The 30 Million Word Gap

The Role of Parent-Child Verbal Interaction in Language and Literacy Development

…as a young child.  ... How vocabulary affects conceptual learning in young children. ... Children of mothers who read to them frequently have larger vocabularies than kids who aren&rsquo ... A typical middle-class child enters 1st grade with 1,000 to 1,700 hours of one-on-one picture book

January 10, 2014

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Mental Health Practice

Guidelines for Child Welfare

…. Child welfare experts, behavioral health leaders, and child and youth advocates developed this guidance ... How child welfare agencies can support parent engagement. ... Introducing 32 research-driven ideas for improving the behavioral health of youth in child welfare ... This publication shares guidelines for improving the behavioral health of youth in state custody

March 31, 2009

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Youth Violence Myths and Realities: A Tale of Three Cities

The Different Story of Delinquent Youth as Told by the Media and by Juvenile Justice System Professionals and the Youth Themselves

…This report examines the youth perspective on violence, life circumstance, and the response ... of the justice system to a supposed growth of violence among troubled youth, based on studies in Dallas ... How the media represents youth and youth violence. ... What youth have to say.

February 12, 2009

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Achieving Permanency Through Reunification Training

The Permanency Continuum Series, Lifelong Families Model

…This 2-day child welfare training focuses specifically on reuniting children and youth in foster ... care with their birth families when that option is in the best interest of the children and youth ... Why reunification is the preferred permanency option for children and youth in foster care. ... How resource families can provide the supports parents, children and youth need as they work toward

January 6, 2012

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A Movement to Transform Foster Parenting

…How private providers and child welfare agencies can communicate a clear vision for foster parent ... Children and youth in foster care want to believe and feel that the people caring for them do so ... This report explores ways for public agencies to ensure that children receive the care they need ... major themes for engaging and empowering foster parents: ensuring quality caregiving for children

November 15, 2016

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Becoming Adults, Executive Summary

One-Year Impact Findings from the Youth Villages Transitional Living Evaluation

…by Youth Villages — to determine if it is actually making a difference. ... in helping these youth.  ... adults in need, is intended to help youth make the transition to adulthood by providing intensive

May 10, 2015

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No Place for Kids

The Case for Reducing Juvenile Incarceration

…Backed with an array of research, the case against America’s youth prisons ... An international comparision found that American's youth custody rates are nearly 5 times ... A 1-day snapshot showed 26% of delinquent youth in residential programs were ... Youth locked inside our nation's deep-end juvenile justice facilities are overwhelmingly

October 4, 2011

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Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: 2018 Update

A guide to juvenile detention reform

…5 million children in the United States currently live with at least one parent living ... In 2014, the Annie E. Casey Foundation issued a report, Noncitizen Youth in the Juvenile Justice ... System, aimed at ensuring the safe and fair treatment of noncitizen youth in detention. This update picks ... up where the 2014 report left off. It tells how subsequent policy changes have impacted youth

February 26, 2018

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Beyond Detention

System Transformation Through Juvenile Detention Reform

…three sites that created a kinder, fairer detention system for America’s troubled youth. Readers ... ’s youth include: 1) relying too heavily on costly, ineffective out-of-home placements; 2) ignoring ... research and results; and 3) treating children of color more harshly than their white counterparts.  ... the county to create a video outlining how parents can get involved in their child’s court proceedings

January 1, 2007

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