Announcements

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s “Leaders Talk about Health Literacy” web page features information from HHS leaders that can guide offices in developing and promoting health literacy guidelines and principles that align with the goals and strategies of the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Departments of Education and Justice

The English Learner (EL) Toolkit helps state and local education agencies help ELs by fulfilling their obligations under state law. The Toolkit has 10 chapters, one for each section of the Dear Colleague Letter (PDF, 40 pages) that outlines these obligations, and contains an overview, sample tools, and resources. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education; National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk (NDTAC)

NDTAC released this tip sheet providing an overview of relevant federal offices and programs, as well as data sources, that can be used to support state- and local-level decision-making and planning efforts of programs for youth who are neglected or delinquent. It also offers key questions that program administrators and practitioners can use to dig deeper into federal datasets and initiatives. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

NCSCW offers free online tutorials for a wide variety of professionals related to substance abuse disorders, treatment, and recovery. NCSACW requires users to register online before access these courses:
1. Understanding Child Welfare and the Dependency Court: A Guide for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals
2. Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals
3. Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment, and Family Recovery: A Guide for Legal Professionals
Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC researchers analyzed school-level implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s school nutrition standards, specifically on practices related to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and sodium. Results show almost all schools offer whole grain foods, vegetables, and fruits during the school day, and the percentage of schools making efforts to increase the availability of these foods and decrease sodium increased from 2000 to 2014. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

This report (PDF, 29 pages) highlights the condition of Hispanic girls and women in the United States and their participation in areas such as education, health, labor, housing, and politics. Learn more (PDF, 29 pages).

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC released the 2014 Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) data. The BRFSS is a state-based surveillance system that uses survey phone calls to collect information on risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access for adults 18 and older. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA released a series of behavioral health barometers presenting data for each of the 10 HHS regions of the United States. Each report uses data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health related to youth and adult mental health and substance use and treatment. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
National Science Foundation

Application Deadline: Multiple
This program provides awards to tribal colleges and universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education, research, and outreach. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
General Services Administration

This article explains two kinds of scams: phishing, occurring through fraudulent e-mails that ask the recipient to verify personal information, and vishing, in which a scammer may make contact over the phone to request this information. It also provides tips for what those who think they may be a victim of one of these scams can do. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:

We R Native released a video highlighting the lived experience of tribal youth in order to raise awareness about suicide prevention and to encourage young people to seek help if they need it. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

At a town hall at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, student body president Russhaun Johnson, whose mother was incarcerated during his high school career, described how education has empowered him. Johnson then introduced President Obama who discussed college access and affordability. Learn more.

Posted: February 26, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Of the many resources available on LGBT topics, which ones are truly reliable? Share this YE4C blog post, which provides resources about several LGBT topics such as key terms, issues especially affecting LGBT youth, how to be an ally, and how to get involved in your community! Learn more.

Posted: February 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
StopBullying.gov

StopBullying.gov’s Bullying Prevention Continuing Education Training Course is now available. This self-directed training includes the latest research and best practices in bullying prevention and features periodic quizzes that allow users to test their knowledge. Continuing education credits are available upon completion for a wide variety of bullying prevention stakeholders. Learn more.

Posted: February 16, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Bureau of Justice Assistance; National Gang Center (NGC)

NGC has published a Spanish version of the Parents' Guide to Gangs. This resource is designed to provide parents with answers to common questions about gangs and to help them recognize and prevent gang involvement. Learn more.

Posted: February 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

NIJ seeks information on the range of responses and strategies that address the needs of justice–involved young adults (PDF, 1 page). Organizations implementing these types of programs or strategies are encouraged to share about their efforts by emailing: YoungAdultCrimJustPrograms@usdoj.gov. This information will be used to help establish program and research priorities for young adults involved in the justice system. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

Posted: February 10, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; National Mentoring Resource Center

This review examines research on mentoring for children of incarcerated parents and includes insights and recommendations for practice based on currently available knowledge. Learn more.

Posted: February 2, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health (OWH); National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and National Coalition of STD Directors

#KTFF is a public health awareness campaign that provides teen girls, ages 13-19, with accurate information about STDs and STD prevention so that they can make informed decisions about sexual activity. The campaign’s website aimed at teens includes facts about STDs and sex, as well as resources for getting tested. A section aimed at adults includes campaign materials, including posters and a YouTube video. Learn more.

Posted: January 13, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC offers a personalized eCard for pregnant women as a reminder to protect themselves and their babies by obtaining flu shots. Learn more.

Posted: January 8, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NFJFCJ), National Center for Juvenile Justice

This report provides an overview of a project in which NCJFCJ visited OJJDP-funded mentoring programs at 10 juvenile treatment drug court sites and conducted a focus group to discuss youth’s strengths and challenges. Learn more.