Key Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions about the upEND Movement

This document is meant to be an evolving list detailing some key aspects of the upEND Movement. The following questions are ones that we have received to date in conversations with old and new partners.

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Conversations with CASA: The upEND Movement

This episode of Conversations with CASA features the co-leads of the newly launched upEND Movement. The upEND Movement is designed to tap into work already being done and spark new work that will ultimately create a society in which the forcible separation of children from their families is no longer an acceptable solution for families in need.

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It Is Not a Broken System, It Is a System That Needs to be Broken

This journal article describes the upEND Movement, a collaborative movement aimed at abolishing the child welfare system as we know it and reimagining how we as a society support child, family, and community safety and well-being.

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Entangled Roots: The Role of Race in Policies that Separate Families

By examining the roots of policies that separate families and their entanglement with racial prejudice and discrimination, this report makes the case that we must embrace an alternative path.

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Additional Resources

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The Racist Roots of Work Requirements

This report traces policies that take away basic assistance from families for not meeting work requirements back to practices that coerced and exploited the labor of Black families, going back to slavery.

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Paid Leave for All

The COVID-19 pandemic is throwing into sharp relief the need for paid sick days and paid leave, so that everyone can take time to care for themselves or loved ones who are sick, quarantined, and out of school as the nation confronts an unprecedented public health and economic crisis.

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A Critical Resource at Risk: Supporting Kinship Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

As the current pandemic upends daily lives, among the families suffering the most are kinship caregivers. This brief explores kinship care and how this critical resource is at risk now and in the future.

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Economic Security in Good Times and Bad: COVID-19 Demonstrates Why We Need a Child Allowance

The United States needs a child allowance—now and always. The public health crisis brought on by the coronavirus outbreak demonstrates why we need a child allowance now more than ever.

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Join the #upENDmovement

We are in a moment of incredible disruption. Make your voice heard in the movement.