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Recent Publications

Journal Article: Better Futures: a Randomized Field Test of a Model for Supporting Young People in Foster Care with Mental Health Challenges to Participate in Higher Education Abstract

Journal Article: Meeting the Transition Needs of Urban American Indian/Alaska Native Youth through Culturally Based Services Abstract

Tip Booklet: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? PDF

Privacy Policy

Many people who use the web are understandably concerned about what information is collected on them and for what purpose. Here is our privacy policy: When visitors view our web pages, we automatically collect some basic information for two purposes: (1) to document visits for reporting purposes—since the RTC is a grant-funded organization, we must document website visits as part of our information dissemination activities; and (2) to further improve the website and make it more useful for visitors.

Automatically-Collected Information

The following information is automatically collected: (1) the IP address/hostname used to access our website, (2) date of the visit, and (3) the pages that were visited. The IP address under (1) is used only to generate an approximate count of visits. Most IP addresses are allocated dynamically or configured in such a way that they are not traceable to individual users, and at any rate we do not use this for any other purpose. No information such as names, computer characteristics, or computer content is collected. We do not sell or distribute any web visitor information.

Voluntary Information

Visitors may provide additional information on a voluntary basis. For example, signing up for our email list or our mailing list requires an email address and/or additional name and address information. Requests for publications also require the customary name and mailing information. This information is maintained in secure databases only for the stated purpose and is not used in any other way. We do not sell or distribute any email list, mailing list, or publications request information. The use of our Featured Discussions bulletin board is completely anonymous—users can use a screename or omit a name entirely—and no additional information is collected other than that which is voluntarily provided, e.g., the comment itself, when filling out the response or comment form.


Our Publications Request system uses "cookies." A cookie is a small file stored on your computer, and in our implementation, contains a single, randomly generated number. It allows the web server to keep track of publication requests as a visitor conducts different searches and/or surfs different pages. The cookie expires, that is, becomes inactive after a brief period of time and does *not* store or transmit any information about the visitor or visitor's computer.

Concerns or Questions

Contact John Ossowski with any general concerns or questions about our website privacy or Tyson Vanover concerning technical issues regarding our privacy policy.