go to engage dot youth dot gov

with Youth to Promote Change

Go to evidence innovation

Evidence-Based & Innovative Programs

Go to map my community

Program Funding in Your Community


Resource: Trauma-Informed Practice Strategies (TIPS) for Supporting Caregivers of Native Youth in Out-of-Home Care

Posted | Jul 06 2022

This resource provides Trauma-Informed Practice Strategies (TIPS) to kinship caregivers and nonrelative caregivers whose placements are actively managed by Tribal child welfare programs. The resource emphasizes the importance of trauma-informed caregiving as well as the importance of ensuring a youth’s ability to have meaningful and authentic connections with their Tribe and culture. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages). 

Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth: A Guide for Foster Parents

Posted | Jul 06 2022

This factsheet (PDF, 15 pages) helps foster parents learn about LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and other diverse identities and expressions, including Two-Spirit) youth in the child welfare system, the unique risks they face, and the important role that foster parents can play in reducing those risks. The factsheet outlines specific actions that foster parents can take to create a welcoming and affirming home for all youth in their care and to promote a youth's health and well-being, at home and in the community. Also included are links to many resources for more information and support. Learn more.  

Interrupting the Cycle of Youth Violence—Moving Toward an Equitable and Accountable Justice System for Gang-Involved Youth

Posted | Jul 06 2022

Date: July 14, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET 

This webinar will explore strategies for creating justice systems that are more productive for the youth involved and the public as a whole and will examine specific considerations for youth involved with gangs, who may be engaged in more serious offenses. Practitioners will share how their agencies have made system improvements to support the diversion of gang-involved youth away from traditional justice structures. 

As a follow-up to the webinar, the National Gang Center will host an Ask-the-Expert session, which will further explore how community-based organizations can step in to support youth diversion efforts and provide practical guidance for implementing similar efforts. Learn more and register.