Youth

How can child protection agencies identify and support youth involved in or at risk of commercial child sexual exploitation?

The second largest criminal industry worldwide (second only to drug dealing and tied with the illegal arms industry), human trafficking is the fastest growing of all criminal enterprises. The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is one form of human … Read More

Victimization and Trauma Experience by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates

The Safe Start Center, ABA Center on Children and the Law, and the Child and Family Policy Associates recently released a new resource, Victimization and Trauma Experienced by Children and Youth: Implications for Legal Advocates.  In this resource, you’ll find: Information about the prevalence and impact … Read More

Without Family, U.S. Children in Foster Care Easy Prey for Human Traffickers

Without family, U.S. children in foster care easy prey for human traffickers Thomson Reuters Foundation – May 03, 2018 Hundreds of thousands of U.S. children live in foster care, prey to predator sex traffickers who may find their young victims … Read More

Knowing the Signs of Youth Sex Trafficking

How You Can Help Human trafficking is one of the greatest issues the world faces today, and cases today are typically based in historical trauma. Native communities know this especially to be true. It is no secret that ever since … Read More

2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book finds today’s youth — Generation Z — are healthier and completing high school on time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable college tuition. Aided by smart policies and investments in prevention, a record … Read More

National Trends on Youth in Crisis in the United States: An analysis of trends in crisis connections to the National Runaway Safeline over the past decade (2007-2017).

National Trends on Youth in Crisis in the United States: An analysis of trends in crisis connections to the National Runaway Safeline over the past decade (2007-2017).National Runaway Safeline.2018https://www.1800runaway.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/NRS-2018-Trend-Report_Final.pdf

Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6-17 Years in the United States

Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6-17 Years in the United States, 2011-2012. NCHS Data Brief Howie, LaJeana D. Pastor, Patricia N. Lukacs, Susan L. 2014 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db148.pdf

Professionals, Friends, And Confidants: After-School Staff As Social Support To Low-Income Parents

Policy makers, practitioners, and researchers have emphasized the importance of supportive relationships between staff and parents in early childhood education settings and schools.Author(s): Barnes, Carolyn.;Nolan, Sarah.Published: 2019Journal Name: Children and Youth Services Reviewv. 98, March 2019, p. 238-251Available from: Elsevierhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0190740918305589

Advocacy and Child’s Attorney-Client Relationships during COVID-19: A Tip Sheet

What do Youth Need from their Attorneys?In the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of life have dramatically changed — schools, court hearings, social events. What has not changed, however, are the critical and urgent needs of youth … Read More

South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force 2018 Annual Report

Human trafficking is often referred to as modern day slavery. It is a crime that poses immense human rights, public safety and public health concerns across the globe. In the United States, it has been reported in all 50 states … Read More