This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities. Articles include coverage of important decreases in homelessness and the 2017 Point in Time Count, free online training on Pathways to Adulthood, and a free tool to assess LGBTQ inclusiveness in homeless youth-serving agencies. Learn more.
This toolkit includes 10 free training modules for service providers who work with youth and young adults, ages 14-29, who have mental health challenges, and their families. Developed by the Pathways Transition Training Partnership and the Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, this training can enhance service providers’ skills to engage with young people, collaborate with families, and work with the agencies and systems in which young people are involved. Learn more.
This report provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and provides historical context with overall estimates of homeschooling in the U.S. since 1999. It also describes demographics of homeschoolers, reasons parents choose homeschooling, and parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects children have been taught since starting homeschooling. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 94 pages) provides key data that illustrate the educational inequities and opportunity gaps that continue to exist for students of color and low-income students in accessing and completing a quality postsecondary education. It also highlights the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote diversity in institutions of higher education, and provides recommendations for states, colleges, and universities to promote higher education access and inclusion for all students. Learn more (PDF, 94 pages).
This report (PDF, 60 pages) addresses the lack of access to qualified defense counsel for youth throughout the juvenile justice process. Developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center, the report provides recommendations to ensure youth have access to effective juvenile defense, illustrates racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile court, and highlights successful programs and practices that are improving youth access to counsel. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages).
This report reviews what is known about substance misuse and suggests how stakeholders can use this knowledge to address substance misuse and related health consequences. The final chapter of the report presents a vision for the future, including implications for policy and practice and specific recommendations for key stakeholder groups. Learn more.
This resource, intended for the public and professionals working in tobacco use prevention and cessation, provides estimates of the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults in the U.S. in 2014. It includes information on the prevalence of cigarette smoking by race/ethnicity, sex, age, education, and poverty status, as well as among specific populations, such as people with disabilities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people; and people with HIV. Learn more.
This virtual module guides colleges and universities in creating comprehensive approaches to suicide prevention. Developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, it includes step-by-step guidance, activities, worksheets, and examples to help campuses set goals, plan, and implement effective suicide prevention programs and trainings. Learn more.
This toolkit provides communication resources such as flyers, presentations, newsletter articles, and social media posts that schools can use to educate and engage staff and parents in school wellness. Many of the tools can be tailored to represent Local School Wellness Policy activities. Learn more.
This report summarizes changes between the 1998-99 and the 2012-13 academic years in the average age of public school structures, satisfaction ratings of the environmental quality of school facilities, the cost to get school buildings into good overall condition, and short-range plans to improve school facilities. Learn more.
This report provides information on international students studying at higher education institutions in the U.S. and students from the U.S. studying abroad. Developed by the Institute of International Education, the report shows the number of international students at colleges and universities in the U.S. increased by 7% to a record high of 1,043,839 in the 2015-16 academic year, while U.S. students studying abroad increased by 3% to 313,415 students in the 2014-15 academic year. Learn more.
This data set provides information on program-level outcomes of college students preparing for gainful employment that can be used by prospective students and their families to weigh their options. Overall, the data show graduates of career training programs at public institutions generally fare better than those of comparable programs at for-profit colleges, earning higher salaries and being more prepared to enter higher earning fields. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 132 pages) for organizations and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities features a summary of the burden of motor vehicle crash injury and death among the AI/AN community. It also provides recommended strategies, with examples from Indian Country, to increase seat belt use, increase child safety seat use, and reduce alcohol-impaired driving. Learn more (PDF, 132 pages).
This report describes a study which analyzed data from 10 states and the District of Columbia that used the adverse childhood experiences (ACE) module in the 2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System to examine the association between ACEs and adult education, employment, and income. Compared to participants with no ACEs, those with higher ACE scores were more likely to report high school non-completion, unemployment, and living in a household below the federal poverty level. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 98 pages) provides point-in time estimates of both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness on a single night, as well as estimates of the number of people experiencing homelessness within particular populations and demographics. The report shows that 549,928 people experienced homelessness on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14% since 2010. Learn more (PDF, 98 pages).