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The Adolescent Brain: New Research and its Implications for Young People Transitioning from Foster Care

2011

Neuroscience has revealed that in adolescence, the brain experiences a period of major development. Adolescents must take on distinct developmental tasks—and young people in foster care often lack the supports needed to complete these tasks.

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Publication thumbnail for When Work Supports Don’t Support Work: A Case for Parental Health Coverage in Mississippi

When Work Supports Don’t Support Work: A Case for Parental Health Coverage in Mississippi

2011

This policy brief uses results from the Family Resource Simulator and the Basic Needs Budget Calculator to analyze Mississippi’s work support policies.

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The Dental Safety Net in Rhode Island

2011

This report looks at the dentists and their teams in private practice who provide care to the underserved to ensuring adequate oral health care for all Rhode Islanders.

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The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children's Health

2012

This brief examines the impact of state-level adoption of EITCs on a set of health-related outcomes for children, including: (1) health insurance coverage, (2) use of preventive medical and dental care, and (3) health status measures including maternal reports of child health and body mass index (BMI).

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Publication thumbnail for Working Toward Wellness: Telephone Care Management for Medicaid Recipients with Depression

Working Toward Wellness: Telephone Care Management for Medicaid Recipients with Depression

2011

This report presents 36-month results from a random assignment evaluation of a one-year program that provided telephonic care management to encourage depressed parents, who were Medicaid recipients in Rhode Island, to seek treatment from mental health professionals.

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Publication thumbnail for Costs of Cutting Health Care: An Analysis of Recent Changes to New Jersey FamilyCare

Costs of Cutting Health Care: An Analysis of Recent Changes to New Jersey FamilyCare

2011

This policy report uses results from the Family Resource Simulator and the Basic Needs Budget Calculator to analyze New Jersey’s work support policies through the lens of cuts to New Jersey FamilyCare (NJFC). It examines the significant and measurable ways in which these cuts affect low-income children and families, the state budget, and the local economy.

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Publication thumbnail for How Human Service Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation

How Human Service Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation

2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)1 seeks to greatly reduce the number of uninsured Americans. This report looks at ways the ACA can open the door for policies and practices that can reduce human services programs’ error rates, lower their administrative costs, and cut red tape for families.

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Publication thumbnail for Children’s Mental Health in Virginia: System Deficiencies and Unknown Outcomes

Children’s Mental Health in Virginia: System Deficiencies and Unknown Outcomes

2011

This report describes services available largely through the various agencies within Virginia’s Secretariat of Health and Human Resources.

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