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Announcements

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), NCTSN Youth Task Force

This Twitter chat serves as a follow-up from the 2016 NCTSN All Network Conference Opening Plenary and is focused on continuing the conversation on transition age youth. Follow the NCTSN Youth Task Force on Twitter — @NCTSNYouthTF — and join the event with the hashtag #NCTSNTAY. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau

This issue of the Children’s Express monthly newsletter highlights the 2016 National Foster Care Month initiative, one youth's foster care story, a brief on promoting normalcy for youth in care, a study examining public resources and policies addressing homelessness among youth aging out of care, and more. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau; Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home. It also includes resources to help families during and after reunification. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

This article provides background on the stories shared in the National Foster Care Month website’s real-life video series by children, youth, and families affected by foster care. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

These PSA videos were developed to help people better understand child traumatic stress and the importance of support in a child’s recovery. There are two versions, and both are available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress. This infographic can be downloaded as a whole or by the three key subject areas and will also be available for Spanish-speaking audiences later in 2016. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

Application Deadline: June 7, 2016
This program aims to establish three collaborative research hubs to increase the reach and research base for effective, culturally relevant, preventive interventions that will increase resilience and reduce suicide in tribal or urban Indian communities. The goal of this program is to develop and test preventive strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
This program aims to address the needs of rural Americans by providing individual and family health education programs. For the first time, USDA encourages applicants to develop projects that specifically work to educate the public about opioid abuse and overdose, but will also consider projects that target other health outcomes. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
This initiative (PDF, 36 pages) provides funding to assist planning grantees in the development of statewide juvenile justice reform strategic plans and direct training and technical assistance (TTA) to states as they develop their strategic plans. Learn more (PDF, 36 pages). 

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institutes of Justice

Application Deadline: May 27, 2016
This initiative (PDF, 41 pages) funds rigorous research to produce practical knowledge that can improve the safety of schools and students. It is carried out through partnerships between researchers, educators, and other stakeholders, including law enforcement, behavioral and mental health professionals, courts, and other justice system professionals. Learn more (PDF, 41 pages). 

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Application Deadline: May 25, 2016
This program (PDF, 34 pages) aims to strengthen and expand the use of community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement and minimize approaches based solely on control and deterrence in favor of individualized treatment and services. Learn more (PDF, 34 pages). 

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

This website provides teachers and other educators with high-quality drug-related lesson plans, multimedia classroom activities, statistics, and infographics. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service; New York Academy of Sciences; Afterschool Alliance and the STEM Funders Network

This expansion of STEM AmeriCorps includes two new programs that will foster STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) mentoring opportunities for young people. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This process will proactively identify and assist federal student loan borrowers with disabilities who may be eligible for Total and Permanent Disability loan discharge. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

In 2016, this observance week joined teens, scientists, and drug education advocates for more than 2,000 events across all 50 states and 10 countries around the world. The next Drug and Alcohol Facts Week will be held January 23-29, 2017. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This event was part of ED’s broader efforts to support states in closing persistent nationwide “equity gaps” in access to great teachers. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Application Deadline: June 6, 2016
This program will fund local health departments in communities with high rates of violence to implement the best available strategies to prevent youth violence and teen dating violence and address shared risk and protective factors for multiple forms of violence. Learn more.

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Application Deadline: June 2, 2016
This cooperative agreement (PDF, 33 pages) will allow the awardee to operate and manage the National Reentry Resource Center and serve as the training and technical assistance provider for all Second Chance Act program grantees awarded funds by BJA and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, among other deliverables. Learn more (PDF, 33 pages). 

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
The funding opportunity (PDF, 31 pages) will allow the awardee to develop and expand the OJJDP National Mentoring Resource Center, which will provide comprehensive mentoring resources, references, and training materials, as well as advance the implementation of evidence and research-based mentoring practices. Learn more (PDF, 31 pages). 

Posted: May 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Application Deadline: May 31, 2016
This demonstration program (PDF, 27 pages) will provide resources for state, tribal, local, municipal, and community organizations to develop, strengthen, and implement emergency preparedness plans for juvenile justice facilities. Learn more (PDF, 27 pages).