, published by the National Governor's Association Center for Best Practices, touches briefly on comparative outcomes for foster youth and youth in the general population, possible reasons for the differing outcomes, and state strategies to improve prospects for youth in the transition to adulthood.

Solution Team

Solution Team is a series of structured meetings in which an educator or counselor brings together a team of students to solve the bullying of one of their peers. The leader tells the team that they are not in trouble, describes how it feels to be in the target's shoes and asks the team to solve this situation. In 2010 a pilot study found that Solution Team ends bullying in 80 to 90% of cases, and that this still held true three months later, making it one of the most effective anti-bullying interventions ever.

State Anti-Bullying Statutes

As of January, 2011, 45 states had anti-bullying statutes that require local and state educational agencies to adopt policies and take action in this area.  This chart summarizes key components of each state's anti-bullying statute, with particular emphasis on requirements affecting local school boards and state education agencies.

Starting Fast: The First Annual Progress Report to Mayor Nutter

In November 2008, Mayor Nutter appointed the Council for College and Career Success and charged its members to work with him to achieve his ambitious education improvement goals for the City. This report documents and summarizes the Council's major accomplishments during its first year of work.

Special Needs Resource Directory

The Special Needs Resource Directory, created by the Center for Infants and Children with Special Needs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, is a comprehensive accumulation of resources for families of CYSHCN.  Parents, caregivers and health care providers can find local, regional and national web site links to:        * Locate information on specific disabilities      * Identify strategies to help you advocate for your child      * Develop community connections for ongoing support      * Overcome barriers to access health care resources  

Starting Points for Communities Developing New Transition Programs for Young People...

Based on literature, research with young people aged 16-24 and families, and evaluations completed with several transition programs for young people with mental health difficulties, we have learned that there are many challenges in developing effective transition services. Here we present a synthesis of lessons learned and advice gained from young people, families, and transition service providers.

Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

This publication from the Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare highlights the work of ten jurisdictions that are committed to reducing racial disproportionality and disparity in their child welfare systems. The report documents strategies, activities, and trends emerging in the cities, states, and counties represented. While there are unique aspects to each jurisdiction's work, there are also several common themes, which suggests a trajectory for how child welfare agencies are choosing to address the issue of racial equity.