State and local policymakers

Addressing School Adjustment Problems

Addressing school adjustment problems is of widespread concern related to student mobility.

Aftercare as Afterthought: Reentry and the California Youth Authority

This paper discusses factors related to the high recidivism rates among California youth offenders as well as recommendations for reducing this rate and improving youth outcomes.

A Profile of Disconnected Young Adults in 2010

The purpose of this report is to highlight a growing segment of the population who are arriving at young adulthood disconnected from the main pathways leading to economic independence. 

Vaccinating Youth Cognitively and Emotionally

Young people receive more helpful advice and information than ever before. Yet we still have way too many who start and continue to behave in unhealthy, self-defeating ways.  Generating a dysfunctional amount of emotion in response to their life events gives purpose to this behavior, rise to \mistaken\ goals, and then becomes a driving force behind such behavior. That's why truly effective emotional management is the most important life skill of all.  Yet we do little if anything to teach it. There are easy-to-learn life skills we could and should be teaching all youth.