Submission Deadline: August 20, 2016
This contest invites American Indian and Alaska Native youth, 15-24 years old, to submit photos that represent ways that they are showing their Native pride this summer. Submissions will be featured on weRnative.org and youth will be entered to win up to $150 (1st place), $100 (2nd place), or $75 (3rd place). Learn more.
This report (PDF, 16 pages) presents information from the 2013 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a biennial survey of public and private juvenile residential facilities. The data provide a detailed picture of youth in residential placement, including their age, gender, race, offenses, and adjudication status. Learn more (PDF, 16 pages).
This report (PDF, 97 pages) presents the findings of the Review Panel on Prison Rape. The Panel gathered information on the practices of selected correctional institutions that had either a low or a high prevalence of inmate sexual victimization and made recommendations that aim to help eliminate sexual victimization in prisons, jails, and juvenile correctional facilities. Learn more (PDF, 97 pages).
This slideshow highlights the six FYSB adulthood preparation subjects that grantees of the Personal Responsibility Education Program teach to help prepare young people for adulthood. The slideshow also addresses how other youth-serving professionals can incorporate these subjects into their programs. Learn more.
This article highlights a recent study which examined why teens talk with extended family members about sex and what they discuss. The results indicate that almost 60% of teens in the study talked with extended family members about sex, and youth who said they talked exclusively to extended family members about sex were more than twice as likely to have had sex. Learn more.
This fact sheet describes new steps to advance the White House Summer Opportunity Project to increase young people’s access to summer programming and employment. The project includes $21 million in grants to 11 communities to connect disadvantaged young people with jobs, as well as the launch of 16 Summer Impact Hubs, which are communities that will receive support to expand their summer jobs, meals, and violence reduction programs. Learn more.
Date: July 27, 2016, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will address the importance of creating strong, multi-system partnerships across juvenile justice, mental health, and schools to promote the wellbeing and success of students in rural communities. Presenters will highlight an example of an effective partnership in Williams County, Ohio, discuss effective strategies for the development and implementation of these partnerships, and share resources available to facilitate this work. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 6 pages), prepared by Jobs for the Future for ED, describes the stark consequences of youth unemployment, especially among youth of color, and provides an overview of “what works” for youth workforce development. It highlights critical strategies and best practices, exemplars, and additional resources to support local practitioners’ efforts to develop and implement workforce development programs for young people in their communities. Learn more (PDF, 6 pages).
These reports illustrate the findings of 41 rigorous evaluations conducted through the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. Two types of TPP grants were evaluated: 1) replications of evidence-based programs with new populations and/or new settings, and 2) research and demonstrations of new and innovative programs. The results from these evaluations can help local communities select and implement pregnancy prevention programs that are a good fit and likely to have the greatest impact. Learn more.
Date: September 26-30, 2016
This week-long, virtual event is a free opportunity for high school and college students, advisors, and counselors to learn more about careers in the health professions. Participants can attend one of two virtual fairs, participate in an online treasure hunt, and talk directly with practitioners in their career of interest. Learn more.
This toolkit (PDF, 66 pages) includes tips and resources to help current and former foster youth as they transition to adulthood and pursue college and career opportunities. It provides information on important topics like finding a job, managing money, and securing housing. Learn more (PDF, 66 pages).