This study examines survey data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to estimate the prevalence of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. The results indicate that, as of 2016, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 years living in the U.S. had been diagnosed with ADHD, which is similar to previous estimates. Almost two thirds were taking medication, slightly less than half had received behavioral treatment in the past year, and nearly one fourth had received neither treatment. Learn more.
This report examines student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons, and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 21 pages) presents data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year; completions from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016; and data on 12-month enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).
This report examines who public high school students view as their main influence when they are considering postsecondary education and careers. Results show students relied on family members as the main influence when thinking about postsecondary education, and students relied on themselves primarily when thinking about careers. Learn more.
These fact sheets, developed by the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center, explain how cyber incidents can affect schools, school districts, and institutions of higher education, and the steps they can take to respond
- Cyber Safety Considerations for K-12 Schools and Districts (PDF, 8 pages)
- Cybersecurity Considerations for K-12 Schools and Districts (PDF, 8 pages)
- Cybersecurity Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education (PDF, 11 pages)
This new widget, developed by the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), allows website hosts to provide their visitors with links to ERIC's most popular resources. Students, librarians, and researchers can use the widget to gain immediate access to ERIC search tools and products to support their work and studies. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 122 pages) discusses substance misuse, tobacco use, and mental health issues among college students. College and university prevention practitioners, health center staff, and administrators can use this resource to learn more about the prevalence and causation factors of these issues among college students and to locate prevention materials. Learn more (PDF, 122 pages).
This online training tool allows users to learn about the NCES data products across the education spectrum and evaluate them for their particular purposes. Researchers, students, policy specialists and analysts, and education professionals can use the training tool to learn about NCES datasets, their design, and special considerations for analysis to facilitate effective use. Learn more.
This policy guide, developed by Pathways RTC (Research and Training Center), is written for youth- and young adult-led groups and organizations that want to make changes in policies related to mental health and other human services that affect them and other transition-age youth. The guide is intended for use by youth and young adults working together within a group or organization to make specific change, usually in partnership with other agencies, groups, or organizations. Learn more.
These resources promote inclusive apprenticeship program models that meet employer needs by attracting a diverse array of candidates, including people with disabilities. ODEP's #ApprenticeshipWorks Guides introduce youth, educators, service providers, and businesses to the benefits and opportunities of inclusive apprenticeship. The #ApprenticeshipWorks Video Series demonstrates how apprenticeship works for job seekers and employers. These videos feature apprentices with and without disabilities and their apprenticeship sponsors participating in inclusive programs. Learn more.
These resources, developed by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, provide information for teens and their parents about sexual assault:
- Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Teens (PDF, 6 pages)
Explains the difference between consent and coercion, addresses common questions and misconceptions about sexual assault; describes how drugs, alcohol, and the internet can interfere with safety; details how teens can protect themselves; and suggests steps teens can take if they are assaulted.
- Teen Sexual Assault: Information for Parents (PDF, 6 pages)
Explains the difference between consent and coercion; addresses common questions and misconceptions about sexual assault; describes how drugs, alcohol, and the internet can play a part in sexual assault; provides tips on how parents can help their teen stay safe; and explains what to do if their teen is assaulted.
This policy brief (PDF, 4 pages), developed by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, describes child sex trafficking, including what it is, who is at risk, the potential consequences, and what can be done to address it. Policymakers and other stakeholders can use this resource to better understand child sex trafficking and its relationship to child trauma, and to develop policy-relevant and child- trauma-focused recommendations to assist with developing responses. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).