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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What Young People Need to Thrive

Leveraging the Strengthening Families Act to Promote Normalcy

Report

This brief draws upon the voices of young people in transition from foster care to adulthood to explore the need and strategies for providing typical experiences — or normalcy — for kids in foster care. 

November 12, 2015

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Child and Youth Emergency Mental Health Care

A National Problem

Report

What happens when kids visit hospital emergency rooms for behavioral health concerns? Spoiler alert: The results aren’t pretty. This report spells out exactly how America’s emergency departments are failing young behavioral health patients — and outlines a 10-part, policy-driven prescription for change.  

July 26, 2007

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Engaging Parents and Families In Adolescent Reproductive Health

A Casey Study Review

Report

This publication spotlights a wide range of real-world programs that enlist parents in supporting adolescent reproductive health. Readers will get a close look at 4 of these efforts with an end goal of building better programs to help parents raise sexually healthy teens. 

January 23, 2003

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And the Survey Says: Aspen Institute Examines Efforts to Connect Young Adults to Jobs

Blog Post

Nearly 6.7 million young adults are not working or in school, and the young adult unemployment rate hit 12.2% — more than double the national unemployment rate — in June 2015. The consequences of unemployment and underemployment can be long-lasting and include reduced wages, decreased productivity and shortened career ladders.    Recognizing the challenges facing America’s youngest workers, the Foundation commissioned the Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative to examine how organizations are helping adults ages 18 to 29 succeed in today’s labor market. The report gathered feedback from nearly 400 individuals at 340 organizations nationwide.

February 24, 2016

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