The California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH) has published two new reports, CalYOUTH Survey of Young Adults' Child Welfare Workers and Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study: Conditions of Youth at Age 19. The survey of child welfare workers shares the views of county child welfare workers on how youth in extended foster care are faring with the transition to adulthood. It highlights areas of progress and opportunities for continued improvement. The report on the conditions of youth at age 19 highlights differences between young people participating in extended care and those who had left care. »
NEW AT CHAPIN HALL
Chicago, IL. Twenty-two communities from across the United States will work with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago in partnership on Voices of Youth Count, a first-of-its-kind national effort aimed at ending youth homelessness.
Communities will work hand-in-hand with Chapin Hall’s Voices of Youth Count to carry out youth-led counts and surveys of young people and providers. Common data collection methods across sites will allow first-ever site-to-site comparisons and scalable findings, enabling national estimates. A subset of sites will conduct in-depth youth interviews. Communities are actively engaged in planning activities. »
The Report on the State of Children in China, a research collaboration between the University of Chicago, the University of Peking, and Chapin Hall, reveals glaring disparities in education, economic conditions, and emotional health between rural and urban children in China. The authors highlight the need for educational and public policy reforms to help close those gaps. Findings are based on an analysis of data from the China Family Panel Studies, which addresses all major areas of child development and risk factors such as family economic conditions, living arrangements and neighborhood support. »
Get in Chicago is a public/private partnership bringing together diverse stakeholders to combat youth violence and build safer communities. Get in Chicago recently awarded grants to organizations in Chicago to provide services to youth and families in the areas of cognitive behavioral therapy, mentoring, parent leadership, and innovation. The organizations receiving grants were asked to provide a plan for implementing an evidence-based intervention (EBI) targeting at-risk youth. In this study, Chapin Hall researchers examine the capacity of the organizations combating youth violence to implement EBIs. »