This report highlights recent data that show, from 2007 to 2014, the preterm birth rate decreased for all age groups, and the overall birth rate for teens and women aged 20-24 years also decreased. The changing distribution of maternal age might indicate success of programs to prevent teen and unintended pregnancies. Learn more.
This program provides lessons and classroom resources that teachers can use to educate middle and high school students about how prescription drugs and heroin affect the brain and body. Developed by the DEA and Discovery Education, it also includes a toolkit to help families continue these important conversations at home. Learn more.
This free app serves as a digital child ID kit that lets parents save children’s information, including photos and digital fingerprint images, to help law enforcement in the case of an emergency. The app, developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, also includes a search feature for current missing children and the latest news, media, and child safety tips. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 3 pages) serves as a framework to help tribes interested in creating or enhancing their own codes that focus on juvenile justice. This model code encourages the use of alternatives to detention and confinement while focusing on community-based, multi-disciplinary responses to juvenile delinquency, truancy, and child-in-need services. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).
This toolkit includes evidence- and research-based practices, tools, and resources that educators, families, facilities, and community agencies can use to better support and improve the long-term outcomes for youth with disabilities in juvenile correctional facilities. The toolkit focuses on four key areas identified as part of an OSEP-sponsored focus group series on juvenile corrections: facility-wide practices, educational practices, transition and re-entry practices, and community and interagency practices. Learn more.
Submission Deadline: March 10, 2017
This contest (PDF, 1 page) encourages students (specifically high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, medical residents, and recent post-doctoral fellows) to submit papers relevant to the prevention, screening, surveillance, and/or population-based intervention of chronic diseases. The winning manuscript will be chosen by the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and recognized on the Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) website and in the September 2017 issue of PCD. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).
Don’t lose your quick links to this website! Findyouthinfo.gov is now youth.gov, and the automatic redirects will expire January 31, 2017. Please update your links and bookmarks to the new URL (youth.gov) today!
This report to Congress responds to recommendations for HHS contained in the March 2016 final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. It identifies areas in which the vision of HHS specifically overlaps with the Commission's recommendations and responds briefly to each of the individual recommendations that affect HHS. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 188 pages) examines the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. It features data on multiple indicators, including demographics of students, enrollment, achievement, student behaviors, high school completion, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education. Learn more (PDF, 188 pages).
This webinar provides an overview of facility-wide multi-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ (PBIS) theoretical foundation, as well as key aspects of evidence-based best practices, data-driven decision-making, lessons learned, and implications for high-quality implementation of Tier I and Tier II interventions and supports. It also features youth sharing their personal experiences with PBIS in a juvenile justice setting. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 6 pages) 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).
- National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
Two new National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence prevention will work with local health departments and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate youth violence prevention strategies in high-risk neighborhoods.
- Evaluating Practice-Based Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Approaches from CDC’s Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Programs
Five new awards will evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies being implemented by, or planned for implementation with, CDC’s RPE Programs to prevent the perpetration of sexual violence.
- Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
Three new research awards will evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs that provide economic and other support to high-risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.
This website provides a systematic review of teen pregnancy prevention literature and identifies effective programs that reduce teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. Users can access a database of studies and learn more about programs that might be a good fit in their communities. Learn more.
This brief (PDF, 9 pages) uses data collected for the Family Options Study of families in emergency shelters to examine the well-being of adolescents who stayed in the shelters 20 months following their experience. Adolescents who were recently homeless were found to have changed schools or missed school more frequently, which was associated with lower grades and motivation, and were shown to have more behavior problems than their peers nationally. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages).
This fact sheet explores eligibility for health care coverage for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The fact sheet also provides information on subpopulations of youth who are likely to be eligible for health care coverage, which services are covered, and how to enroll. In addition, the fact sheet includes Medicaid and CHIP income eligibility levels for each state. Learn more.
This brief (PDF, 14 pages) summarizes the findings from a recent update to an ongoing systematic review of research on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs. The update covers research published or released from July 2014 through August 2015. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).
This brief uses data from the Multi-site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering to examine several aspects of fathers’ relationships with their children after their release from incarceration, including residential arrangements, financial support, and the quality of the relationships the fathers reported having with their children. Learn more.