On May 18, 2010, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services convened a Roundtable on Homeless Children. The purpose of the Roundtable was to understand the impact of homelessness on children, identify the resources currently available to address the needs of homeless
Patterns of Substance Use and Substance-Related Impairment among Participants in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC)
PATTERNS OF SUBSTANCE USE AND SUBSTANCE-RELATED IMPAIRMENT AMONG PARTICIPANTS IN THE AID TO FAMILIES WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN PROGRAM (AFDC) Sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, the Public Health Service, the National Institutes of Health / National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Substance Abuse a
This brief is one in a series exploring issues related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions. It describes several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to apply these constructs in several ways, including data collection to monitor progress and developing an implemen
This research brief examines child poverty in 2010 using both the official poverty measure that the Census Bureau has been using since the 1960s and the more recent Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
This brief analyzes and summarizes changes in child poverty from 2007-2012. Cited statistics include changes in the poverty rate and number of children in poverty by age, race and ethnicity, family type, and immigrant generation. The data are based on information collected in the 2013 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economi
This document synthesizes the discussion from the Roundtable on Homeless Children. The background paper from this meeting is also available and provides an update on the research, policy, laws, and funding for programs and services for children who are homeless in the United States. [12 PDF pages]
Despite the knowledge that homeless children face poor outcomes, research has largely focused on the parent(s) in a homeless family, perhaps because these children are still part of a family unit. The children themselves, however, have different and separate needs from their parent(s). Given the impact of the current recession, it is critical to u
This report describes the extent to which maltreated children have developmental problems or are subject to factors associated with poor developmental outcomes, what services these children might be eligible to receive, what factors influence service receipt, and what solutions have been devised to address barriers to service provision.