Adolescents

Family Processes and Children’s and Adolescents’ Well-Being

 A study reviewed about 1,150 sources to examine family processes and child well-being. Themes are discussed related to advances made in the literature because of increased attention to complexity and specificity, advances that were made because of increased attention to … Read More

Family Processes and Children’s and Adolescents’ Well-Being

study reviewed about 1,150 sources to examine family processes and child well-being. Themes are discussed related to advances made in the literature because of increased attention to complexity and specificity, advances that were made because of increased attention to family … Read More

When Their World is Already Upside Down: Supporting Grieving Children and Teens in Foster Care During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

This brief explains the increased forced isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the experiences of loss and disconnection among children and adolescents in foster care. It notes that in-person visits are what many children and teens in foster care … Read More

Report guides pediatricians in care of maltreated children, including pharmacotherapy

Children and adolescents who have experienced maltreatment can struggle even after they are physically safe. They might be bothered by memories of traumatic experiences or impacted by secondary adversities common among those who experience maltreatment. Add changes in relationships and … Read More

Brain Frames: How Attorneys Can Engage Youth in Case Planning and Court Hearings

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s “Brain Frames” resources draw on adolescent brain research to guide child welfare practitioners who interact with youth in foster care. Below are some of the Brain Frames tips for the legal community to keep youth … Read More

How Adolescent Brain Science Supports Youth Engagement in Court Hearings and Case Planning

Federal and state laws increasingly support meaningfully engaging youth in foster care in their case planning and court hearings. This shift over the last decade is largely because of advocacy by youth with lived experience in foster care. Our understanding … Read More