Announcements

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.

Posted: November 13, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA); the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

The BJA and the IACP collaborated on the creation of the Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Roll Call Training Video based on the IACP/BJA Model Policy. This video is intended to introduce the Model Policy (PDF, 38 pages) to law enforcement agencies and includes interviews with law enforcement leaders, police officers, mental health practitioners, and children of arrested parents. Learn more: Watch the video, and read the feature article.

Posted: October 9, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, and Administration for Children and Families; Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons

A new guide helps parents involved in the criminal justice system work with the child welfare system to stay involved with their children and understand the reunification process. The guide is grouped into seven sections that provide incarcerated parents with guidance on how to stay involved with their children and how to understand the reunification process. Read the youth.gov feature article on the guide for more information, or download the guide (PDF, 34 pages).

Posted: October 9, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences, What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

WWC developed a widget that users can add to their websites to link to WWC products, including practice guides, intervention reports, single study reviews, the reviewed studies database, and the Find What Works tool. The WWC widget will be automatically updated as new products and features are released. Learn more.

Posted: October 9, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

On September 30, 2015, Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a speech at the National Press Club, addressing the role of teachers in ending the school to prison pipeline. In his comments, Duncan shared statistics and real stories of youth that illustrated the racial disparities in incarceration rates and the deleterious impact that being involved with the justice system can have on the education and future of a young person. Duncan suggested an approach that includes providing high-needs schools with quality teachers and creating new paths for youth that allow them a better chance at becoming contributing members of society. Learn more.

Posted: October 9, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
The White House

Dates: October 1-31, 2015
National Youth Justice Month, 2015 is an opportunity to reinvigorate efforts to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system and promote diverse opportunities for young people to lead productive and successful lives. In this press release announcing the observance, President Barack Obama describes the racial disparities among detained and incarcerated youth and the negative impact that involvement in the juvenile justice system can have on young people. The President also lists federal initiatives and programs that aim to address opportunity gaps, reduce recidivism, and improve youth outcomes. Learn more.

Posted: August 26, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Application Deadline: Multiple
Through the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Service Area Competition (SAC), HRSA will award approximately $1.2 billion in funding to an estimated 465 SAC applicants. A SAC application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue support of comprehensive primary health care services in a service area currently served by a Health Center Program grantee whose project period is ending in FY 2016. Learn more.

Posted: August 25, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

This guide provides information for public and private businesses interested in facilitating internship programs (PDF, 60 pages) that attract all young adults, including those with disabilities. The information in the guide can be adapted by employers to meet the goal of their internship program, regardless of size, and can be used to promote overall inclusion in their organization or agency. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages).