The California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH) is an evaluation of the impact of AB12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act, on outcomes during the transition to adulthood for foster youth.
In 2018, UWSC developed and fielded NC-PALS, the North Carolina Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted as they transition to adulthood. The study is being conducted in collaboration with Child Trends with funding from the Duke Endowment.
The Bridges to Success Evaluation is an evaluation of the impact of a Catholic Family Center program designed to help struggling families get back on their feet, called Bridges to Success.
The Wisconsin Moms Study (WiscMoms) is a study of about 250 mothers of young children in the Milwaukee area. Researchers are interested in a number of topics, among them the household make-up of families in which siblings might have different fathers, the security and availability of food and other necessary resources, and the ways in which young mothers make use of their social network.
Every other year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) of High School students.
UWSC is developing a two-way interaction between laptops (CAPI interview) and tablet devices (touchscreen maps) for in-person interviews about neigborhood knowledge, selection, and segregation.
The Wisconsin Families Study is an evaluation of Project GAIN, a program in Milwaukee County funded by the Wisconsin Children’s Trust Fund to assist families in accessing economic resources, reducing financial stressors, and increasing income stability for the children and adults in the home.
UWSC conducted a pilot study aimed at measuring the impact of the Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) initiative on teachers and students. Responding to recent calls to reform secondary education in the United States, the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) adopted the AIW initiative to advance both the rigor and relevance of teaching, as well as the learning outcomes of students in Iowa’s high schools.
The Padua Study is an evaluation of the impact of a Catholic Charities Fort Worth program designed to help struggling families get back on their feet.
In 2014, UWSC developed and fielded PALS, the Post-Adoption Life Study. This study assesses well-being and examines challenges that youth face who were adopted through the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) adoption recruitment program as they transition to adulthood.