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Youth Thrive: A Framework to Help Adolescents Overcome Trauma and Thrive


This brief describes Youth Thrive's protective and promotive factors framework and examines how a focus on thriving is necessary to complement the field’s growing move to become trauma-informed.
(20 pp)


Youth Thrive: Advancing Healthy Adolescent Development and Well-Being

September 2014

This report provides a synthesis of the ideas and research from the neurobiological, behavioral, and social sciences that inform the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors Framework.
(52 pp)


Young Fathers Convening

March 2015

This video is an excerpt highlighting discussions among adolescent fathers and service providers on the topic of co-parenting. 


Effectively Engaging Young Fathers in Child Welfare

February 2017

This video highlights the voices of four fathers involved in the New York City child welfare system. These fathers detail their experience in the child welfare system as fathers and co-parents.


Expectant and Parenting Youth: Inaugural Webinar

April 2015

This webinar discusses implications of Reasonable and Prudent Parent Standards under the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R.4980) for expectant and parenting youth and their children in foster care.


Expectant and Parenting Youth: Lessons from the Field

September 2015

This webinar presents an approach to ensuring that every EPY is connected to a mentor—including collaborative partnerships creating a shared system for recruitment, capacity building, tracking impact, and continuous quality improvement. 


A Multi-Generational Approach to Addressing the Educational Needs of Expectant and Parenting Youth

December 2015

In this webinar, Marylouise Kuti presents a school-based model focusing on needs of adolescent parents and their children. The model incorporates case management, home visitation, and access to child development centers.


EPY Learning Collective Webinar

February 2018

This webinar presents and demonstrates a new interactive online community where professionals can exchange ideas, resources, innovative approaches, and policies to improve outcomes for young people in or transitioning from foster care.


Understanding Youth Thrive: A Tip Sheet for Family Court Partners

This report is a roadmap for Family Court Partners to enhance the conversations professionals who appear in family court proceedings have with young people about their journey toward healthy adulthood.

(37 pp)


Youth Thrive: Youth Resilience

This brief discusses the importance of resilience and being able to call forth their inner strength to positively meet challenges, manage adversities, heal the effects of trauma, and thrive.
(2 pp)