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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 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. 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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Parent Perspectives on Care Received at Patient-Centered Medical Homes for Their Children with Special Health Care Needs - Executive Summary

December 31, 2013
Dana Petersen, Lisa Schottenfeld, Caroline Massad Francis, Henry Ireys and Joseph Zickafoose Mathematica Policy Research January 2014  

Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care

September 30, 2013
As the number of immigrant children and children of immigrants in the U.S. has grown, child welfare agencies are serving an increasingly diverse spectrum of families, including many with at least one parent or some children who were born outside the U.S.
Policy Brief

Screening for Domestic Violence in Health Care Settings

July 31, 2013
ABOUT THIS POLICY BRIEF This ASPE Policy Brief on screening and counseling for domestic violence in health care settings is intended for policy makers, health care practitioners, and other stakeholders.   The brief, written by Madeleine de Boinville, presents the state of practice and research

Programs to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Associated Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Systematic Review

June 17, 2013
This paper presents findings from an ongoing systematic review of research on teen pregnancy and STI prevention programs to help support evidence-based approaches to teen pregnancy prevention. A total of 88 studies met the review criteria for study quality and were included in the data extraction and analysis.
Report to Congress

Report to Congress on Workplace Wellness

April 30, 2013
One provision of the Public Health Service Act (Section 2705(m)(1)), as amended by the Affordable Care Act, directs that the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in consultation with the Secretaries of the Treasury and Labor, gather relevant information from employers who provide

Seventy-one million additional Americans are receiving preventive services coverage without cost-sharing under the Affordable Care Act

March 17, 2013
The Affordable Care Act ensures that most insurance plans (so-called ‘non-grandfathered’ plans) provide coverage for and eliminate cost-sharing on certain recommended preventive health services, beginning on or after September 23, 2010.