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When Youth Feel Unsafe: Brief Insights on the Cognitive and Academic Effects of Exposure to Violence

February 22, 2018

This Point of View brief from the Center for Promise provides research insights on a particularly timely topic - violence in America's schools - that is impacting young people in America. Learn more about this topic by reading this brief
America’s Promise Alliance Announces New Healthy Schools Fund

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. – America’s Promise Alliance, the nation's largest network dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth, is extending the America's Promise Healthy Schools Fund to communities working to create healthier school environments for all children.
Barriers to Wellness

November 29, 2016

This report provides new insights into the obstacles to wellness young people of color face in five cities and brings young people’s voices and views into the discussion about what affects their health and wellness.
Achieving Better Adolescent Health Worldwide: Global Application of the Prevention Science Research Base

December 17, 2015

Health risks can be difficult barriers to thriving for young people to navigate. In this brief, Catalano and colleagues provide a broad overview of prevention science and summarize research on risk and protective factors that reduce adolescent health problems in high‐, low‐, and middle‐income countries.
Comprehensive Community Initiatives - Case Studies

November 19, 2015

Collective impact – a collaborative approach to solving social problems - is a popular tool used by the government and community-based organizations. Communities across the country are embracing this approach to help children and young people access the fundamental resources  - what we call the Five Promises – that they need to succeed.    Decades of community change efforts demonstrate, however, that this strategy is far from a silver bullet.

Type: Resource

TAG: Youth Voice

promises: Safe Places

channels: Health and Wellness

SOURCE: Center for Promise

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Parents Behind Bars: What Happens to Their Children?

November 04, 2015

Children do not often figure in discussions of incarceration, but new research finds more than five million U.S. children have had at least one parent in prison at one time or another—about three times higher than earlier estimates that included only children with a parent currently incarcerated. This report uses the National Survey of Children’s Health to examine both the prevalence of parental incarceration and child outcomes associated with it.
Building A GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic (2014)

April 28, 2014

For the first time in U.S. history the nation’s high school graduation rate rose above 80 percent, according to the 2014 Building a GradNation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic report released April 28 by Civic Enterprises, the Everyone Graduates Center, America’s Promise Alliance and the Alliance for Excellent Education. While more than eight in 10 public high school students are graduating on time, Building a GradNation shows more good news: the number of students enrolled in dropout factories has dropped 47 percent over the last decade, students of color…
Maryland Child Care Choices Study: Maternal Depression among Applicants for Temporary Cash Assistance

April 15, 2014

This Research Brief examines the prevalence of depressive symptoms among mothers who recently applied for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) in Maryland. The analysis describes risk factors associated with experiencing depressive symptoms, and the associations between depressive symptoms and maternal stress about parenting.  
Family Finding for Children and Families New to Out-of-Home Care: A Rigorous Evaluation of Family Finding in San Francisco

April 15, 2014

The rich information gathered from this evaluation has laid the foundation for the Family Finding evidence base. This evaluation represents a significant step in beginning a conversation based on evidence, to help further examine the conditions in which Family Finding is and is not effective. Along with other evaluations currently being implemented, this evaluation makes an important contribution to the overall knowledge base focused on improved family engagement within child welfare practices, programs, and policies.  
Family Finding for Children and Families New to Out-of-Home Care: A Rigorous Evaluation of Family Finding in San Francisco - Appendices

April 15, 2014

The rich information gathered from this evaluation has laid the foundation for the Family Finding evidence base. This evaluation represents a significant step in beginning a conversation based on evidence, to help further examine the conditions in which Family Finding is and is not effective. Along with other evaluations currently being implemented, this evaluation makes an important contribution to the overall knowledge base focused on improved family engagement within child welfare practices, programs, and policies.