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Capacity Building

The Parameters of Youth Welfare

The Parameters of Youth Welfare
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This brief from the Capacity Building Center for States, a collaborative funded by the Children’s Bureau, offers guidelines to child welfare agencies on how to shift from being a child-focused welfare system to a youth-focused welfare system. A child-focused system is considered reactive and case-plan driven while a youth-focused system is more proactive, developmentally framed, and normalcy oriented.  This brief outlines the transformations needed at the organization and practice levels to better meet the needs of youth in foster care.

Accession number
25675
Type new
Brief
Organization

Childrens Bureau

Year published new
2018
Availability

Available free of charge on the Child Welfare Gateway website at: https://library.childwelfare.gov/cwig/ws/library/docs/capacity/Blob/119…

Pay for Success Project Assessment Tool

Pay for Success Project Assessment Tool
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Urban Institute designed this toolkit for individuals, governments, and organizations currently working on a pay for success (PFS) project or considering initiating a PFS project. This assessment tool describes the core elements of PFS projects and explains the importance of each core element. It also provides stakeholders with a scoring system to help distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of a proposed project and generates recommendations for remedying any weaknesses. Stakeholders can use this tool at any stage of project development. Completing this assessment also helps build the business case for a proposed project that scores well in each area.

Accession number
25689
Authors
Milner, J., Eldridge, M., Walsh, K., Roman, J.K.
Type new
Guide/Toolkit
Organization

Urban Institute

Series
Pay for Success Initiative
Year published new
2016
Availability

Available for free download on the Urban Institute website at: https://pfs.urban.org/library/pfs-guidance-briefs-and-reports/content/p…

Lessons from a Federal Initiative to Build Capacity to End Youth Homelessness

Lessons from a Federal Initiative to Build Capacity to End Youth Homelessness
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Children’s Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), funded a multi-phase grant program to build the evidence base on what works to prevent homelessness among youth and young adults who have been involved in the child welfare system. Known as Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH), this program funded 18 organizations for the first phase for two years. This brief discusses how the YARH Phase I grantees adopted the capacity strategy from The Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action that the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) developed in 2013. The information in the brief comes from grant applications, grantees’ semi-annual reports, and two-day site visits with each grantee. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25491
Authors
Klein Vogel, L., Bradley, M.C.
Type new
Brief
Organization

Mathematica Policy Research

Series
Youth At-Risk of Homelessness (YARH) Issue Brief
Year published new
2017
Availability

Available for free download on the Mathematica Policy Research website at: https://www.mathematica-mpr.com/our-publications-and-findings/publicati…

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City

A Youth Homelessness System Assessment for New York City
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This report from Chapin Hall presents a rapid, mixed-methods assessment of the system of services and supports available to youth experiencing homelessness in New York City. The assessment team found that significant gaps remain in prevention, affordable housing options, and coordination of youth services despite the city’s efforts to expand some services and prioritize youth homelessness. Based on these findings, Chapin Hall has recommended that the city establish a single office for an interagency response to youth homelessness with shared processes and tools for coordinated entry and support for youth, including affordable housing and career development opportunities. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25737
Authors
Morton, M.H., Kull, M.A., Chávez, R., Chrisler, A.J., Carreon, E., Bishop, J.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/assessment-of-new-york-citys-homele…