Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

This report examines how transformational relationships can help improve outcomes for youth facing adversity.  Author(s): Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP),  Topic(s): Foster Youth, Career Success, Higher Education, Positive Youth Development Resource Type: Report  Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to download: Transformational Relationships for Youth Success

Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students In America’s Public Schools

This report discusses the epidemic of youth experiencing homelessness in the United States and the impact homelessness has on youths’ academic and personal lives. Author(s): Erin S. Ingram, John M. Bridgeland, Bruce Reed, Matthew Atwell, Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates Topic(s): Academic Skills, Foster Youth,  Juvenile Justice, Trauma Resource Type: Report  Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education […]

Crossover Youth: Los Angeles County Probation Youth with Previous Referrals to Child Protective Services

This study calls to attention a group of “crossover” youth by linking records of youth who have experienced Probation supervision and have been in contact with Child Protective Services. Author(s): Acquelyn Mccroskey, DSW, Denise Herz, PHD and Emily Putnam-Hornstein, PHD, Children’s Data Network Topic(s):  Trauma, Foster Youth, Juvenile Justice Resource Type: Report  Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click […]

Barriers to Higher Education – Support

This website offers resources to help connect youth to higher education opportunities and receive the support they need to succeed. Author(s): Various contributors to BestColleges.com Topic(s):  Academic Skills, College Access, Financial Aid, Higher Education Resource Type: Website Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions, Youth Click here to enter the site: Educational Barriers – Support

Implementation Intention: Achieving Goals

This video describes the implementation intention strategy and how it can help individuals complete their goals. Author(s): Bite Size Psych Topic(s): Academic Skills, Career Success, Positive Youth Development Resource Type: Video Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to watch: What small change in your life can make a big difference?

Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care

This toolkit offers information to help ensure that LGBTQ youth are connected to services and receive all of the supports available to them. Author(s): Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) and Lambda Legal Topic(s): Academic Skills,  Foster Youth, Juvenile Justice, LGBTQ*, Trauma Resource Type: Toolkit Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to view:  Getting Down to Basics: Tools to Support LGBTQ […]

Promoting Brain Gains for Youth Emerging From Foster Care

This video explores the impact the foster care system has on adolescent brain development and how to promote positive growth. Author(s): The Annie E. Casey Foundation Topic(s):  Foster Youth, Trauma, Positive Youth Development  Resource Type: Video Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to watch:  Promoting Brain Gains for Youth Emerging From Foster Care

Immigrant Students: How Schools Can Help

This brief is regularly updated to provide basic information about eligibility for education services and practical suggestions for schools based on federal laws. Author(s): SchoolHouse Connection Topic(s):  Higher Education, College Access, Positive Youth Development  Resource Type: Brief Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to watch:  Brief in English, Brief in Spanish

Building a Growth Mindset in Children

This video explains how to build a growth mindset in children so that they can positively engage with challenges. Author(s): Hands Up Topic(s): Positive Youth Development Resource Type: Video Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to watch: Building a Growth Mindset in Children

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

In this TED Talk, a pediatrician discusses the long-term health impacts of childhood trauma over a lifetime. Author(s): Nadine Burke Harris  Topic(s):  Foster Youth, Trauma, Juvenile Justice Resource Type: Video Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals, Caregivers and Education Champions  Click here to watch: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime