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.
Application Deadline: January 18, 2017
CNCS seeks program models that create, support, and initiate activities that provide opportunities for law enforcement and community members to become constructively engaged in building or re building public spaces and opportunities for constructive dialogue via sports and community team building such as block watch organizations. Some examples are summer programming or engaging communities that are part of The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and programs that are developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, such as programs that engage youth between the ages of 14-21 living in high crime areas of the city who have been identified as “leaders” in good and/or bad ways. The youth are paired with School Resources Officers who meet with them several times during a 10-week program period to engage them in a variety of leadership building exercises i.e., camping, rafting, community cleanup and much more. 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.
The TPP Replication Study tests whether three evidence-based program models previously shown to be effective in a single study demonstrate effectiveness when implemented with fidelity by Office of Adolescent Health grantees. Study documents include:
- Study Overview and Baseline Profiles
This overview provides a summary of the TPP study design and a snapshot of the nine grantees.
- Impact Design and Implementation Design Study Reports
The Impact Design report describes the experimental study design and methods for the impact study, and the Implementation Study Design report describes the methods for the study, examining the implementation of the intervention at each study site.
This report (PDF, 157 pages) uses data from a longitudinal impact study to illustrate the experiences of 1,482 incarcerated fathers and their intimate or coparenting partners. The report includes information about the fathers’ and partners’ lives before incarceration, health and wellbeing during the incarceration, expectations for reentry, relationship quality, parenting, and family contact. Learn more (PDF, 157 pages).
This report (PDF, 108 pages) highlights the achievements and future goals of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, a collaboration of more than 20 agencies that works to develop and advance innovative approaches to give individuals leaving the criminal justice system meaningful access to opportunities to get their lives back on track. The report also features links to multiple resources related to reentry, employment, healthcare, children of incarcerated parents, special populations, and collateral consequences. Learn more (PDF, 108 pages).
This report includes a review of prevalence estimates for campus sexual assault in the United States published between January 2000 and February 2015. Results show that estimates of rape varied widely, largely due to differences in measurement and definitions of sexual assault among studies. Learn more.
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.
On July 13, 2016, President Obama hosted an event at the White House featuring civil rights activists, members of law enforcement, academics, mayors, and everyday Americans sharing their perspectives on how to address racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Citizens are invited to share their personal stories and ideas on how to promote safety and justice for all. Submissions may be featured on WhiteHouse.gov or on White House social media channels. Learn more.
These resources can help professionals who serve young fathers and their families to reach and engage more young fathers; influence research, practice, and policy to better address the needs of this population; and improve the lives of young fathers and their families:
- Recruiting Young Fathers: Five Things to Know (PDF, 2 pages)
- Retaining Young Fathers: Five Things to Know (PDF, 2 pages)
- Serving Young Fathers: Important Things to Know and How They Make a Difference (PDF, 5 pages)
- Serving Young Fathers: An Assessment and Checklist for Grantee Organizations (PDF, 11 pages)
- Serving Young Fathers: A Workbook of Activities (PDF, 10 pages)
This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home. It also includes resources to help families during and after reunification. Learn more.