The Changing Face of the United States

The Influence of Culture on Early Child Development

In 2007, ZERO TO THREE conducted a literature search focusing on the influence of culture on child development from birth to age 3 years. This paper summarizes the key findings and offers resources for practitioners as they strive to address the needs of a growing and diverse population of infants and toddlers.

January 1, 2008

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Strengthening Policies to Support Children, Youth and Families Who Experience Trauma

Unclaimed Children Revisited: Working Paper No. 2

This working paper shares evidence-based practices and key policy recommendations aimed at building a true, trauma-informed system of care. It offers compelling data on trauma and spotlights successful trauma-sensitive programs in action. It also outlines critical service gaps in current efforts to support kids and families exposed to trauma.  

July 27, 2007

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Child and Youth Emergency Mental Health Care

A National Problem

What happens when kids visit hospital emergency rooms for behavioral health concerns? Spoiler alert: The results aren’t pretty. This report spells out exactly how America’s emergency departments are failing young behavioral health patients — and outlines a 10-part, policy-driven prescription for change.  

July 26, 2007

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Growing Up in North America

Child Health and Safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico

This report examines the health status of children in Canada, the United States and Mexico, notes similarities and disparities in child health on several key indicators and highlights the challenges facing youth across North America. The report was developed collaboratively by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Red Por Los Derechos de la Infancia en Mexico and the Canadian Council on Social Development.

January 1, 2007

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The Connection Strategy

Preparing Young People to Succeed in College and Beyond

This publication chronicles the stories and some of the results achieved by the preschool through college education connection effort in Atlanta, Georgia.

January 1, 2007

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The Impact of Leadership Development on Early Childhood Education

A Preliminary Review of the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Leadership in Action Program

This documentation project explores whether the first statewide and local Leadership in Action Program (LAP) had an impact on the project and the leaders, and if that impact continued to influence efforts to ensure that all children in Maryland and Baltimore City enter school ready to learn.

January 1, 2007

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Casey in Seattle

Creating Successful Futures for Children and Families

Seattle was the home of UPS founder Jim Casey and his siblings, who created the Annie E. Casey Foundation in honor of their mother and committed it to serving disadvantaged kids. This publication features some of the Casey projects and partnerships that reflect that commitment, including Seattle Jobs Initiative, a decade-long effort to link low-income men and women with a living wage; Making Connections White Center, which demonstrates how communities and residents can lead efforts to improve tough neighborhoods; and Thrive by Five, a public-private partnership that aims to improve, expand and promote early childhood education in the state.

January 1, 2007

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Promoting Effective Early Learning

What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know

This report discusses what policymakers and educators need to do to help impoverished preschool children reach their potential in school. 

January 1, 2007

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