Economic and Concrete Supports Projects Include Direct Cash Transfer Design and Evaluation, Evidence Reviews, and More
This short video provides a high-level overview of Chapin Hall’s approach to the Economic and Concrete Supports work. The role of economic and concrete supports in transforming child welfare systems was also addressed in this report by Senior Policy Fellows Dana Weiner, Clare Anderson, and Krista Thomas. A Chapin Hall team led by Emma Monahan also conducted an extensive literature review to understand evidence on the value of economic and concrete supports as a tool to prevent child welfare involvement–particularly relating to the Family First Prevention Services Act.
Senior Policy Analyst Yasmin Grewal-Kök led a Chapin Hall team to support an American Public Human Service Association (APHSA) Learning Community focused on preventing family involvement in child welfare systems through economic and concrete supports. States in this learning community developed short- and long-term strategies to promote family well-being and economic stability through increased access to economic and concrete supports.
To learn more about the range of Chapin Hall’s work on economic and concrete supports, please also see:
- A review of evidence on Direct Cash Transfer Programs for youth, supplemented with focus groups with youth with lived experience and other stakeholders. This mixed-method approach resulted in a set of clear recommendations on how to design and implement these programs.
- With Point Source Youth, Chapin Hall designed and is the evaluation partner for a direct cash transfer program for New York City youth experiencing homelessness. In the Spring of ’22 we led a series of webinars on Direct Cash Transfer programs, which was the basis for a policy toolkit on implementing cash transfer programs.
- In a 93-minute webinar, California Redesigning Child Welfare Around Prevention, Equity and Well-being, Chapin Hall Senior Fellow Clare Anderson and Consultant Don Winstead, provide an overview of the body of evidence supporting economic and concrete supports as a key prevention strategy.
- Early in the pandemic, Chapin Hall produced two practice bulletins for primary care and pediatric physicians on how to assess and provide referrals for families to meet their social needs.
Coming up, Chapin Hall will continue to develop tools to practically apply this evidence to prevention efforts across the country. To work with us on applying this evidence at your agency or in your jurisdiction, contact Clare Anderson.