Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies

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This report first provides an overview of the youth population and the increasing complexity of the transition to adulthood for all adolescents with a discussion of the concept of "disconnectedness," as well as the protective factors youth can develop during childhood and adolescence that can mitigate poor outcomes. Further, the report describes the evolution of federal youth policy and provides a brief overview of current federal programs targeted at vulnerable youth, and discusses the challenges of coordinating federal programs for youth, as well as federal legislation and initiatives that promote coordination among federal agencies and support programs with a positive youth development focus.

Creator(s): Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 13, 2014
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Collection(s):
Congressional Research Service Reports
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Creator (Author):
Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.

Specialist in Social Policy

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
Date(s):
  • Creation: January 13, 2014
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United States
Description:

This report first provides an overview of the youth population and the increasing complexity of the transition to adulthood for all adolescents with a discussion of the concept of "disconnectedness," as well as the protective factors youth can develop during childhood and adolescence that can mitigate poor outcomes. Further, the report describes the evolution of federal youth policy and provides a brief overview of current federal programs targeted at vulnerable youth, and discusses the challenges of coordinating federal programs for youth, as well as federal legislation and initiatives that promote coordination among federal agencies and support programs with a positive youth development focus.

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69 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Resource Type: Report
Format: Text