This webinar provides an overview of facility-wide multi-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ (PBIS) theoretical foundation, as well as key aspects of evidence-based best practices, data-driven decision-making, lessons learned, and implications for high-quality implementation of Tier I and Tier II interventions and supports. It also features youth sharing their personal experiences with PBIS in a juvenile justice setting. Learn more.
This report highlights obstacles faced by homeless youth and youth who have been in foster care in securing financial aid for college. The report includes six recommendations to improve access to financial assistance for these youth, including centralizing college information and considering legislative proposals to simplify federal requirements. Learn more.
This website disseminates research and information related to supporting strong fathers and families. Resources available on the site include the Responsible Fatherhood Toolkit, the DadTalk blog, videos, and other resources that address a variety of topics including fatherhood and child well-being, absent and unwed fathers, teenage fathers, and more. Learn more.
This website provides resources and information related to HUD programs, including newly added partnership-building resources for communities in their efforts to end youth homelessness. This blog post from the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth highlights some of the resources that are useful for advocates and service providers. Learn more.
This article (PDF, 3 pages) discusses the effect of alcohol on academic performance, retention, and college graduation. It also describes evidence-based strategies college and universities can use to address high-risk drinking and shares what some institutions are doing to prevent risky alcohol use and promote healthy decision making. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).
This study analyzed national and state-level data to determine the proportion of drivers aged 16 or 17 years involved in fatal crashes who crashed at night. The report describes the night driving restriction, estimates how many people drive at night, and describes their involvement in fatal nighttime crashes. Learn more.
This campaign aims to inspire all Americans to accelerate their journey to leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Developed in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, the #0to60 website and app feature tools, tips, and resources that can help users start manage a healthier diet and exercise regularly. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 36 pages) provides a summary of the recent online event “YouthACT Transition Truths,” which provided an opportunity for youth with disabilities, as well as allies of the disability community, to virtually share ideas about the strategies and supports that can help young people with disabilities successfully transition to adulthood. Learn more (PDF, 36 pages).
This interim guidance addresses concerns about the risk for Zika virus infections in schools, provides recommendations for prevention measures schools can take to reduce the potential risk for Zika transmission on school premises and among students, and shares information on responding to a confirmed case of Zika virus. Learn more.
This report presents estimates of nonfatal violence victimizations committed by adolescents during 2004-13 and compares the characteristics of victimizations committed by adolescents acting alone and with other young people. The data show adolescent offenders committed 22% of all violent victimizations during this period, and more violent victimizations were committed by adolescents who acted alone than those who acted with co-offenders. Learn more.
This fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages) describes the negative impact of family homelessness on children’s health, education, and well-being. It also illustrates current federal investments and initiatives that aim to end family homelessness by lifting households out of poverty and supporting early educational success. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).
This decision-support tool presents key findings from a review of current research on the non-medical use of prescription drugs. It presents a summary of risk and protective factors associated with prescription drug misuse, as well as programs and strategies shown to be effective in addressing these factors. Learn more.