Announcements

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This helpline provides accessible safety planning, crisis counseling, and culturally relevant referrals for Native survivors of domestic and dating violence. Developed by FYSB’s Family Youth Prevention and Services Program, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, this hotline is the first to provide culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service specifically for Native American survivors. The helpline is 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) and is operational 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

This report from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides state-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System on reports of abuse and neglect made to child protective services (CPS) agencies, the children involved, types of maltreatment, CPS responses, child and caregiver risk factors, services, and perpetrators. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth and Families; Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This report (PDF, 21 pages) highlights the nexus between domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking. Developed by FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) and the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, the report shares information and recommendations from a roundtable hosted by FVPSA. The roundtable addressed models and strategies to deliver survivor-centered, trauma-informed services, policies that sustain coordination, and capacity building across federal, state, national, and local agencies and systems. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

This resource (PDF, 4 pages) includes questions that can help communities assess their progress toward USICH’s benchmarks for reaching the goal of ending youth homelessness. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This technical assistance brief provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. Prepared by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the brief also includes a self-assessment tool and descriptions of two juvenile drug treatment courts that demonstrate a strong commitment to family engagement. Professionals working in juvenile drug treatment courts can use this brief to assess their current levels of family engagement and enhance their efforts to engage families. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

This toolkit describes evidence-based and promising models that span the HIV care continuum, as well as ideas for identifying and adapting interventions for people at risk for and living with HIV in rural communities. Developed by HRSA’s Rural Health Information Hub, this toolkit can help organizations in rural communities learn how to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain rural HIV/AIDS programs. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

These profiles describe the programs of 25 PAF grantees working in 17 states and with two tribes. Communities can use this information to evaluate what strategies may be successful in their settings. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website guides local leaders and stakeholders through the process of establishing a School Responder Mode (SRM), a behavioral health response to school infractions that provides an alternative to exclusionary school discipline and justice system referral. Launched by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, this site outlines key steps in setting up a successful SRM and provides tools and resources to implement an SRM and gauge its progress. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This report (PDF, 18 pages) by NORC at the University of Chicago describes a study that measured the nature and scope of teen dating violence, including who perpetrates such violence and who has been victimized. The study found that approximately two thirds of youth who were in a relationship, or had been in one in the past year, reported they had been victimized (69%) or perpetrated violence (63%). Learn more (PDF, 18 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This fact sheet describes the specific bullying prevention needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities and highlights effective school-based anti-bullying prevention strategies for this population. Developed by SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center, school professionals who work with youth in Indian Country can use this fact sheet to prevent, address, and respond to bullying through culture-based interventions. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This policy guidance (PDF, 13 pages) describes some of the unmet challenges that system-involved youth and their families may face, and explores the potential impact of their engagement on the outcomes for youth at all points in the juvenile justice system. The guidance also describes OJJDP’s commitment to strengthening partnerships to effectively engage youth and their families and offers focus areas for states, tribes, and communities. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

This update to CDC’s Dating Matters online training helps professionals working in the injury and violence prevention field learn about evaluating teen dating violence policies, how they impact the problem, and how to use findings to inform and strengthen public health efforts. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guide (PDF, 3 pages) describes the role of an educator in responding to disclosures from students about sexual abuse in the school setting. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this guide can help educators understand the responsibility to report abuse and support students, the consequences of inappropriate responses, how to support other students, and how to respond to the media. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Division of Youth

These lists of technical assistance resources help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders, and partners get prepared to successfully implement high-quality summer youth employment programs. Housed on ETA’s Youth Summer Jobs Community of Practice, these resources come from various entities, but the lessons learned are relevant to any program and can be used to enhance a summer youth employment program. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

Submission Deadline: May 8, 2017
This solicitation intends to promote multidisciplinary research in the area of safety, health, and wellness for the criminal justice community and has three distinct categories. Applicants should note that each category seeks to improve health and wellness in specific populations using different researcher strategies and goals. Category 1 seeks applicants using behavioral, psychological, and physiological measures related to mental and physical health. Category 2 seeks applicants studying the impact of the criminal justice system on families and child development. Category 3 seeks to address policy related to courts and the criminal justice system. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans

Application Deadline: May 22, 2017
This funding opportunity will focus on the implementation of comprehensive, culturally-appropriate community programs that promote Native youth resiliency, capacity building, and leadership. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: Second Tuesday of Each Month, 1 p.m. ET
These monthly events allow Facebook users to ask CDC experts questions about concussion and brain injury safety among children and teens. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

Event Dates: April 1-30, 2017
This website highlights National Child Abuse Prevention Month, an annual observance dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. Developed by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, this website features resources and publications that can support communities’ work with children and families, as well as free tools to enhance Child Abuse Prevention Month promotional, outreach, and social media activities. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development

This resource provides specific criteria and benchmarks for ending unaccompanied youth homelessness. Communities can use this resource to reduce the number of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness and build lasting solutions to respond to future needs. Learn more.

Posted: March 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This literature review (PDF, 13 pages) provides an overview of child labor trafficking, including estimates of rates of trafficking, characteristics of survivors, anti-trafficking legislation, theoretical perspectives, and outcome evidence on prevention, prosecution, and treatment approaches. Released as part of OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide, this review can help policymakers and social service agencies as they respond to child labor trafficking issues and the needs of survivors. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages)