Announcements

Posted: March 12, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health, Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

This video series addresses the growing understanding that adolescents and young adults need healthcare that is geared specifically to their needs, and is distinct from services provided to adults or young children. The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center provides high quality, comprehensive, and inter-disciplinary health and wellness services focused solely on the unique needs of adolescents and young adults. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:

This webpage, created by the Forum for Youth Investment, includes a list of resources focused on advancing the use of evidence-based practices, also called common components, core components, active ingredients, or going inside the 'black box' of evidence-based programs. These resources and publications explain this concept in greater detail and provide examples of where this concept has led to scaling the use of evidence in the fields of afterschool, juvenile justice, and child and adolescent mental health. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 73 pages) describes the differences between the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria that could affect national estimates of childhood serious emotional disturbance. The report also provides a description of DSM-5 updates that have been made, or are being made, to existing diagnostic instruments and screeners of childhood emotional and behavioral health. Learn more (PDF, 73 pages).

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services

This video series, developed by Youth MOVE, provides tips for youth-serving professionals who want to ensure youth programming has a long-lasting impact. Topics include starting a program, brainstorming about group activities and goals, engaging youth and young adults, securing funding, and sustaining momentum. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor

This website can help employers learn about models of apprenticeship as well the benefits of apprenticeship, such as recruiting a highly-skilled workforce, improving profitability, minimizing costs, and retaining workers. The site also walks employers through the process of posting their apprenticeship job listings online to attract job seekers to their positions. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

This video series provides information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches to serving survivors of human trafficking, effective services, legal needs, and voices of survivors. The sixth video in the series specifically highlights the vulnerabilities, risk factors, and needs of youth, with a focus on the diverse range of professionals who are in a position to identify exploited youth and connect them with appropriate services. Service providers, law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, and others in the community can use this series to learn more about this important issue and their role in preventing and addressing it. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
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This toolkit shares ways that various out-of-school educators and professionals have approached the challenge of brokering, or connecting youth to future learning opportunities and resources. Produced by Hive Research Lab, it includes a framework, practice briefs, and reports that on-the-ground educators, organizational leaders, researchers, and other professionals can use in their work related to connecting youth to opportunity beyond single program experiences. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
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This guide (PDF, 19 pages) helps parents and guardians understand the flexibility provided by ESSA to states and school districts. It describes the facets of the law and what they mean for families, including tests, accountability, school support and improvement, student-focused activities, charter schools, funding flexibility, and supporting local reform. Learn more (PDF, 19 pages). 

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP)

This resource list (PDF, 2 pages) includes information about the federal agencies that are part of the IWGYP, including programs, grants, and technical assistance they provide in support of opportunity youth. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect

This report, developed by the National Child Abuse and Neglect Technical Assistance and Strategic Dissemination Center, is the outcome of a meeting that convened national child welfare experts on families impacted by incarceration. It features key issues around this topic for practitioners and identifies needed resources and tools to support the workforce and families, along with a practical framework of intervention points from arrest to release. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

This website shares resources for teachers to incorporate financial education into their curriculum. It features a searchable database of more than 40 stand-alone classroom activities, a curriculum review tool to help educators evaluate materials, and effective strategies for incorporating the building blocks of financial capability into the classroom. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:

This collection, developed by Strengthening Chicago’s Youth, provides access to online data resources, both Chicago-specific and national, that can be used in violence-related research. Topics include crime incidence, youth risk behaviors, community concerns, violent deaths by location, program evaluations, academic performance by school, and census data. Each source includes an overview of the scope of data sources and step-by-step tutorials that walk users through the process of accessing and applying the data. Learn more.

Posted: March 10, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This web section explains the five domains of adolescent development and the changes that are a normal and necessary part of adolescence. It also describes different ways that adolescents experience these changes, how adults can respond in supportive ways, and how to seek professional help if needed. This resource updates and expands The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development (PDF, 124), the seminal 2009 report from the Center for Adolescent Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Learn more.

Posted: March 6, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

This campaign addresses the “cost-free” mentality among youth around the use of e-cigarettes. The FDA expanded its award-winning “The Real Cost” campaign to educate the nearly 10.7 million youth aged 12-17 who have ever used e-cigarettes or are open to trying them about the potential risks of e-cigarette use. Learn more.

Posted: March 6, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration

This report details the alarming increase in youth use of any tobacco product increased for the first time in years. Learn more.

Posted: February 21, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

These videos highlight the PAF, a program that supports expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers, and families:

  1. MN Student Parent Support Initiative: Advancing Health and Higher Education for Student ParentsDescribes centers that help Minnesota university and college students with children stay enrolled in school.
  2. Right from the Start: Empowering Young Parents for SuccessDescribes a Missouri program that helps parents, including hard-to-reach young people like youth who are homeless, gain the skills they need to support their children.
Posted: February 8, 2019
Agencies & Departments:

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2019
This opportunity, launched by America’s Promise Alliance in partnership with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and Peace First, invites youth to bring positive change to their community by leading a local service project. Youth will receive coaching from online mentors and financial support in the form of mini grants of up to $250 to fund their project. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report uses data from the 2015 and 2017 cycles of the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey to examine differences in eight sexual risk behaviors between subgroups of sexual minority youth and nonsexual minority youth, as well as within sexual minority youth. Learn more.

Posted: October 17, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This video, the fourth in a series of TAG Talks, addresses substance use and addiction in adolescents and young adults and the most effective approaches to treating addiction, including opioid addiction. The video is accompanied by two discussion guides (one for professionals and another for families), citations, and additional resources for interested viewers. Learn more.

Posted: September 19, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children's Bureau

This toolkit from the Child Welfare Information Gateway’s Capacity Building Center for States provides guidance and examples that illustrate the Youth Welfare approach for working with youth in foster care. The Youth Welfare approach recommends shifting from a child-focused system that is reactive, case plan-driven, and protection-focused to a more youth-focused system that is proactive, youth-driven, developmentally-framed, and normalcy-oriented. Learn more.