LEAP Fellowship Seeks to Boost Engagement, Leadership for Young People

…, in foster care or involved in the criminal justice system. Fellows in the program, the National LEAP Youth ... Fellowship, will serve in 2020 as youth representatives for each of the initiative’s 10 local ... to help build youth and young adults’ workplace and other skills; and support new and existing ways ... for young people to become leaders in their communities. The program builds on ongoing youth leadership

April 7, 2020

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Learn to Develop a Preventive Child Welfare Practice Model for the Family First Act

…and counties can align a preventive child welfare practice model with the Family First Prevention Services Act ... child welfare agencies develop a preventive practice model that addresses the unique needs of local ... about preventive services; and how a local child welfare leader is putting these ideas into practice ... of the National Implementation Research Network; and Jacqueline O. McKnight, deputy director of child and family

April 6, 2020

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Juvenile Justice Priorities During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

…; if not reconsider — every policy that leans toward confinement.” Video: Getting to zero in youth ... for Children’s Law and Policy, a longtime provider of technical assistance to JDAI sites, in promoting ... . Unless youth pose an immediate and substantial risk to public safety, alternatives to out-of-home ... . This includes utilizing pre- and post-adjudication processes and policies to release youth who do not pose

April 6, 2020

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New Resource Aims to Align Terms and Concepts Related to Adolescent Development

…The research organization Child Trends has launched an online resource offering science-based ... managers and others who serve young people. Entries include: “disconnected youth,” &ldquo ... for individuals and organizations serving youth and young adults,” says Kristin Moore, a senior scholar ... and past president of the nonprofit Child Trends. “We hope this resource helps individuals in various

March 31, 2020

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Incentives Inspire Positive Behavior Change in Youth on Probation

youth on probation, according to a new study funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The evaluation ... Opportunity-based probation aims to help youth build skills, develop responsibility and avoid being arrested ... and define weekly goals. Positive behaviors and met milestones earn participating youth points, which ... . a job shadowing opportunity). When youth reach certain benchmarks, they can have fewer supervision

March 30, 2020

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Team Decision Making Added to National Clearinghouse of Evidence-Based Approaches

…Team Decision Making (TDM) — a collaborative approach to child safety — has reached ... an important milestone: It is now included in the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare ... , families, caseworkers, service providers and, whenever possible, children themselves in decisions related ... child welfare professionals and researchers a leg up on finding effective solutions that meet the needs

March 30, 2020

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Spotlighting Youth Engagement and Preventing Teen Placements

…for reasons unrelated to neglect or abuse. View the free Casey-authored articles in Child Welfare Youth ... the result of conflicts between parents and children) is the reason for entry. In 2017, child behavior ... A special two-volume issue of Child Welfare journal features two articles penned by staffers ... . The first highlights the importance of child welfare professionals understanding adolescent brain science

March 28, 2020

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