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Announcements

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration

This campaign aims to prevent and reduce tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) young adults, ages 18-24, who are occasional smokers. As highlighted in a recent blog post describing the campaign, LGBT young adults in the United States are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
The White House

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2016
This contest encourages young people in grades K-12 to create and submit short films that fit the theme, “The World I Want to Live in.” Winners may have the chance to attend the festival at the White House. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This guide (PDF, 54 pages) provides information for colleges and universities to help remove barriers that can prevent people with criminal records from pursuing higher education. It also includes recommendations for how admissions practices can be modified to reflect a more holistic review of applicants. Learn more (PDF, 54 pages). 

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report illustrates the prevalence and trends of current use of seven tobacco products among middle and high school students in the United States between 2011 and 2015. The data show that in 2015, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product among this population. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education; Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center

This virtual toolkit helps state and local education agencies, emergency management agencies, school safety centers, and others who play a key role in school safety build capacity in emergency management and preparedness. It is divided into three sections:

  1. Develop high-quality emergency operations plans
  2. Engage youth and the school community
  3. Connect with other emergency management practitioners

Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This report (PDF, 44 pages) reviews trends in elementary and secondary school educators’ diversity, and examines the teacher pipeline from enrollment in postsecondary education to entrance into the teaching workforce and beyond. Learn more (PDF, 44 pages). 

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics; Department of Education, National Center for Education Sciences

This report presents the most recent data on school crime and student safety. Topics covered include victimization at school, teacher injury, bullying and cyberbullying, school conditions, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and a special spotlight section on juveniles in residential placement facilities. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This request for reviewers invites qualified applicants to serve as grant reviewers for a range of FYSB programs benefiting youth and families. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

Application Deadline: July 11, 2016
This funding opportunity will fund projects that address human trafficking within the child welfare population. Projects should continue the development of child welfare systems’ response to human trafficking through infrastructure building and a multi-system approach with local law enforcement, juvenile justice, court systems, runaway and homeless youth programs, Children’s Justice Act grantees, child advocacy centers, and other necessary service providers. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Application Deadline: June 24, 2016
This funding opportunity (PDF, 38 pages) will support methodological work that will develop improved strategies to produce national estimates of children’s exposure to violence. Learn more (PDF, 38 pages). 

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Series, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Resource Center

This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This article highlights popular ED resources for educators related to a variety of topics, including equity, school climate, and special education. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This resource provides updated information about the many HIV prevention methods that are available. Users can personalize the content, access resources, and compare HIV risk associated with sex acts, risk factors, and prevention options. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This annual report (PDF, 64 pages) features information on the health of the nation, including data on health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. This edition also includes a special feature on racial and ethnic health disparities. Learn more (PDF, 64 pages). 

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report illustrates trends in suicide rates in the United States from 1999 to 2014. During this period, there was an increase in suicide rates for both males and females, and the increase in suicide rates for females was greatest for those aged 10–14. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

This guide (PDF, 233 pages) provides information for healthcare providers who conduct sexual abuse medical forensic examinations of prepubescent children, as well as agencies involved in community response to child sexual abuse. It addresses the health care needs of these children and the gathering of forensic evidence for potential use within the criminal justice and/or child protection systems. Learn more (PDF, 233 pages). 

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

This campaign provides resources to support the drunk driving prevention efforts for the upcoming 4th of July holiday, which is one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

This web page aims to help state, local, and tribal governments, as well as stakeholders responsible for the temporary care of children, integrate children’s disaster-related needs into preparedness, planning, response, and recovery efforts. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 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 a literature review that explores the potential mental health benefits and concerns of using narrative writing with youth and young adults. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

This report (PDF, 44 pages) describes OCR’s efforts during the last year to protect students’ civil rights and increase educational equity. The report includes examples of OCR’s enforcement activities, highlights of notable cases, and the guidance documents OCR released in 2015. Learn more (PDF, 44 pages).