Course resources

Resource
Description
National Center for Children in Poverty
Check out their Demographics Wizard for a wide array of information, by state showing what kinds of households fall above and below poverty lines.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center ‘ conducts research and analysis to help shape public debates over proposed budget and tax policies, to help ensure that policymakers consider the needs of low-income families and individuals in these debates, and to develop policy options to alleviate poverty.
Oregon Center for Public Policy
‘Does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues. Our goal is to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians.’
Gapminder
‘The initial activity was to pursue the development of the Trendalyzer software. Trendalyzer sought to unveil the beauty of statistical time series by converting boring numbers into enjoyable, animated and interactive graphics.’ Yes, statistics. But cool. It will take you a while to figure out how to use it, but well worth it for comparing countries on a variety of social indicators.
ACEs study
Adverse Childhood Experiences–if you’re going into social welfare, or education, or any field really that involves working with children, teens, adults, etc. (that is, everyone), ACEs are worth knowing about.
SAMHSA info
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore & teen brains
juvenile justice 
Eviction lab
from Princeton Sociologist Matthew Desmond
Children’s defense fund
“CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves.”