Publications, Podcasts, and Videos

Our focus on data and evidence drives our effectiveness. We actively share that data with clients, communities, and funders so we all continuously improve outcomes for the most vulnerable. In this spirit, we share the below publications, podcasts, and videos.

Bringing Equity to Implementation

This Stanford Social Innovation Review supplement explores how we can incorporate community experience to improve outcomes. In collaboration with community expert Winsome Stone, we describe how the Evidence2Success framework puts equity at the center of our work with young people.


Trauma-Informed Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth

In this podcast, we explore how to support the mental health of unaccompanied and immigrant children, particularly in school-based settings, and discuss the importance of individual and family voices in trauma treatment. Family members who participated in Familias Unidas, an evidence-based program focused on parenting skills, speak about their experiences.

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Steam Box: The Call for a Joyful Rebellion

RI youth talk about their own experience and journey of well-being in this prelude to the Joyful Rebellion podcast they are developing.

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Funding Prevention In Communities: Lessons From Evidence2Success®

Designed to help community coalitions fund and sustain evidence-based prevention programs, this Annie E. Casey Foundation publication builds on funding strategies and lessons learned from CYC’s experience as the local lead agency for the Evidence2Success® pilot site along with those of coalitions in four other regions of the US.

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Pivot To Prevention: Tools For Funding And Implementing Evidence-Based Programs In Schools

The Annie E. Casey Foundation describes how, with the Foundation’s support, the CYC developed a series of tools to help like-minded communities replicate their success in improving mental and behavioral health among high-school students in Providence, Rhode Island.

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The Providence Teachers Union’s Initial Recommendations and Commitments for Rebuilding Providence Public Schools

A recent report from Johns Hopkins about the state of Providence Public Schools revealed a host of issues undermining student success. The impact of trauma and behavioral health needs was highlighted throughout the report. Read the Providence Teacher’s Union’s response including a new partnership with the CYC as one of their priorities for improving schools.

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A Road Map to Quality Collective Impact Programming with Fiscal Independence

This report examines how the Rhode Island’s Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) has changed since adopting the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success® framework seven years ago. During this time frame, CYC — a coalition of organizations, systems, residents and youth organized around community-generated priorities — transitioned from backbone organization to agile and independent intermediary. CYC’s evolution generated valuable insights — identified and explored in this report — that can help other collective impact programs pursue sustainability and fiscal independence.

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Stanford Social Innovation Review “Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)”

This seminal article from the highly respected Stanford Social Innovation Review highlights the CYC’s approach to embed resident expertise in evidence-based implementation.

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Pew-Macarthur Results First Policy Brief, ‘Implementation Oversight for Evidence-Based Programs’

Read about the CYC’s innovative approach to Implementation Teams as a driver of results for children and Youth. Featured on page 8, Matt Billings describes how convening implementation teams for evidence-based programs has been a game changer in Rhode Island.

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Annie E. Casey Foundation Evidence2Success® in Providence Case Study

This report provides an overview of how Evidence2Success® has been implemented in Providence. The experience has provided specific lessons for the Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success initiative, as well as general insights for funders and communities implementing place-based strategies to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.

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How Evidence2Success® is Making a Difference for Kids and Families

A new video shows how Evidence2Success®, a framework that brings public system and community leaders together to choose evidence-based programs to improve child well-being, has been working in Providence, Rhode Island, the first Evidence2Success® community.

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