Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs

Of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems

Report

Our current system of educational supports is failing youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This wide-ranging report outlines the challenges, legislative landscape and promising evidence-based interventions. It closes with a clear call to action for all child-serving agencies

May 17, 2010

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Improving Medicaid Managed Care for Youth with Serious Behavioral Health Needs

A Quality Improvement Toolkit

Report

This tool kit shares the experiences of nine Medicaid managed care organizations which collaborated over a two-year period to identify better ways to care for youth with serious behavioral health needs. Its pages tell of quality-improvement strategies, challenges, lessons learned and care innovations worthy of a closer look. 

September 1, 2009

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What’s Going On In There?

Understanding the Adolescent Brain and Its Implication for Young People

Report

This fact sheet outlines brain research for teens and how kids in foster care are impacted during development by the lack of close relationships. 

May 26, 2014

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Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

A Guide for Judges, Advocates and Child Welfare Professionals

Report

This handbook — intended for judges, advocates and child welfare professionals — provides tips to engage children in their own out-of-home court proceedings. The guide recommends ways courts can prepare for, communicate with and understand behavior for kids ages 5 through 20.  

October 10, 2008

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Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change

Report

This report outlines 8 principles of engaging youth in social change. It begins with tips for designing a strong outreach strategy and ends with advice on creating opportunities for sustained access and influence. At each stop along the way, readers learn key ideas, real-world implementation details and reflection questions. The end goal is simple: Help organizations enable all youth — especially those least like to succeed without help — to drive powerful and positive community change. 

July 8, 2007

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