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Children, Youth, & Families

ASPE produces a range of policy research to promote child development, early childhood care and education, child welfare, positive youth development, and child and family well-being. 

Resources for Youth and Youth Programs

youth.gov: This page features resources to help create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest youth-related news. 

engage.youth.gov: This page provides youth-focused resources and opportunities that inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their lives and in the world around them by improving their knowledge and leadership skills. 

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Case Study of Father Engagement in Family Nutrition and Health Programs: California WIC Association

March 17, 2021
This case study focuses on how the nonprofit statewide California WIC Association supports local agencies to involve fathers in programming related to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Key lessons and considerations for human services programs include:
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Case Study of Father Engagement in Healthy Start Programs: Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition Fatherhood PRIDE

March 17, 2021
This case study focuses on how the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition engaged fathers in its programming through the development of a fatherhood program, Fatherhood PRIDE. Key lessons and considerations include how human services programs can promote father engagement by:
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Case Study of Father Engagement in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs: ForeverDads

March 17, 2021
This case study focuses on how a fatherhood program in rural Ohio—ForeverDads—reaches a subpopulation of fathers through partnerships with area substance use disorder treatment programs. Key lessons and considerations include how human services programs can promote father engagement by:

Improving Programs, Policies and Services to Promote Healthy Development in Middle Childhood in Afterschool Settings

March 16, 2021
This project was a collaborative effort by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) and the Office of Women’s Health (OWH). This work examines how investments by the U.S.

Freeing Children for Adoption within the Adoption and Safe Families Act Timeline

February 11, 2021
Permanency, that is ensuring children have long-term, enduring connections to family or other caring adults, is one of the three primary goals of the child welfare system, along with safety and child well-being.

Initial Implementation of the 2014 Reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

February 3, 2021
This project examines the initial effects of policy changes required by the 2014 reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) program as well as the subsequent CCDF final rule published in September 2016 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Economic Hardship and Medicaid Enrollment in Later Life: Assessing the Impact of Disability, Health, and Marital Status Shocks

January 31, 2021
Richard W. Johnson and Melissa M. Favreault Urban Institute January 2021 Link to Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (50 PDF pages)

Trends in Hospital Readmission and Emergency Department Visit among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Issue Brief

January 18, 2021
Trends in Hospital Readmission and Emergency Department Visit among Infants Born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Mir M. Ali, Emma Nye, and Kristina West U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Utilization of Mental Health Services among Children Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome at Birth Issue Brief

January 18, 2021
Utilization of Mental Health Services among Children Diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome at Birth ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Mir M. Ali, Emma Nye, and Kristina West U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Housing Instability for Noncustodial Parents: Policy Considerations

January 14, 2021
Many parents owing child support may struggle with housing instability, though little research has documented the extent of this phenomenon. This brief and infographic present estimates of the percentage of noncustodial parents who are eligible for and receive housing assistance.