The National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth produced an
online guide for adults or other youth who want to start a
youth-serving program. The guide is divided into four parts, each
with a series of videos featuring "Tamara," a youth and family
services professional, and other downl...
Grandparents and other kinship caregivers face unique
challenges and have specific needs. In 1994, the Massachusetts
Executive Office of Elder Affairs, in collaboration with the
Executive Office of Health and Human Services, produced a guide
that identified needed programs, services, and other re...
Approximately 25 percent of children in the United States
under the age of 6 live in poverty and 12 percent live in extreme
poverty. These children often have limited early learning
experiences, which can cause educational failure and other negative
outcomes later in life. The Center for Law and ...
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), a
project of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB), produced two bilingual safety guides: one for refugee and
immigrant children, and another that speaks to older youth.
Intended to build self-esteem, reinforce positive be...
The Administration for Children and Families(ACF) released an
Information Memorandum (IM) in August 2012 providing State title
IV-B and IV-E child welfare agencies with information about
establishing and maintaining continuous quality improvement (CQI)
systems. To help States with creating and/or...
Upcoming national conferences on child welfare and adoption
through May 2014 include: March 2014 * Children's Mental Health
Research & Policy Conference University of South
Florida/Department of Child & Family Studies<b...
Even with thousands of children receiving early intervention
and special education services in Missouri, many children and
families in the State are underserved. To better meet their needs,
the Community Partnership—an organization that ...
Almost 200,000 children under the age of 3 come into contact
with the child welfare system every year. Although young children
are extremely vulnerable, the first years of life are a time when
interventions can prevent and/or mitigate the negative effects of
child maltreatment. A recent report fr...
An April 2013 issue brief by Advocates for Children and Youth
(ACY) provides an overview of existing research, the unique risk
factors of, and the trends associated with teen girls involved with
the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in Maryland. Youth
involved with both child wel...
Research has shown that youth who have involvement with child
protective services (CPS) are at risk for negative outcomes across
many domains, including teen birth rates. The Conrad N. Hilton
Foundation recently released a report, California's Mo...
The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently published a new KIDS
COUNT Policy Report addressing the importance of investing in the
earliest years of child development. A child's first 8 years are
especially critical for fostering the cognitive, social, and
emotional skills, as well as the good physica...
Children who have been placed in care because of abuse or
neglect likely experience further trauma after entering the system,
including separation from family, friends, and community, as well
as the uncertainty of their future. A publication published by the
State Policy Advocacy and Reform Cente...
Youth with disabilities face additional challenges as they
transition from the child welfare system to independent living.
Compared to their peers, this population is at increased risk for
poor outcomes and need high-quality programs and services to help
them live independently and safely....
In recent years, relationship education has been regarded as
an effective tool for teaching the skills that foster healthy
relationships and strengthen marriages. A new publication from the
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center (NHMRC) provides
practical guidance to organizations wishing to d...
Portland State University's Research and Training Center for
Pathways to Positive Futures recently published a guide for
community implementation of the Photovoice program. Photovoice
encourages young people to get involved in their communities by
giving them the opportunity to serve as neighborh...