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 2019

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Healing Policies for Black Boys and Young Men in St. Louis: Priorities in 2019, Sean Joe

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

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

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

Research from 2017

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Research-Supported Treatment and Organizational Culture and Climate's Impact on Child Welfare Outcomes, David A. Patterson

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Social Belonging and College Retention: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Pilot Study, David A. Patterson

Research from 2016

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

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Nudging Youth to Develop Savings Habits: Experimental Evidence Using SMS Messages, Juan 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, Trina Williams Shanks

Research from 2005

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Academic Self-Efficacy Among African American Youth: Implications for School Social Work Practice, Melissa Jonson-Reid

Research from 1998

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Factors Influencing African American Youths' Decisions to Stay in School, Larry Davis

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