Reports and Tools

May, 2015
Authors:

Ransom J, Griffis H, Eder J, Byrnes V, French B, Balfanz R, Iver DM, Rubin D

In 2006, Unfulfilled Promise: The Dimensions and Characteristics of Philadelphia’s Dropout Crisis, 2000–2005 shed light on how many students drop out of high school in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) and what factors put students at risk for dropping out. The results were grim:...

Feb, 2015
Authors:

Zlotnik S, Croughan P, Noonan K

ChildStat is a management accountability and quality improvement process that was created to examine New York City’s child welfare outcomes. This 28-page guide describes the history, goals and core features of the approach, along with lessons learned about implementation. It also shows h...

Feb, 2015
Authors:

Authors: Rachel Meadows, Kate Sell, Elias Blinkoff, Narissa Williams, and Laura Repcheck

Senior Editors: Kathleen Noonan, David Rubin, and Maureen Byrnes

While the Great Recession technically ended in June 2009, many families, including those with children, continue to feel the effects of the United States’ most serious economic contraction since the Great Depression. As of 2013, 14.7 million children were in poverty, a significant increa...

Nov, 2014
Authors:

Zlotnik S, Scribano P, Wood J, Noonan K

This brief authored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab & Safe Place, explores collaborations—old and new—between child welfare and medical providers. It serves as a resource for states seeking to strengthen these collaborations across the continuum of child welfar...

Jun, 2014
Authors:

Hwang S, Griffis H, Song L, Rubin DM

In January 2013, PolicyLab at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was commissioned by the Mayor’s Office of Education (MOE), School District of Philadelphia (SDP), Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC), and Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS) to examine the d...

Nov, 2010
Authors:

Katherine Sell, Sarah Zlotnik, Kathleen Noonan, David Rubin

This report provides a synthesis of the evidence regarding the effect of recession on child well-being. Since 2007, the United States has suffered its most serious economic contraction since the Great Depression. While experts debate whether it is a “depression” or a “recession” - and i...

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