Wayne State University

Center publications

Policy And Practice Brief Issue Three: Foster Care Youth and Education
Assistant Professor Angelique Day & Elizabeth Agius, Manager of Community Partnerships

The brief highlights the post-secondary outcomes of older youth in care, looking first at the perceptions of currently enrolled high school and college aged foster youth with regard to their status on where they are in their transition from high school to college and then describes persistence in post-secondary education for a sample of foster care alumni who are enrolled at a four year university.

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Policy And Practice Brief Issue Two: The Case Of The Juvenile Offender  
Associate Professor Poco Kernsmith & Assistant Professor Joanne Smith-Darden

Research has demonstrated treatment, particularly re-integrative approaches, are effective in preventing recidivism among juvenile sex offenders.  This practice brief highlights how policy trends have instead become more punitive, which may impose barriers to successful reintegration and increase recidivism rates.

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Policy And Practice Brief Issue One: Culture-Sensitive Regulation Of Anger
Associate Professor Antonio González-Prendes

The expression of anger is often influenced by cultural norms that sanction accepted forms of emotional expression in general and anger in particular. This practice brief highlights the importance of culture in the evaluation and treatment of anger problems.

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