Announcements

Posted: June 16, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
The White House

Dates: June 12-18, 2015
Planned to coincide with the National Maker Faire being held in Washington, D.C., on June 12 and 13, the Week of Making will feature makers from across the country who develop creative solutions to important problems and will include participation by multiple federal agencies. Learn more.

Posted: June 16, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This initiative (PDF, 34 pages) will provide funding to: (1) develop statewide juvenile indigent defense legal delivery systems; (2) implement standards of practice and policy; and (3) establish state or regional resource centers to help juvenile defense systems enhance legal representation, leverage resources, and collect and analyze data to measure the effectiveness of specific initiatives. Learn more (PDF, 34 pages). 

Posted: June 16, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service
Letter of Intent Deadline: June 19, 2015 Application Deadline: July 16, 2015 This competition will fund institutions of higher education to build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas and methodological approaches that increase the nation’s understanding about the importance and potential of volunteering, national and community service, and/or civic engagement in America. Learn more.
Posted: June 16, 2015
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)

Date: June 17, 2015, 2-3:30 p.m. EST
This webinar will discuss the Dear Colleague Letter on the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act for Students With Disabilities in Correctional Facilities (PDF, 21 pages), which was released as part of the Correctional Education Guidance Package. Presenters will discuss the provisions of the letter and the major challenges that juvenile secure care settings face in providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities, and will highlight jurisdictions that exemplify the recommended practices in the letter. Registration will be available online soon.

Posted: May 29, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

IdentityTheft.gov is a new website, developed by the FTC, that can help people report and recover from identity theft. This resource can help users understand the critical steps to take if identity theft occurs and includes printable checklists and sample letters. IdentityTheft.gov also features information on child identity theft and data breaches. The website is also available in Spanish at RobodeIdentidad.gov. Learn more.

Posted: May 13, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement

The March/April edition of the Child Support Report includes resources and information about programs that help parents who are, or have been, incarcerated and their children. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages).

Posted: May 13, 2015
Agencies & Departments:

Developed by the American Psychological Association, this resource can help parents develop resilience in their children, which can prepare them to face and overcome negative experiences throughout life. It provides information for fostering resilience in the home, the community, the child care environment, and at school. Learn more.

Posted: May 11, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

OJJDP recently launched its new training and technical assistance request system, TTA360. TTA360 is used by all of OJJDP’s training and technical assistance providers and offers a single point-of-entry for requesters to access the full range of OJJDP’s services. Learn more.

Posted: May 11, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC has conducted the first national study on the use of behavioral therapy, medication, and dietary supplements as treatments for children, ages 4-17, with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Results show that about four in 10 children with ADHD were treated with medication alone, one in 10 received behavioral therapy alone, three in 10 were treated with both medication and behavioral therapy, and one in 10 received neither medication nor behavioral therapy. Overall, about one in 10 children took dietary supplements for ADHD. Learn more.

Posted: May 11, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

Women’s Health Week — May 10-16, 2015 — is an opportunity to encourage women to take control of their health. The National Women’s Health Week website includes an interactive checklist with suggestions for good health for women of all ages, as well as a pledge women across the country can take, committing themselves to take steps for better health. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture (USDA)

USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced the selection of 30 university students to attend “Smart Agriculture in the 21st Century,” USDA’s 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum, which will be held February 19-20, 2015, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. USDA chose 20 college students based on an essay about "Agriculture as a Career” and 10 graduate students based on their essay about "The Greatest Challenge Facing Agriculture over the Next Five Years.” Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPARK Talks is a new video series from SPRC. In these short, provocative, action-oriented, realistic, and knowledgeable videos, leaders in the suicide prevention movement describe developments in the field that can have an impact on suicide. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:

“Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration” estimates the long-term costs incurred by taxpayers as a result of the negative outcomes of incarcerating juvenile offenders. Such long-term costs include the effects of recidivism, fewer future earnings and tax revenues, additional public assistance spending, and higher victimization rate. These long-term costs could cost taxpayers $8-$21 billion each year. The report offers recommendations for reducing incarceration, including shifting funding to community-based alternatives and investing in diversion and prevention programs. This report was released by the Justice Policy Institute. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Community Preventive Services Task Force

The Community Preventive Services Task Force offers recommendations, findings, and other materials on a variety of programs related to academic success, health, and well-being of children and teens. Intended for center-based, full-day kindergarten, high school completion, and out-of-school time academic programs, recommendations are based on a systematic review of the scientific literature. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found that teens and young adults are the group most likely to arrive at a hospital emergency department with injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The study found race to be another factor that increased an individual’s chances of crash-related emergency room visits, with higher injury rates for blacks than whites or Hispanics. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS Secretary Burwell presented the President’s HHS Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes key investments in health centers, the Precision Medicine initiative, biomedical and behavioral research, and domestic and international preparedness. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services

A new study indicates that American children and teens, 9-18 years old, who smoke may also use a variety of other nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and pipes. Potential harms of using multiple products include increased nicotine exposure during brain development and risk of nicotine addiction. 

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can keep youth from running away and help them if they do run. Learn more.  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can youth from running away and helping them if they do run. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more.