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ERIC Number: ED451409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Youth At-Risk of Welfare Dependency.
Kaplan, April
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)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
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