With structure and support, young people can successfully attain relevant and appropriate developmental milestones. Child and youth well-being is attainable through fostering positive development, beginning in the earliest years of life.

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Research from 2021

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HomeGrown StL 4th Annual Regional Summit on the State of Opportunities for Black Boys and Young Men: Closing the Health, Growth, and Opportunity Gaps, Sean Joe, Maribeth Clifton, and Demeisha Carlton-Brown

Research from 2020

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Accountable Policing: Policies to Advance the Personal Safety of Black Boys and Young Men, Robert Motley

Research from 2019

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Healing Policies for Black Boys and Young Men in St. Louis: Priorities in 2019, Sean Joe, Robert Motley, Alexandra Ivory, Alyssa Finner, and Janet Frederick

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Social Mobility: The Necessary Focus of St. Louis Investment in Black Males, Sean Joe and Robert Motley

Research from 2018

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Build the Village That Raises the Child, HomeGrown STL

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Community Violence Exposure and Risk Taking Behaviors Among Black Emerging Adults: A Systematic Review, Robert O. Motley, Whitney Sewell, and Yu-Chih Chen

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Police Use of Force by Ethnicity, Sex, and Socioeconomic Class, Robert O. Motley Jr. and Sean Joe

Research from 2017

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Research-Supported Treatment and Organizational Culture and Climate's Impact on Child Welfare Outcomes, David A. Patterson-Silver Wolf, Travis W. Hales, Eugene Maguin, and Catherine N. Dulmus

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Social Belonging and College Retention: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study, David A. Patterson-Silver Wolf, Jacob Perkins, Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, and Thomas A. Walker Jr.

Research from 2016

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Kinship Foster Care Among African American Youth: Interaction Effects at Multiple Contextual Levels, Anne K. Rufa and Patrick J. Fowler

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Nudging Youth to Develop Savings Habits: Experimental Evidence Using SMS Messages, Katherine Rodríguez and Juan E. Saavedra

Research from 2015

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Beyond Ferguson: Empowering Low-Income People to Build the Future of Their Communities, Dorothy Stoneman

Research from 2007

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Substance Use and Academic Performance Among African American High School Students, James Herbert Williams, Larry E. Davis, Sharon D. Johnson, Trina R. Williams, Jeanne A. Saunders, and Von E. Nebbitt

Research from 2005

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Academic Self-Efficacy Among African American Youth: Implications for School Social Work Practice, Melissa Jonson-Reid, Larry Davis, Jeanne Saunders, Trina Williams, and James Herbert Williams

Research from 1998

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Factors Influencing African American Youths' Decisions to Stay in School, Larry E. Davis, Sharon Johnson, Julie Miller-Cribbs, Stephen Cronen, and Leslie Scheuler-Whitaker

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Individual, Family and Neighborhood Influences on Teen Childbearing: A Life Options Approach, Leslie Scheuler-Whitaker and Shanta Pandey