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Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:

This new YE4C blog post introduces youth to 4-H, a United State Department of Agriculture program delivered by a national community of professionals that provides young people with hands-on projects in areas such as health, science, agriculture, and citizenship. The post describes how youth can get involved with 4-H and projects that members can work on. It also features a video highlighting one young person’s experience working with 4-H. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This groundbreaking, four-part video series highlights the story of Justin Mesteth, an 18-year-old Native American student on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The series highlights Justin’s journey to college and the adults in his life who helped him succeed. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

This report describes the findings from an evaluation of a judicially-led collaborative model to reduce referrals of youth to juvenile courts for school-based behaviors and disciplinary infractions. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This webpage features an interview with the point person on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer, intersex, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQI-GNC) issues at OJJDP. It includes information about the unique challenges LGBTQI-GNC youth face, why a disproportionate number of these youth end up in the juvenile justice system, what the federal government is doing to meet the needs of these youth, and ideas for how youth-serving professionals can better understand and work with this population. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Defense

This website provides information on the Safe and Sound Campaign to connect military parents, service providers, and leaders to resources on parenting skills and child abuse and neglect prevention. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report assesses vaccination coverage among adolescents, aged 13-17 years, by analyzing data from the 2015 National Immunization Survey-Teen. HPV vaccination increased among both males and females, but HPV vaccination coverage remained lower compared to the rates of other vaccinations. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This study aims to understand the health-related behaviors that contribute to negative health outcomes among sexual minority youth and how the prevalence of these behaviors compares with that of nonsexual minorities. Data came from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which for the first time included questions about sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts. The report found that sexual minority youth experienced substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying, and were at increased risk for suicide. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

This guidebook series helps Continuum of Care stakeholders and practitioners engage partners in efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness. The series includes three guidebooks, including System Planning, Mainstream System Collaboration, and Promising Program Models. Learn more.

Posted: November 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

This annual event links students with scientist and other experts to help young people obtain trustworthy information about drugs and alcohol, as well as counteract the myths they are exposed to from the media and friends. Local groups and schools are encouraged to register their events so they can be included in the online event map, connect with NIDA staff, and access resources. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program

This website provides an interactive platform for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program grantees, partners, and stakeholders to learn, connect, and create materials to increase the visibility and impact of their efforts to prevent teen pregnancy. The site also features resources like tips sheets and podcasts, stories from grantees, and information about evidence-based approaches for local communities. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

This comprehensive framework (PDF, 8 pages) describes the seven components of the school nutrition environment and the role schools play in implementing it. It also includes a list of online resources schools can use to create a healthy school nutrition environment. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages). 

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report uses data from the 2012-2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health to explore how full-time college students differ from their peers in their use of and attitudes toward drugs and alcohol. The data show while full-time college students were more likely to be alcohol drinkers than others their age, same-aged young adults who were not full-time college students were more likely to be cigarette users. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This campaign includes a series of public service announcements about the impact of chronic absenteeism and a website with information and resources to help parents ensure their children attend school each day. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

This website features resources related to social media’s role in emergency management, including a free online course, informational videos, and a literature review of current research and tools. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

This webpage features English- and Spanish-language resource guides to help connect food insecure families to food assistance resources. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This video features Michael Davis, Director of Public Safety at Northeastern University, describing the concept of procedural justice and how it can be integrated into policing operations to improve community relations and address crime challenges. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This report (PDF, 87 pages) presents findings of an environmental scan that identified programs addressing the developmental needs of young adults involved in the criminal justice system. It also discusses legislation with provisions sensitive to the developmental level and maturation of justice-involved young adults. Learn more (PDF, 87 pages).

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

This website features federal resources regarding religious discrimination, as well as policy guidance and examples of OCR case resolutions involving religious discrimination claims. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report describes a study that examined the extent to which state governments conduct child body mass index (BMI) surveillance. The findings show that only 14 states collect child BMI data in a manner consistent with standard definitions of public health surveillance. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report illustrates the percentage of births among teens that were preterm, organized by race and ethnicity. Preterm births declined for each racial/ethnic group, except among non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens, where the change was not significant. In 2014, the percentage of births that were preterm was higher among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens than among other groups. Learn more.