ERIC Number: ED451409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Youth At-Risk of Welfare Dependency.
Issue Notes, v3 n2 Feb 1999
This issue of WIN (Welfare Information Network) Issue Notes focuses on the tendency of children from low-income families to drop out of high school, become teen parents, become involved in drug-related activities, and become involved in other activities that place them at high risk of long-term welfare dependency. Section 1 offers the background. Section 2 outlines these policy issues that states may address when examining at-risk youth: special conditions teen mothers on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families face and additional services they need; kinds of support necessary to teen parents to enhance their ability to achieve self-sufficiency; conditions teen fathers face and special services the state can provide; support services that should be incorporated into all youth programs; new sources of money to support youth activities; and opportunities available to use funding across agencies. Section 3 summarizes research findings on program components and youth program costs. Section 4 describes work in progress. Section 5 describes innovative practices and contact information for programs targeted specifically at teen parents; those providing opportunities for at-risk youth; public/private efforts; and cross-agency initiative. Twenty-six resource contacts and 14 publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Early Parenthood, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Influence, High Risk Students, High Schools, Human Services, Innovation, Low Income, Program Costs, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Youth, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.welfareinfo.org/youthissue.htm.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Woods Fund of Chicago, IL.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families