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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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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.

Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: Youth from Distressed Neighborhoods

July 14, 2009
The transition to adulthood can be particularly challenging for youth growing up in distressed neighbor-hoods. Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, this fact sheet compares the adolescent risk behaviors and young adult outcomes of youth from distressed neighborhoods with those of youth from non-distressed neighborhoods. [4 PDF pages]

Vulnerable Youth and the Transition to Adulthood: Youth with Depression/Anxiety

July 14, 2009
The transition to adulthood can be particularly challenging when a young adult experiences mental health problems. This fact sheet uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 to explore the young adult outcomes and adolescent risk behaviors of youth suffering from depression and anxiety as they make this transition. [5 PDF Pages]

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.

Recent Trends in Local Child Protective Services Practices

July 1, 2009
This study examines changes in policies and procedures in local child protective services (CPS) agencies between 2002 and 2005-2006.