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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.

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]