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Career and Technical Education's Role in Dropout Prevention and Recovery (2007)
This issue brief will explore the critical role that career and technical education (CTE) plays in dropout prevention and recovery. High quality career and technical education can help more students persist in and complete high school by preparing them for the postsecondary education and training that will be critical to future economic successes; by increasing student engagement; by building positive relationships; and by providing innovative delivery methods. Includes vignettes of programs or schools in Midwest City, Oklahoma; Miami, Florida; and Cincinnati, Ohio. --Retrieved Nov. 2007
Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders: Toolkit
Profiles break-the-mold juvenile justice initiatives that are reducing crime and making communities safer by facilitating youths' economic self-sufficiency. Contains three separate reports: an overview, program profiles, and policy profiles. It was created to address three objectives: identify barriers to success in juvenile justice -- both for the system and for the young people in it; survey innovative state and local policy initiatives; and showcase exemplary employment and development programs for court-involved youth.
Whats a Youngster to Do? The Education and Labor Market Plight of Youth in High-Poverty Communities (Aug 2005)
By Linda Harris. Statistics show that many young adults in economically distressed communities are being left behind in educational systems and in the job market. This article highlights the magnitude of distress in selected communities and outlines a set of considerations for policy-making and action at the national and community level. Pub No. 05-40. 9 pages. August 2005. Pub No. 05-40. 9 pages. 8/19/2005
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations - June 2007

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures is a publication of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This report is designed for representatives of youth-serving organizations who are interested in adopting strategies to prevent child sexual abuse. Whether these strategies are developed within the context of an overall risk management plan or are addressed separately, organizations need to examine how they can protect youth from sexual abuse. 6/1/2007

Vulnerable Youth: Background and Policies (April, 2007)
This report first provides an overview of the youth population and the increasing complexity of transitioning to adulthood for all adolescents. It also provides a separate 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, focusing on three time periods, and provides a brief overview of current federal programs targeted at vulnerable youth. The report then 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. Order Code RL33975. Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes. April 24, 2007. Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress.
Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce Development and Youth Development for Young Offenders - Policy Profiles
Policy profiles from Barriers and Promising Approaches to Workforce Development and Youth Development for Young Offenders, commissioned by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and written by David Brown and Sarah Maxwell, National Youth Employment Coalition; Edward DeJesus, Youth Development and Research Fund, Inc., and Vincent Schiaraldi, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice. (c) 2002
New Growth in Stumptown: Young Portlanders Face Twenty-First Century Challenges - Spring 2007
This report, published by Connected By 25, identifies challenged facing Portland, especially for those under age 25, in light of the growing population that is increasingly divided by race and class, a shifting economy, and the fact that young Portlanders need more support to succeed. This report addresses several myths about the realities of young Portlanders and how to connect them to successful futures. Authored by John Tapogna, Sharon Bernstein, and Lois Leveen.
The Fourth R: New Research Shows Which Academic Indicators Are the Best Predictors of High School Graduation--and What Interventions Can Help More Kids Graduate - Spring 2007
This report summarizes the findings of research looking at data for the Portland Public Schools Class of 2004 as it moved through high school to expected graduation in June 2004. The study was undertaken as the basis for determining how to implement support effectively to increase the number of students who graduate from high school. The research focused on learning what indicators best predict which students are at risk for failing to graduate and determining when, by year and quarter, students are most likely to disengage from school.
A Review of the Literature: Resiliency Skills and Dropout Prevention (2007)

The high school dropout rate is remarkably high in the United States, with estimates that a student drops out every nine seconds. Research on the causes of dropping out reveal reasons as individual as each student, and these forces often act in combination with each other. Resiliency based programs, which help students develop the skills and relationships they need to succeed inside and outside the classroom, can be very effective in preventing high school dropouts. Author: Kelly Hupfeld, 2007

Beyond City Limits: Cross-System Collaboration to Reengage Disconnected Youth (2007)
This report describes how eight different cities have launched cross-system initiatives and what they have accomplished through these new collaborations. Their efforts vary greatly and involve a broad array of partners. The experience of all eight cities suggests that simply opening a dialogue about the gaps between public systems serving young people can yield major dividends, and that the benefits of collaboration become evident even when as few as two key agencies start working together. Cities profiles include Albany, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; San Diego, California; Baltimore, Maryland; Corpus Christi, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Fransisco, California; and San Jose, California.
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