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August 19, 2010
What Is It About 20-Somethings?
This question pops up everywhere, underlying concerns about “failure to launch” and “boomerang kids.” A cover of The New Yorker last spring ...
August 19, 2010
Bullying Prevention and Response
For children and youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel safe and be safe — socially, emotionally, and physically. They need to ...
August 9, 2010
Children on the Home Front: The Experiences of Children from Military Families
Although studies have begun to explore the impact of the current wars on child well-being, none have examined how children are doing across social, emotional, and ...
August 5, 2010
Where's the Support for Gay and Transgender Homeless Youth?
There are approximately 1.6 million to 2.8 million homeless young people in the US, and a disproportionate numbers of them are gay, lesbian, bisexual, ...
July 29, 2010
Success on the Frontlines: Detroit Charter Schools Reconnect Homeless Youth
Here's an in-depth look at how a group of charter schools are working with homeless students who have dropped out of or been expelled from public schools -- and ...
July 21, 2010
Schools and Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying of kids by kids is, unfortunately, a year-round activity. Schools are out of session, so is it the school's (partial) responsibility to discourage this ...
July 15, 2010
Childhood Poverty Persistence: Facts and Consequences
Children born into poverty whose families continue to be poor for several years have worse adult outcomes than those born into higher-income families, according to ...
July 15, 2010
The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) is one of the Employment and Training Administration’s seven partners in the Intergovernmental Recovery ...
July 7, 2010
Hurricanes 2005: Resources
In the aftermath of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, Connect for Kids pulled together online resources for helping those affected. We’ve divided them into three ...
June 30, 2010
Keeping Members Informed and Connected: A Case Study of YTFG's Communications Work
The Youth Transition Funders Group, an affiinty group of more than 30 national and regional foundations, has mastered the most sensitive and essential messaging in ...
June 29, 2010
Low-Income Children in Rural Areas Face Cut in Child Tax Credit if Recovery Act Improvement Expires
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ state by state analysis of the impact of ending the recently improved child care tax credit on low-income families ...
June 28, 2010
Report Provides Insights into the Employment Training and Job Placement Needs of Foster Youth
This Chapin Hall report describes the results of a study that used administrative data to better understand the need for employment-related services and supports ...
June 14, 2010
Video: Celebrities (from Hollywood, the Hill and the Youth Work field) Support the PROMISE Act
This video joins celebrities and youth intervention workers to support the Youth PROMISE Act. The Youth PROMISE Act (HR 1064/S 435) is bipartisan legislation that ...
June 13, 2010
June 22, 2010 Webinar: Successful Early Childhood Home Visitation State Systems
This webinar will highlight four states' (Colorado, New Jersey, Virginia and Washington) innovative components of home visitation systems and discuss state planning ...
June 9, 2010
Dodd Calls for New National Effort to Assess and Improve Well-being of America's Children
Dodd Calls for New National Effort to Assess and Improve the Well-Being of America’s Children
June 2, 2010
Pro Youth PROMISE Act: Join Celebrities, End Violence, Save Money & Lives
May 25, 2010
Child Welfare Reform Meets Recession: Recession Wins
Youth Today reports that budget cuts are undercutting efforts to overhaul Michigan's child welfare system under a court-monitored consent decree that requires the ...
May 6, 2010
Out of the Inbox and Into the Streets
The child and youth field spends millions of dollars on research, but if the findings get lost in crowded inboxes or stacks of publications, do they really count? In ...
April 27, 2010
Immigration and Foster Care: What You Need to Know
Having legal immigration status is an important part of planning for the future. When youth age out of foster care with no status, they are stuck.
April 5, 2010
Military Families Affected by Deployments
A study published in Pediatrics took a look at how children fare when a parent goes off to a war zone. Falling grades and other outcomes suggest families and children ...
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