Resources

To build strong families we need an expansive vision, effective strategies for organizing, and a vibrant movement. Here are some tools and resources from our Strong Families leaders to support YOU in this work.

New Tools from Forward Together and Strong Families Partners

Where to Start, What to Ask:
A Guide for LGBT People Choosing Health Care Plans

Strong Families

We've created this guide to help you evaluate your healthcare needs, navigate your new insurance options, and choose the best plan for you and your family.

Strong Families New Mexico Report Card 2013

Strong Families New Mexico

The Strong Families New Mexico Legislative Report Card examines 18 pieces of legislation introduced during the 2013 regular session that would have direct impacts – positive or negative – on families in New Mexico.

Let's Get It On:
Oakland Youth's New Vision for Sex Ed

Forward Together Youth

This report contains the outcomes and analysis from a youth participatory action-based research project to assess the state of sex education within Oakland Schools.

Strong Families Policy Criteria

Strong Families

Our policy criteria helps us evaluate policy and legislation to ensure that all families can thrive. These guidelines surface questions you can use to check how a policy will impact families in your community.

Strong Families Stories

Check out some Strong Families videos here and some written stories here.

Understanding Reproductive Justice

Growing from Groundwork: Stories and Tools from the Reproductive Justice Movement (2012)

Western States Center

A resource to help organizations conduct surveys to identify reproductive justice issues in our communities.

Three Applications of the Reproductive Justice Lens / Tres Formas de Aplicar el Lente de la Justicia Reproductiva (2009)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

A training curriculum for building a shared language and analysis of reproductive justice, in English and Spanish.

A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Justice (2005)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

ACRJ's groundbreaking analysis of the framework and vision for reproductive justice, described by organizations and funders as revelatory and pivotal to the field.

Una Nueva Vision para Promover Nuestro Movimiento a Favor de la Salud Reproductiva, los Derechos Reproductivos y la Justicia Reproductiva (2009)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

Volume 4 of the EMERJ Momentum Series is a Spanish language and cultural translation of ACRJ's 2005 reproductive justice framework, A New Vision.

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health - What's the Real Problem? Toolkit (2011)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

A guide for organizing your community around reproductive justice issues. Download the What's the Real Problem? poster here.

Connecting Issues and Communities

Facing Race: 2011 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity (2012)

Racial Equity Report Working Group

This report is a multi-issue and multiracial assessment of the 2011 legislative session in Oregon. It models how we can evaluate lawmakers' commitment to advancing opportunity and closing disparities for people of color.

Keeping our Families Strong: A Health and Safety Handbook for Nail Salon Workers (2011)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

A handbook for nail salon workers and owners to shift toward less toxic products and practices to ensure that their businesses are ready for the transition to a green economy, as well as to protect the health of their families.

Translation: Vietnamese

Looking Both Ways: Women at the Crossroads of Reproductive Justice and Climate Justice (2009)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

Volume 5 of the EMERJ Momentum Series, published in partnership with the New Orleans Women's Health and Justice Initiative, examines the experiences of women working in low wage toxic industries with a new framework for understanding how to mobilize grassroots communities around climate change.

Taking a Stand: Tools for Action on Sex Selection (2009)

Forward Together (ACRJ) / Generations Ahead / NAPAWF

A guide created by EMERJ, Generations Ahead and NAPAWF to support reproductive health, rights and justice organizations in taking a position on sex selection.

Sexuality Education Justice

Building Strong Families: Talking About Sex and Our Bodies (2010)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

A two-sided brochure to complement the Transforming API Communities: Tools for Sexuality Education toolkit. A quick and easy tool for parents and agencies who work with parents to use to start the conversation about sex and our bodies.

Translations: Chinese | Vietnamese | Khmer

Transforming API Communities: Tools for Sexuality Education (2009)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

A one-of-a-kind resource for supporting Asian and Pacific Islander parents and caregivers in engaging in dialogue and action around sexuality education.

Tools 1 to 6: Chinese translation | Vietnamese translation

Building Movements for Change

Movement Building Indicators (2010)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

Volume 6 of the EMERJ Momentum Series is a cutting-edge tool that supports reproductive justice organizations in their strategic thinking around planning and assessing their movement building work.

Introductory videos and individual chapters are available for viewing on the Movement Building Indicators page.

Winning Reproductive Justice: Contributions to Policy Change from the Reproductive Justice Movement (2008)

Forward Together (ACRJ)

Volume 1 of the EMERJ Momentum Series offers case studies of organizing efforts across the country to showcase the specific and unique ways that the Reproductive Justice Movement is advancing both short-term and long-term policy battles.

Civic Engagement

Vote for Us! A Strong Families Guide to Civic Engagement (2012)

Strong Families

Use this guide to help you make informed decisions about candidates, ballot measures, and any other public policy proposals.

Spanish version | Young people's version

Latinas for Justice Civic Participation Guide (2008)

Latinas for Justice

In an effort to increase community engagement amongst Latinas, NLIRH created this toolkit on civic participation to present a myriad of ways that all Latinos could become active in civic and political affairs.