What We Know About Youth At-Risk

We know from research that disadvantaged youth face barriers to success that can have serious negative outcomes, now and in the future. Some of the problems facing the disadvantaged youth are:Libfun children foundation

  • Illiteracy
  • Homelessness
  • Poor health care
  • High crime exposure
  • More likely to suffer from mental health
  • More behavioral problems in school
  • Higher risk of being a school dropout
  • More likely to be teen mothers
  • Likely to be exposed to abuse or neglect

The National Center for Children in Poverty states that there are 24 million children under the age of 6 in the United States. Their statistics show that high percentages of these children are living in families with multiple risk.

39% - Ages 0-1

41% - Ages 1-2

20% - Ages 3-6

These children have an impact on the future of all children and our communities. Without intervention and prevention, they are destined to have negative outcomes and ultimately become a burden on society.

  "At any given moment, you have the power to say, This is NOT how the story will END."    

M.H.S. Pourri 

Articles:

The Importance of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0Bz_O6wFQ1LQGT2w4SmRwd3k1UW8

Young Children At Risk

http://www.nccp.org/publications/pub_1073.html

 

Education and disadvantaged children: Research roundup 

http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/education/education-disadvantaged-students-children-research-roundup

 

Community Violence and Youth: Affect, Behavior, Substance Use, and Academics

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2700237/

 

Disadvantaged children can hurt achievement of others in their classrooms

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/disadvantaged-children-can-hurt-achievement-of-others-in-their-classrooms-study-finds/2014/02/13/9f3fa068-94df-11e3-83b9-1f024193bb84_story.html

 

The role of children's future expectations in self-system functioning and adjustment to life stress: A prospective study of urban at-risk children

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=2571044&fileId=S0954579400006210

 

An At-Risk Approach to the Study of Child Abuse: Some Preliminary Findings

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002713809610384

 

Defining the term "At-Risk"

http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/DefiningAtRisk1.pdf

 

Identifying Children and Families at Risk

http://www.nashp.org/identifying-children-and-families-at-risk/

 

Family Risk Factors

https://www.ncjrs.gov/html/ojjdp/193409/page2.html

 

Statistics on Homeless Youth in America

https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-teen-issues/statistics

The Impact of Youth Development Programs on Student Academic Achievement

http://nationalassembly.org/Uploads2/Resources/SchoolSuccessBrief.pdf