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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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Adoption USA. A Chartbook Based on the 2007 National Survey of Adoptive Parents

October 31, 2009
Authors: Sharon Vandivere and Karin Malm Child Trends Laura Radel  
Research Brief

Mental Health of Vulnerable Youth and their Transition to Adulthood: Examining the Role of the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Runaway/Homeless Systems

August 30, 2009
  ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF The Mental Health of Vulnerable Youth and their Transition to Adulthood: Examining the Role of the Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and Runaway/Homeless Systems August 2009
Literature Review

Human Trafficking Into and Within the United States: A Review of The Literature

August 29, 2009
This comprehensive review of current literature on human trafficking into and within the United States focuses on surveying what the social science or other literature has found about the issues of identifying and effectively serving trafficking victims. A more specific focus concerns the phenomenon of “domestic trafficking” (trafficking involving U.S.

Cohabitation and Marriage Rules in State TANF Programs

August 29, 2009
This paper reports the results of a survey of state TANF rules regarding the treatment of unrelated cohabitors in households containing TANF units. The research focused primarily on identifying differences in how the eligibility of a family is treated depending on the household adult(s) relationship to the children, and, to the extent it matters, marital status.

National Symposium On the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims: Post-Symposium Brief

July 14, 2009
This Issue Brief presents an overview of the major topics discussed at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC, September 22-23, 2008.  The brief focuses on the post-presentation discussions and suggestions of participants.

Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: Youth from Low-Income Families

July 14, 2009
Youth from low-income families are vulnerable to poor outcomes as adults, as these youth often lack the resources and opportunities found to lead to better outcomes.

Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: Young Men and Young Women

July 14, 2009
This fact sheet considers differences in behaviors and outcomes between young men and young women as they transition to adulthood. It also considers whether differences between young men and young women are related to the fact that some women are caring for children.