Dear Colleagues:

Here are some new resources to explore…

Research Reports/Other Learning Content

 Climate Refugees: The Climate Crisis and Rights Denied

The Othering and Belonging Institute released a report that explores how climate conditions have impacted international migration. The increasing severity of natural disasters is causing homelands to become uninhabitable, but protections for climate-induced refugees are limited in international law. The report provides implications for changing immigration laws and targeting services for refugees.

Read more here.

The Connection between Head Start and State or Territory Early Care and Education Systems

This report from Child Trends summarizes publicly available information about the coordination or inclusion of Head Start across various aspects of state and territory ECE systems. These findings inform ways in which future research could help the field better understand these connections between Head Start and state or territory ECE systems.

Click here to read the report.

Data Governance for Two-Generation Programs: Planning Toolkit

This tool kit from the Annie E. Casey Foundation aims to help two-generation initiatives — programs that serve children and families together —  harness data in their decision making, funding strategy and service delivery. Supplemental resources include a guiding framework, a brief that identifies elements of data capacity, and an infographic that charts progress through the tool kit.

Click here to read more.

Filling the Gaps in Collective Impact

The Stanford Social Innovation Review published an article that provides supporting activities that can help make collective impact approaches to social change more nuanced and rigorous. These activities contribute to building civic infrastructure. The article also provides key characteristics of successful community initiatives.

Read the full article here.


Webinars/Event Opportunities

Vicarious Trauma and Burnout Risks: Self-Care for Providers and Volunteers

Thursday, December 19, 2019 2:00PM EST

Join Catholic Charities USA in a discussion about vicarious trauma in professionals supporting migrant families. This webinar is part of the series focusing on “Trauma Informed-Care” and how to manage the stress at the workplace. They will address important concepts such as vicarious resilience and ways to practice self-care to maintain health and to prevent and deal with illness. This webinar offers 1 CE credit with completion requirements.

Register here.

Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference: Reducing Racial and Economic Inequality

January 15 – 19, 2020 | Washington, DC

The SSWR Annual Conference offers a scientific program that reflects a broad range of research interests, from workshops on the latest quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to symposia featuring studies in child welfare, aging, mental health, welfare reform, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS. Research methods workshops designed to enhance methods expertise and grant-writing skills and special sessions on research priorities and capacity building that target cutting-edge topics vital to contemporary social work research.

Register here. Online deadline is January 3, 2020.


Funding/Collaboration Opportunities

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Donation Grant (In-Kind Donation)

This grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools, underfunded libraries, and other community organizations. The books included in the award demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Applications are due January 31, 2020.

Click here for more information.