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Announcements

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:

Submission Deadline: August 20, 2016
This contest invites American Indian and Alaska Native youth, 15-24 years old, to submit photos that represent ways that they are showing their Native pride this summer. Submissions will be featured on weRnative.org and youth will be entered to win up to $150 (1st place), $100 (2nd place), or $75 (3rd place). 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.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
The White House and Department of Labor

This fact sheet describes new steps to advance the White House Summer Opportunity Project to increase young people’s access to summer programming and employment. The project includes $21 million in grants to 11 communities to connect disadvantaged young people with jobs, as well as the launch of 16 Summer Impact Hubs, which are communities that will receive support to expand their summer jobs, meals, and violence reduction programs. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

Nomination Deadline: July 31, 2016
This program requests nominations of public safety officers who have gone above the call of duty and exhibited courage, decisiveness, and swift action in the attempt to save or protect human life. Learn more.

Posted: July 25, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch; Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, the National Center for Mental Health Promoti

Date: July 27, 2016, 3-4:30 p.m. EDT
This webinar will address the importance of creating strong, multi-system partnerships across juvenile justice, mental health, and schools to promote the wellbeing and success of students in rural communities. Presenters will highlight an example of an effective partnership in Williams County, Ohio, discuss effective strategies for the development and implementation of these partnerships, and share resources available to facilitate this work. Learn more.

Posted: July 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This resource (PDF, 6 pages), prepared by Jobs for the Future for ED, describes the stark consequences of youth unemployment, especially among youth of color, and provides an overview of “what works” for youth workforce development. It highlights critical strategies and best practices, exemplars, and additional resources to support local practitioners’ efforts to develop and implement workforce development programs for young people in their communities. Learn more (PDF, 6 pages).

Posted: July 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

These reports illustrate the findings of 41 rigorous evaluations conducted through the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. Two types of TPP grants were evaluated: 1) replications of evidence-based programs with new populations and/or new settings, and 2) research and demonstrations of new and innovative programs. The results from these evaluations can help local communities select and implement pregnancy prevention programs that are a good fit and likely to have the greatest impact. Learn more.

Posted: July 20, 2016
Agencies & Departments:

Date: September 26-30, 2016
This week-long, virtual event is a free opportunity for high school and college students, advisors, and counselors to learn more about careers in the health professions. Participants can attend one of two virtual fairs, participate in an online treasure hunt, and talk directly with practitioners in their career of interest. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

This slideshow features free apps that can help youth avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. It includes a brief description of each app and a link to where it can be downloaded. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and Transportation

This toolkit (PDF, 66 pages) includes tips and resources to help current and former foster youth as they transition to adulthood and pursue college and career opportunities. It provides information on important topics like finding a job, managing money, and securing housing. Learn more (PDF, 66 pages). 

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety

This website helps parents teach their teens to be safe drivers. The site includes information about state drivers licensing requirements and common safety problems new drivers face, as well as ideas for laying ground rules for novice drivers. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
General Services Administration

This blog post describes the re-envisioning of Kids.gov, a project which aims to improve the site to better suit the public’s needs. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report is the first-ever nationally-representative assessment of technology and engineering literacy among eighth-grade students. According to the data, half of all students reported using a computer to create, edit, or organize digital media in the last month. Learn more.