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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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Factsheet: Estimates of Child Care Eligibility & Receipt for Fiscal Year 2016

October 22, 2019
This factsheet provides descriptive information on child care eligibility and receipt. Of the 13.3 million children eligible for child care subsidies under federal rules, 15 percent received subsidies. Of the 8.5 million children eligible for child care subsidies under state rules, 24 percent received subsidies. Poorer children were more likely to receive subsidies than less poor children.
ASPE Issue Brief

An Examination of the Use and Effectiveness of Child Support Enforcement Tools in Six States

October 22, 2019
Child support programs use various strategies called “enforcement tools” to collect critical monetary support for custodial families from noncustodial parents. The enforcement of child support is intended to encourage parental responsibility so that children receive financial, emotional, and medical support from both parents, even when they live in separate households.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2019 Update

October 17, 2019
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2018 HHS Health and Human Trafficking Symposium—Takeaways and Next Steps

October 10, 2019
This report details takeaways and next steps from the HHS Health and Human Trafficking Symposium on November 28–29, 2018.

APPROACHES TO EARLY JAIL DIVERSION: COLLABORATIONS AND INNOVATIONS

July 22, 2019
People with behavioral health conditions such as serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders (SUDs), including opioid use disorder (OUD), are 3-6 times more likely than the general population to be represented in the criminal justice system.

Patterns of Treatment/Therapeutic Foster Care and Congregate Care Placements in Three States

July 11, 2019
This report provides a quantitative analysis of three states’ use of therapeutic foster care, an intensive, treatment-focused form of foster care provided in a family setting by trained caregivers.
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ASPE Research Brief: Patterns of Treatment/Therapeutic Foster Care and Congregate Care Placements in Three States

July 11, 2019
This is a shorter, summary version of ASPE’s full analytical report with a similar title, examining the characteristics and care trajectories of children in Illinois, New York, and Tennessee who receive Treatment Foster Care services compared with those receiving congregate care, traditional, non-kinship foster care, and kinship foster care.

Illicit Substance Use and Child Support: An Exploratory Study

July 11, 2019
While child support agencies have acknowledged the rise in substance use among noncustodial parents, there is little to no research that has looked specifically at this population with substance use issues and the effects of that use on child support outcomes, including payment patterns and arrears accumulation.

Choice Matters: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
The purpose of the Opioid Use Disorder, Housing Instability and Housing Options for Recovery project was to help ASPE and HUD describe the housing models available for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who experience housing instability or homelessness.

Choices Matter: Housing Models that May Promote Recovery for Individuals and Families Facing Opioid Use Disorder

June 23, 2019
ASPE recently completed a research project, conducted by Abt Associates, that explored homelessness and opioid use disorder, along with the evidence base for different models for care. This brief is highlights of findings from the project.