Oswego County Anti-Poverty Task Force
A Partnership of the County Legislature, County School Districts, and Community Leaders

Task Force Resources and Research Page

The City of Oswego Poverty Task Force known as LIFT (Learn, Identify, Focus and Transform) recently completed their Needs Assessment, (linked here as a PDF file.)
The Oswego County Anti-Poverty Task Force has offered a response titled: Sharing Initiatives to Reduce Poverty and Stimulate the Economy, also a PDF file.

Community health and Poverty Reduction Task Force Consultant's Report, December 2015:
Full Report: Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Action Plan (PDF)
Plan Introduction and Executive Summary (PDF)

Rochester-Monroe County Anti-Poverty Initiative
Rochester Anti-Poverty Initiative Website
Rochester Anti-Poverty Initiative Sept 2015 Update (PDF)
Anti-Poverty Initiative proposal (Nov. 2014)
Press report: What has Rochester's anti-poverty initiative accomplished?
Benchmarking Rochester's Poverty-2015 update

Rochester Town Hall Notes  (PDFs)
Town Hall meeting notes (December 3, 2015)
Additional Town Hall meeting notes (December 3, 2015)
Town Hall meeting notes (July 15, 2015)
Anti-Poverty Initiative public briefing notes (March 5, 2015)
Anti-Poverty community meeting notes (December 17, 2014)

United Way / Center for Governmental Research (CGR) report outlining promising approaches to overcoming poverty - Reducing Poverty in Rochester An International Scan of Options to Consider December, 2014
Community Foundation/ACT Rochester poverty report (PDF)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Time to Act, Investing in the Health of our Children and Communities references these projects that are having a positive impact on building healthier communities. (PDF)

Social Skills and Success - A 20 year study - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (PDF)

Information on Poverty Throughout the Country
Educare Schools a network of state-of-the-art, full-day, year-round schools that provide at-risk children with comprehensive instructional support that build skills and lay for the foundation for successful learning. A partnership with the United Way of Miami-Dade, provides services to 116 youth.

Bostons Crittendon Womens Union helps create pathways to economic independence for low-income women and their families by providing comprehensive services including transitional and supportive housing, job-readiness training and mentoring services in self-sufficiency.

Purpose Built Communities is a model for taking on poverty, urban blight and failing schools at once. The model has been replicated in eight additional communities to date.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Rethinking Poverty

Crittenton Mobility Mentoring Whitepaper

Fits and Starts - The Difficult path for Working Single Parents

Growth and Spread of Concentrated Poverty in America 2008-2012 Report

How Britain Cut Child Poverty in Half in 10 Years
Russell Sage Foundation Review
New York Times article

Wilson Foundation SHiFT Study (Service and Housing Interventions for Families in Transition) Key Points | Full Report 

Local Services
Oswego County Department of Social Services
Oswego County Health Department
Oswego County Services Directory (.doc file)
Rural Health Network of Oswego County

Council on Children and Families - Childhood Poverty in NY State (PDF)
Brookings Institute Poverty Report (PDF)
Annie E. Casey Foundation: Creating Opportunities for Families Report
Six County Community Health Assessment (PDF)
Policy Basics: An Introduction to TANF
2014 Statistical Report On the Operations of New York State
Public Assistance Programs
Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance Annual Legislative Reports
National Prevention Strategy (web site)
Environmental and Policy Approaches to Increase Physical Activity (web)
Facilitating Development of a Community Trail and Promoting Its Use
Moving 1000 People Out of Poverty Every 1000 Days
Presentation: Economic mobility for people in poverty (PDF) and Video
Work versus Poverty Tradeoff

State of Maine - Changing Broken Welfare Policies
The Welfare Problem: a Dependency Crisis
The Welfare Solution: Fixing Maine's Welfare System
Fix the System (PDF)

Dynamic of Homelessness - Dennis Culhane (PPT)

Magazine, News Articles
Anti-poverty programs. Are we helping the poor?
A Third of Americans Now Say They Are in the Lower Classes

Organizations, Lists
WhatWorksforAmerica.org (Ideas that work, web site)
Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
Open New York Data Repository
How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty (Census.gov)
The-Grant-Advisors.com Child Nutrition Standards and Grants (web)
Rochester-Anti-Poverty-Initiative (pdf) - Rochester-Poverty-Forum (PDF)

About Child Abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - Excellent Video
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (web)
A Public Health Approach to Toxic Stress - Amer. Academy of Pediatrics
The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study - acestudy.org
The Chronic Stress of Poverty: Toxic to Children

Researching Multidisciplinary Family Intervention Teams
Multidisciplinary Child Protection Teams The Social Workers Role
Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT.org)
Multidimensional Family Therapy: Addressing Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Other Problems among Adolescents with Comprehensive Family-Based Treatment
Kids-TALK Children's Advocacy Center 

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