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Who’s Minding the Neighborhood?

October 04, 2016

The role of adult capacity in keeping young people on a path to graduation  
Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation

September 19, 2016

Part of the Don’t Call Them Dropouts series of research, Dispelling Stereotypes of Young People Who Leave School Before Graduation explores the social and emotional competencies of young people who have left school before graduating from high school.

Type: Resource

TAG: Using Data

promises: Safe Places

channels: College & Career

SOURCE: Center for Promise

campaigns & initiatives: GradNation Campaign

Child Trends 5: Five Things to Know About Charter Schools

April 15, 2014

Child Trends offers five insights based on its review of the most recent national data on charter schools  
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.  
Stop Now and Plan (SNAP) Under 12 Outreach Project (SNAP™ ORP)

April 14, 2014

The SNAP™ ORP is a community-based cognitive behavioral intervention designed to help children under age 12 who are police-involved or at risk of being police-involved as a result of serious behavioral difficulties.  Children and their parents participate in the multi-component program, which aims to prevent future antisocial behavior.  An experimental evaluation of the program has reported significant positive impacts on child delinquency and aggression after three months.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of School-Refusing Children

April 14, 2014

Cognitive-behavioral therapy was given to school-refusing children. The six therapy sessions explored ways in which children could recognize and cope with their anxiety, and gradually exposed children to anxiety-provoking situations. Results indicated that children who received treatment improved their school attendance as well as their emotional distress and coping mechanisms. No differences were found between the treatment group and control group in internalizing and externalizing behaviors reported by teachers or externalizing behaviors reported by parents.
Skills-Based Treatment for Suicidal Adolescents

April 14, 2014

This skills-based treatment (SBT) is a six-month long cognitive behavioral treatment program designed to support problem solving and affect management skills in adolescents who have attempted suicide. In an experimental evaluation of the program, adolescents were randomly assigned to SBT or a supportive relationship treatment (SRT) typical of community outpatient settings.  No differences were found between the two treatment groups in re-attempts at suicide, suicidal ideation, depression, anger expression, or problem solving.
How Out of School Time Program Quality is Related to Adolescent Outcomes

January 15, 2014

In this brief, Child Trends examine the association between out-of-school time (OST) program quality and adolescent outcomes. Research is sparse on what constitutes a quality program. However, several elements of program quality are frequently identified. Three of these are programs that support youth in forming positive relationships, making decisions, and encouraging learning. In addition, safety—or fostering a safe physical and emotional environment—is often identified as a key element in program quality.