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Citizen's Committee for Children of New York;
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York (CCC) has worked over the last year to gather quantitative and qualitative data about the North Shore of Staten Island to provide a comprehensive assessment of the needs of children and families in the area, as well as the resources available to them. CCC's model for community-based research utilizes existing government data on child and family well-being and complements it by mapping community assets and elevating the voices of service providers and community members through a participatory research process. This work builds on our experience maintaining the nation's most comprehensive municipal-level database illustrating the well-being of children and families in New York City, Keeping Track Online.
In this report, we highlight both welcomed and worrisome trends districtwide and across the seven neighborhoods that make up the North Shore—Grymes Hill-Park Hill, Mariner's Harbor, Port Richmond, Stapleton, St. George-New Brighton, West Brighton, and Westerleigh—and compare these outcomes against borough and citywide averages.
In order to address the challenges faced by children and families on the North Shore—and in Staten Island broadly—residents and service providers have come together to engage in efforts to improve outcomes across the range of issues impacting child and family well-being. This includes several collective impact initiatives, a term describing a systematic approach to collaboration among organizations aligned by a common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and support from a backbone organization tasked with coordinating the partnership.
CCC's data collection and participatory research process are designed to inform and support efforts in the community to improve well-being for children and families. We believe that reliable data is a foundational element of effective advocacy, and that community engagement elevating the voices and concerns of residents is essential in identifying the challenges that need to be addressed. We are hopeful this report will be a useful tool as residents and service providers continue working to improve outcomes for children and families on the North Shore.
WSF Working Paper Series;
This working paper provides the formal output from the first workpackage of the TRANSWEL research project (of a total of five workpackages). It presents the main results from 7 months of research work, which ran from February-September 2015. TRANSWEL is a transnational comparative study of regimes of social security portability in the European Union. The transnational element of the study has two aspects: the project investigates portability of social security in 'the European Union' (or 'at EU level'), and between 4 transnational pairs of countries: Austria-Hungary,Germany-Bulgaria, Sweden-Estonia and UK-Poland. It compares social security portability for economically active mobile citizens in four policy areas: unemployment, family benefits, health and pensions.
LA Partnership for Early Childhood Investment;
Early childhood researchers have uncovered ample evidence of the critical role families and caregivers play cultivating early learning and the healthy development of young children. There is also growing recognition about the importance of family engagement not only in the early years but throughout a child's life and in the many settings where they live, learn, and play. However, there is often less clarity about what authentic family engagement looks like in practice and how to effectively engage diverse families in responsive and culturally relevant ways.
Global Handwashing Partnership;
Updated for 2018, this Planner's Guide will help you plan a successful Global Handwashing Day event. This guide provides background information on this year's theme, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-use tools, exploring the importance of handwashing with soap.
This guide features:
Spotlights on big ideas in handwashing, such as:
Handwashing and food hygiene (p. 16)
Handwashing in health care facilities (p. 18)
Handwashing habits at meal times (p. 30)
Event Planning checklist to ensure events are on track (p. 50)
Tools for planners to assess the impact of your campaign (p. 52)
Suggestions for promoting hygiene beyond Global Handwashing Day (p. 72)
Casey Family Programs;
Casey Family Programs has a long history of working with tribes to improve the well-being of their children and families. Our Indian Child Welfare Program works on national and tribal initiatives that aim to strengthen tribal nations' capacity to keep children healthy, safe and connected with their families, communities and cultures. This brochure describes our work partnering with American Indian and Alaska Native tribes across the country to support their development and administration of effective and culturally responsive child welfare services.
This report looks at community violence that affects young African-American men and boys. It also provides goals that should be achieved and practices that contribute to community transformation as to make the cities safer for Black males. The report focuses on ways to implement a comprehensive, public health approach to violence and showcases some effective practices.
Marguerite Casey Foundation;
The Foundation's 2008 Grantee Survey Report presents some of the results of our grantee's work in the face of tremendous pressure from the economic downturn.
This guide is a tool in our quest to replace false narratives — and specifically the toxic narrative about Native Americans — with the truth. It boils down two years of extensive research and testing — unprecedented in Indian Country — into actionable information you can use to make your work more effective.
First Nations Development Institute;
This guide is filled with information from the largest research study ever done in Indian Country about the current story and ways to change it. We used what we learned to create a new story — one we have always known is true — and then proved through national testing that it works. It changes people's understanding of Native Americans and increases support for our issues.
Citizen's Committee for Children of New York;
Northern Manhattan reflects the diversity and cultural richness of New York City as a whole, while also reflecting the city's challenges, including pockets of high poverty and the associated risks to child and family well-being. In this report, we focus on the community districts of West Harlem, Central Harlem, and Washington Heights, and where possible, provide data on the eight neighborhoods within these districts. Our findings suggest the neighborhoods of northern Manhattan each face unique challenges. Manhattanville in West Harlem struggles with the lowest levels of employment among adults and lowest average household income; Central Harlem has the highest rates of homelessness and most worrisome child and adult health outcomes; and Washington Heights faces high levels of linguistic isolation and low levels of adult educational attainment. Though specific neighborhoods have unique challenges, there are also issues that are universal across the neighborhoods of northern Manhattan. The poverty rate in each northern Manhattan neighborhood is higher than the citywide rate, and at schools in each neighborhood (with the exception of Morningside Heights in West Harlem) students perform well below the citywide level in state-mandated English Language Arts and Math exams. The data also point to areas in which there has been significant improvement in northern Manhattan. The uninsured rate for both children and adults has decreased substantially—faster than it has citywide—and only 1% of children in West Harlem and Washington Heights lack health insurance. The teen birth rate has dropped considerably in each district, at a faster rate than it has citywide. Poverty rates are higher—and average incomes are lower—in northern Manhattan compared to New York City as a whole. However, each northern Manhattan community district has experienced greater increases in average income—and larger decreases in poverty—than the city as a whole over the last several years. Amidst the good news is the troubling fact that children and families facing multiple risks to well-being are disproportionately black and Latino. Where possible, we identify disparities in outcomes for these and other demographic groups, such as immigrant and single-parent households. Findings from these analyses point to the stubbornness of unequal outcomes, and the persistent need to further expose and combat discrimination in all its forms. In our research, service providers and community members pointed to several issues that should be addressed to improve child and family well-being in northern Manhattan. For example, both caregivers and youth are seeking more opportunities that will allow them to be economically secure and upwardly mobile. Residents feel they need greater protections in maintaining stable housing, and they expressed a need to eliminate access barriers— including lack of information and language—to ensure greater ease and accessibility in obtaining needed and desired programs and services. There was a desire for a more equitable distribution of resources in schools and more opportunities for parental involvement in their children's education. And community members felt they could benefit from shared spaces and co-located services where multiple needs and interests can be addressed. Below, we further explore the major themes that arose in our research and provide broad, community-informed recommendations to address the issues raised.
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance;
This report explores data collected for the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 U.S. LGBTQ Paid Family Leave Survey to highlight the need for inclusive employer-paid family and medical leave for LGBTQ working people of color.