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Announcements

Posted: August 29, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Federal Interagency Reentry Council

This report (PDF, 108 pages) highlights the achievements and future goals of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, a collaboration of more than 20 agencies that works to develop and advance innovative approaches to give individuals leaving the criminal justice system meaningful access to opportunities to get their lives back on track. The report also features links to multiple resources related to reentry, employment, healthcare, children of incarcerated parents, special populations, and collateral consequences. Learn more (PDF, 108 pages).

Posted: August 23, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing Urban Development, Justice, and Labor; Corporation for National and Community Service; Institute for Museum and Library Services

Application Deadline: October 31, 2016
State, local, and tribal communities are invited to apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3) to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieving better outcomes for youth who are disconnected or at risk of becoming disconnected from critical social institutions and supports. This third round of pilots offers up to 10 communities the opportunity to propose bold new ideas for how they would use P3 flexibility to transform the way they deliver services and improve outcomes for their disconnected youth. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

These resources can help professionals who serve young fathers and their families to reach and engage more young fathers; influence research, practice, and policy to better address the needs of this population; and improve the lives of young fathers and their families:

  1. Recruiting Young Fathers: Five Things to Know (PDF, 2 pages)
  2. Retaining Young Fathers: Five Things to Know (PDF, 2 pages)
  3. Serving Young Fathers: Important Things to Know and How They Make a Difference (PDF, 5 pages)
  4. Serving Young Fathers: An Assessment and Checklist for Grantee Organizations (PDF, 11 pages)
  5. Serving Young Fathers: A Workbook of Activities (PDF, 10 pages)

Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 7 pages) presents facts about substance use among college students, ages 18 to 22, using combined data from the 2011 to 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. According to the report, more than one-third of college students engaged in binge drinking, and about one in five used an illicit drug in the last month. Learn more (PDF, 7 pages). 

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This resource highlights ED’s efforts to foster socioeconomic diversity in schools and narrow opportunity gaps for students. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

This report (PDF, 13 pages) offers a first look at the 2013-14 Civil Rights Data Collection, a survey of all public schools and school districts in the United States that highlights data related to equity and opportunity gaps in public schools. The data show disparities exist for students of color, students whose first language is not English, and students with disabilities when it comes to discipline, early learning, college and career readiness, and absenteeism. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages). 

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This microsite features national data on chronic absenteeism, including the characteristics of chronically absent students, the grade levels in which chronic absenteeism tends to occur, and how chronic absenteeism compares community-by-community and state-by-state. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway

This webpage provides a list of resources for parenting teens, their families, and professionals who work with them. It also features state and local examples of programs for teen parents. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway

This webpage features a list of resources related to child abuse prevention, protecting children from risk of abuse, and strengthening families. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This resource includes the recommended immunization schedule for preteens and teens, ages 7-18. It is also available to display on other organizations’ websites. Learn more.

Posted: August 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service

This resource identifies the final nine designations of the President’s Promise Zone initiative. Promise Zones are high poverty areas selected to work with the federal government to improve local job and economic growth, bolster educational opportunities, and reduce crime. Learn more.

Posted: August 9, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Application Deadline: October 3, 2016
This position provides the opportunity for up to eight qualified, diverse college students to serve as facilitators for the 2017 National 4-H Conference, to be held March 25-30, 2017, in the Washington, DC, area. Facilitators will serve a major role at the Conference as group facilitators for these high school youth roundtables, guiding the development and presentation of the briefings. Facilitators can earn college credit and will have their conference expenses covered. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This campaign provides information about breast cancer to women younger than age 45. The campaign shares real stories of young women affected by cancer, describes risk factors and symptoms, and illustrates how women can learn about their personal risk of cancer at a young age. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

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).

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights

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). 

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
General Services Administration

This resource provides information, tips, and useful links to families who have experienced a suicide attempt to assist in getting appropriate help and to foster resiliency. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

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.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

This issue brief reviews the eligibility pathways for youth in foster care to receive Medicaid or other health-care coverage. It also examines some of the newer benefits now mandated through the Affordable Care Act, especially those for older youth in, or formerly in, foster care. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

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.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This resource describes the legal issues homeless youth may face and how organizations can help them access assistance to prevent those issues from negatively impacting their future. Learn more.