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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. 

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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)

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

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

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.

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Substantiated Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect

January 10, 2021
Buprenorphine treatment has been found to be an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Child welfare systems have been partnering with treatment providers to increase access, yet little is known about its role in improving outcomes related to child maltreatment.
ASPE Issue Brief

Family Structures and Support Strategies in the Older Population: Implications for Baby Boomers Issue Brief

January 7, 2021
Family Structures and Support Strategies in the Older Population: Implications for Baby Boomers

The Multiethnic Placement Act and Transracial Adoption 25 Years Later

December 7, 2020
The Multiethnic Placement Act, as amended, enacted in 1994 and known as MEPA (or MEPA/IEP to acknowledge amendments passed in 1996), prohibits child welfare agencies that receive federal funding from delaying or denying foster or adoptive placements because of a child or prospective foster or adoptive parent’s race, color or national origin and from using those factors as a basis for denying ap
Fact Sheet

Factsheet: Estimates of Child Care Eligibility and Receipt for Fiscal Year 2017

November 11, 2020
This factsheet provides descriptive information on child care eligibility and receipt. Of the 13.5 million children eligible for child care subsidies under federal rules, 14 percent received subsidies. Of the 8.7 million children eligible for child care subsidies under state rules, 22 percent received subsidies. Poorer children were more likely to receive subsidies than less poor children.