Concurrent Antipsychotic, Psychotropic Use Common Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children

A new study from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry suggests that children enrolled in Medicaid aren’t just seeing an increase in prescriptions of antipsychotic medicine.


Safely Home: Reducing Youth Incarceration

A report from the Youth Advocate Programs Policy & Advocacy Center on reducing youth incarceration and achieving positive outcomes for high and complex need youth through effective community-based programs. To read the full report, please click here.


Drug Testing in Child Welfare: Practice and Policy Considerations

This publication provides the background information necessary for policymakers to make informed decisions that effect families with substance abuse issues. It covers specifically the benefits and limitations of drug testing. To read the publication click HERE.


Protective Factors Approaches in Child Welfare

This publication looks at risk, protective factors and how to alleviate these issues for the children involved. It was written to assist a variety of professions in the field to enable them to better understand prevention and treatment methods.


JJGPS State Scan: Systems Integration-Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

This report looks at those who are a part of child welfare and the juvenile justice system; it unmask the challenges these youth face and what needs to be done to fix these pressing issues.  Click here to read the report.


Juvenile Records: A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing and Expungement

This report looks at the role records play in youth transition to adulthood. It exposes the issues that these youth face and what needs to be done to fix this issue.


    Failed Policies, Forfeited Futures: A Nationwide Scorecard on Juvenile Records

    The report exposes the issues with the juvenile justice system; it reveals how each state has played a role in this issue by creating a rating system that reveals the problems that need to be addressed.


    New Study: Childhood Trauma a California Public Health Crisis

    One in six Californians has experienced severe childhood trauma, which is strongly linked to serious health problems in adulthood, according to a new study released today by the Center for Youth Wellness, a San Francisco health organization, and the Public Health Institute, an Oakland-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health.


    Related Foster Parents Less Likely to Receive Support Services Compared With Nonrelative Foster Parents

    This brief identifies gaps in support services among foster parents using data from a nationally representative survey of children involved in the child welfare system (the second National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being).