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- Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
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- February 3, 2023
Equitable Pathways to Opportunities for Young People
AYPF Youth Policy Consultants share insights on creating equitable pathways to opportunities for youth.
- October 24, 2022
AYPF Podcast on Credible Messengers
Released October 24 & December 9, 2022“Your role in my life as someone I know who also has a parent who has been incarcerated gave me encouragement, gave m…
AYPF Youth Summit, 3rd Session
Recording of the event: https://youtu.be/L0gxexZapag Event SummaryOn August 31, 2022, the American Youth Policy Forum hosted our third and final session o…
AYPF Youth Summit, 1st Session
https://youtu.be/M0vFHaPwkkgOn August 3, the American Youth Policy Forum began hosting our Youth Summit, which was the first in a series of discussions focused…
- July 8, 2022
Make No Choice Without Youth Voice
Kameryn discusses youth engagement--her experience, research on the topic, and AYPF's strategy.
Credible Messengers Small Group Discussion
An informal event led and facilitated by AYPF’s Youth Policy Consultants and focused on the topic of credible messengers.
Recovery for Young Adults—Virtual Seminar Series, Part 2
Part 2 of this 3-part series explored connecting youth to jobs, during and after the pandemic.
- January 22, 2020
A Tale of Two Courtrooms: Exploring the Differing Lenses of Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Guest blogger Mary Nelson shares two stories that can be used as a lens for evaluating the effectiveness of youth-serving systems.
- October 24, 2019
A Cycle of Injustice: How Mass Incarceration Impacts Our Youth
As the momentum for criminal justice reform prevails, Samaura Stone writes about how youth & families are still a missing part of the conversation.
Harnessing the Potential of Young Adults (Boston, MA & East Providence, RI)
This study tour consisted of site visits & presentations from labor, child welfare & juvenile justice leaders about systems to achieve greater youth outcomes.
- July 23, 2019
The Intersection Between CTE and Afterschool Programs: Perkins V
Thomasena Thomas writes about Perkins V, a legislation that aims to increase learner access to high-quality CTE programs.
- June 20, 2019
Alternative Education in ESSA State Plans: A Review of 38 States
A review of 38 ESSA state plans shows how states are addressing accountability for alternative education, with infographic of key findings.
- May 7, 2019
Key Stakeholders in Foster Care: Who’s At the Table?
Jesse Kannam offers insight into how the child welfare system can leverage the expertise and experience of youth and judges.
- April 22, 2019
Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Video
This animated video aims to raise awareness about the intersection of child abuse, foster care, and trafficking
Surveying the Field: Mapping a Path Towards Better Outcomes for Systems-Involved Youth
This discussion group identified available resources and new tools that help promote better outcomes for systems-involved youth.
- January 23, 2019
How States Can Leverage Service to Promote Equity
Jesse Kannam shares how national service programs can increase access to equitable education and workforce opportunities for traditionally underserved youth.