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Policy Brief – Community Health Workers: Critical Connectors

In September 2022, the Biden Administration awarded $225 million in American Rescue Plan funding to train over 13,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs), the largest ever one-time federal investment in the CHW workforce.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

Disentangling Neglect from Poverty

The U.S. spends over $29 billion each year to identify and protect victims of child abuse and neglect through various Child Protective Services (CPS) processes and programs. Isolated allegations of child neglect (without concurrent abuse allegations) account for 60% of substantiated CPS allegations (confirmed as true).
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

LGBTQ Youth

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) proposed modifications to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS), including the addition of data elements regarding LGBTQ youth.
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COVID-19 and Racial Mental Health Disparities

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately affecting people of color, in terms of number of cases, mortality rates, pay cuts, and job loss. The health and economic devastation of this outbreak, in addition to the distress raised by the recent killing of George Floyd and many others, are significantly contributing to the stress of the nation and disproportionately impacting the mental health of people of color.
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 7

This issue presents research-informed policy recommendations regarding the effects of COVID-19 on welfare-youth, and human trafficking and exploitation. The prevalence of human trafficking heightens with the growing impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities.
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 6

This issue presents research-informed policy recommendations regarding migrant workers and children. Particularly, attending to the impact of COVID-19 on health and economic disparities among America’s international workforce, as well as implications for educational access and linguistically diverse students
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Written Briefs

Mitigating the Implications of Coronavirus Pandemic on Families: Issue 5

The U.S. is the new epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic. Mitigation strategies are more critical than they ever were before; however, they may exacerbate socioeconomic inequities and disparities that endanger the health and well-being of families.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Migrant Families and Children

Immigrant families and children who are infected/influenced by COVID-19 face various barriers in seeking healthcare.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

African American Employment and COVID-19: Disparities and Compounding Risks

COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus, but exposure to this virus does not take place in an equal opportunity context. Although only some states and counties provide COVID-19 cases and outcomes by race, the data available indicate that disparities are stark.
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Written Briefs

COVID-19 and Linguistically Diverse Students

All students deserve an appropriate and effective education, including English Learners (ELs) [1] and dual language learners (DLLs) [2], collectively referred to as linguistically diverse students.
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Written Briefs

COVID-19: Homelessness

Persons experiencing homelessness are at high risk of infection, transmission, complications and mortality from coronavirus. Persons experiencing homelessness have higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared to the general public.
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Written Briefs

Policy Brief: Trauma-Informed Responses to Immigration Policies and Practices

This is an official statement of the Society for Community Research and Action, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, and does not represent the position of the American Psychological Association or any of its other Divisions or subunits.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

Influx of Refugees: State Challenges and Opportunities

Refugees face structural and cultural barriers associated with higher physical and mental health disparities, poverty, and uncertainty about their rights and legal status.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

Diabetes Programs for Tribal Communities

The Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) has led to decreased incidence of diabetes in tribal communities; however, there is room for program improvements.
Research-to-Policy Collaboration
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Written Briefs

Interventions Supporting Separated Migrant Children

Multiple organizations responded to this issue by summarizing the empirical evidence on the adverse psychological and physical health consequences of trauma anticipated from forced family separation, detention, feared deportation and acclimation.
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Written Briefs

Violence Against Indigenous Women

American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/NA) women are at an incredibly high risk to be the victim of violence. Recent estimates suggest over 500 unsolved cases nationwide of missing and murdered AI/NA women.
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Written Briefs

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

High quality programs are the most successful and cost effective. These programs should focus on cultural and regional relevance, violence across genders, and risk reduction.
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Substance Use Treatment for Women

Many women who use substances are mothers with minor children or are of reproductive age.

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