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The Family Unification Program (FUP): A Housing Option for Former Foster Youth

The Family Unification Program (FUP): A Housing Option for Former Foster Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study that examined how communities are using the Family Unification Program (FUP) to address the housing needs of former foster youth. The researchers collected survey data from 91 public housing agencies (PHAs) with FUP grants that serve youth and from 70 of their partner public child welfare agencies (PCHAs). They also conducted site visits to four FUP-for-youth communities. The findings indicate that FUP implementation with this population varies significantly across communities. Despite these variations, 46 percent of PCWAs and 41 percent of PHAs identified the 18-month time limit on housing assistance as a major challenge to delivering FUP services. The authors suggest additional research that collects data on youth participants in three areas: 1) experiences with foster care and homelessness prior to entering the program, 2) engagement in supportive services while receiving FUP, and 3) outcomes after exiting the program. (Author Abstract Modified)

Accession number
25472
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Child Welfare

Volume new
95
Year published new
2017
Availability

Quality Health Care for Homeless Children: Achieving the AAP Recommendations for Care of Homeless Children and Youth

Quality Health Care for Homeless Children: Achieving the AAP Recommendations for Care of Homeless Children and Youth
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article assessed whether and how health care organizations serving homeless pediatric patients meet American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations. The researchers conducted a web-based survey of federally funded Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Program grantees serving children and youth and found that federally qualified health care center status was associated with meeting more AAP recommendations. The survey results indicate that the HCH programs largely meet AAP recommendations but need to integrate comprehensive care into acute visits more often. The researchers suggest disseminating best practices to support AAP guideline adherence. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25759
Authors
Chatterjee, A., So, M., Dunleavy, S., Oken, E.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved

Volume new
28
Year published new
2017

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Leveraging the Best Available Evidence
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published this resource to provide state and community leaders with the best available evidence to prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and to lessen the negative effects when ACEs do occur. This document describes six strategies to prevent ACEs: strengthening economic supports to families, promoting social norms that protect against violence and adversity, ensuring a strong start for children, teaching skills, connecting youth to caring adults and activities, and intervening to lessen immediate and long-term harms. It includes information about evidence and the CDC’s public health approach to ACE prevention.

Accession number
25850
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/preventingACES-508.pdf

Federal Actions to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness: Recommendations Based on Research and a National Convening of Experts and Stakeholders

Federal Actions to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness: Recommendations Based on Research and a National Convening of Experts and Stakeholders
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This policy paper from Chapin Hall is an evidence-based guide for the federal government and other stakeholders to prevent and end youth homelessness. The authors recommend a public health approach to emphasize prevention and the need for accountability across systems and society at large. This paper outlines the iterative, multistep process that involved national organizations, federal partners, and young people with lived experience of homelessness to develop 63 recommendations. The authors present these recommendations in the following areas: prevention, crisis response, stable housing, cross-cutting issues, and research and data. (author abstract modified)

Accession number
25815
Authors
Morton, M.H., Horwitz, B.
Type new
Paper/Research Report
Organization

Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

Series
Research-to-Impact
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available for free download on the Chapin Hall website at: https://www.chapinhall.org/research/leaders-identify-recommendations-fo…

Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio, 2014-2016

Estimating the Prevalence of Human Trafficking in Ohio, 2014-2016
Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue

No

Abstract

This journal article describes a study to develop the first statewide estimates of known victims and individuals at risk of human trafficking in Ohio. The authors collected data from 12 state and local sources, including child welfare, legal services, and law enforcement records, from 2013 to 2018. From this data collection, they identified 1,032 known victims and 4,209 youth at risk of being trafficking victims during the study period. As an important public health priority, the authors contend researchers can use epidemiological approaches to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking victims and potential victims.

Accession number
25847
Authors
Anderson, V.R., Kulig, T.C., Sullivan, C.J.
Type new
Journal Article
Journal Name

American Journal of Public Health

Volume new
10
Year published new
2019
Availability

Available with journal subscription or article purchase at: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/full/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305203

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…