Synthesis of Research and Resources to Support At-risk Youth


Synthesis of Research and Resources to Support At-risk Youth

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This report was published by Child Welfare Institute.


This report provides a synthesis of research and existing ACF resources for serving at-risk youth. It describes what we know from research about at-risk youth. It then describes how at-risk youth are currently being served by ACF programs and by programs outside of ACF that have been shown to put youth on a path toward self-sufficiency. Based on the review of research and resources, it identifies issues to consider in creating conceptual frameworks for developing and enhancing ACF programs that can or do serve at-risk youth. In the remainder of this chapter, we state the key questions that guide the synthesis, define some key concepts, and describe a number of at-risk youth populations served by ACF programs.

Mathematica Policy Research. (2011). Synthesis of research and resources to support at-risk youth. Retrieved from

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