The Cutler Institute Children, Youth, and Families Program advances the well-being of children and families by improving the public and private systems that serve them. We work to include the voices of children, youth and families, and to engage community. Our approach empowers and strengthens the clients we serve. We have earned a national reputation for excellence in research, policy development, program evaluation, training, and technical assistance.

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2014

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Roundtable on Community Engagement and Collective Impact., Melody Barnes, Paul Born, Richard Harwood, Steve Savner, Stacey Stewart, and Martin Zanghi

2013

Leadership in a Changing Environment: A Leadership Model for Child Welfare, Freda Bernotavicz, Nancy C. McDaniel, Charmaina Britten, and Nancy S. Dickenson

2012

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2012 Maine Child Support Guidelines: Review and Recommendations, Sally Ward, Janice Daley, Barbara Fraumeni, George Shaler, Eileen Griffin, Melanie Knox, Laurie Hallett, and Louis Mandeville

2011

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New Americans: Child Care Decision-Making of Refugee and Immigrant Parents of English Language Learners, Helen Ward, Erin Oldham LaChance, and Julie Atkins

2010

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First Jobs Academy Enhanced Management Training: Curriculum for Employers of Child Welfare Involved Youth, Amy Beaulieu (ed)

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. First Jobs Academy Work Readiness Training for Child Welfare Involved Youth: Trainer Guide., Amy Beaulieu (ed)

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First Jobs Academy Work Readiness Training for Child Welfare Involved Youth: Trainer Guide, Amy Beaulieu (ed)

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Youth with Disabilities: A Maine Workforce Development Review, Ahmen Cabral, Margaret Vishneau, and Marty Zanghi

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Authentic Assessment in Infant and Toddler Care Settings: Review of Recent Research, Allyson Dean and Brenda Zollitsch

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Ylat Youth Leadership Advisory Team: An Innovative Approach to Systems Improvement, Marie Zemler Wu, Penthea Burns, Marty Zanghi, and Dianna Walters

2009

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English Language Learners in the State of Maine: Early Education Policy That Can Make a Difference, Julie Atkins, Helen Ward, and Erin E. Oldham

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Building a Model and Framework for Child Welfare Supervision, Peg Hess, Susan Kanak, and Julie Atkins

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Working Parents and Child Care: Charting a New Course for Quality, Michael Lahti, Rachel Connelly, Georgia N. Nigro, and Rebecca Fraser-Thill

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Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders: State of the Evidence., Lindsey Tweed, Nancy Connolly, and Amy Beaulieu

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Child Care and Work Challenges for Maine's Parents of Children with Special Needs, Helen Ward and Julie Atkins

Colorado Training Needs Assessment, Helen Ward, Michelle Lamm, and Kimberly Pukstas

2006

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Child Care and Children With Special Needs: Challenges for Low Income Families., Helen Ward, Lisa Morris, Erin Oldham, Julie Atkins, Angela Herrick, and Patricia Morris