Research and Grants on Issues Relating to Children and Youth: 1986-1991


This compendium is published by the Division of Children and Youth Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It summarizes the results of the Division's research projects from 1986 through the present. The role of research within the Division is to produce information on the organization, financing, and delivery of services to children and youth, particularly among disadvantaged groups. Recent work includes studies of issues related to the children of participants in the JOBS program and to the expansion of Head Start. Special studies have focused on understanding the needs of drug exposed and HIV-positive children as well as those of homeless families with children. Among the studies currently underway are projects relating to children's mental health services, family preservation programs, and the educational needs of drug exposed children. In addition to research, the Division has recently also supported a series of grants to stimulate and support state and local community-based efforts to integrate health and human services for low-income families as a means of improving the access to and effectiveness of these services. [32 PDF pages]

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