A New Journal Article Tackles Myths and Misconceptions About Evidence-based Programs
Proponents of “evidence-based programs” in social services for children and youth and their families take on the debate about the use of such programs.
Primary Sources: What Makes Some Young Mothers More Likely to Be 'Harsh' Parents?
In a recent study, researchers looked for risk factors that make young moms more likely to be "harsh" and protective factors that contribute to positive parenting.
Bright Idea: Youth Participants Can Improve Point-In-Time Counts
Fifty formerly homeless Los Angeles youth took to the streets to help count their peers in January. A Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority official shares tips for employing young people to help conduct point-time-counts.
From the Family Room Blog: Putting College Within the Reach of Homeless Youth
Over on the official blog of the Administration for Children & Families, the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Acting Associate Commissioner writes about the steps states, educators and youth-serving agencies are taking to make sure homeless youth can access a higher education.
'Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action'
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness this month released a detailed outline of its framework for ending youth homelessness by 2020.
Educate Yourself On the New GED Test
We highlight anticipated changes to the GED high-school equivalency exam to help youth workers prepare future test-takers. The new assessment goes into effect on January 2, 2014.