There is reason to be optimistic about today’s youth, as well to take pride in how society encourages positive youth development. All in all, youth in North America seem to be doing quite well. But there is also reason to be concerned about how well the complex system of programs for “youth at risk” is … More Systemic Problems in Youth Services?
The Campbell Collaboration, after reviewing more than 100 studies involving more than 666,000 children, has concluded that placing abused children into foster care with relatives results in fewer mental health issues with the children, fewer behavioural problems and fewer placement problems than similar children in foster placements with non-relatives There were no differences in the … More Evaluation of Child Protection Placements of Children in Foster Care with Relatives
A follow-up study of the first recipients of intensive supervision and surveillance; Emily Gray, Keele University Since its inception, the Youth Justice Board (YJB) of the UK has initiated several innovative programs to try to reduce youth crime and to reduce re-offending. Consistent with the principles of evidence-based policies, favoured by the governments of the … More What happens to persistent and serious young offenders when they grow up?
European countries are reporting emerging evidence that mental health problems are becoming more prominent in the overall incidence of disability. In a study of programs aimed at youth with mental health and disability issues, Eurofound (see reference below) reports that: In many countries, a growing number of new disability pension claimants report …mental health conditions, … More Mental Health and Disability Among Youth