Announcements

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages) provides information on how to cope with grief after an incident of community violence, introduces common signs of grief and anger, and offers tips for helping children deal with grief. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages). 

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This tip sheet (PDF, 4 pages) can help survivors of disasters or other traumatic events recognize the signs and symptoms of retraumatization and indicators they may need more help to manage it. It also provides resources and identifies ways survivors can build resilience. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

These resources can help public health officials, individuals working for disaster recovery programs, and behavioral health professionals as they guide communities in coping with the anniversaries of disaster events:

1.Slide Deck and Webcast: Disaster Anniversaries

Contains practical guidance for helping survivors cope with disaster anniversaries and promote healing and resilience within disaster-affected communities.

2.Disaster Anniversary Training

Training materials that prepare disaster recovery programs to support communities through disaster anniversaries.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
United States Agency for International Development

This website is a virtual platform for young people, between the ages of 15 and 35, who want to make positive change in their communities. It provides opportunities to connect with like-minded networks of young people, mentors, as well as resources and events. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of State

Deadline: Varies by opportunity
These merit-based scholarships offer American high school students the opportunity to study abroad while living with host families, engaging with local schools, and gaining skills to be competitive in the global workforce. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This toolkit represents the best available evidence on preventing suicide among high school students. It contains recommended steps and accompanying tools to help schools create and implement strategies and programs that promote behavioral health and prevent suicide. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

This webpage provides answers to college students’ questions about depression. It addresses the types, signs and symptoms, and treatment of depression, as well as co-occurring disorders and where to find help. The webpage also features information on suicide, including the warning signs and what a person should do if they or someone they care about is considering suicide. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health

This fact sheet provides immediate resources for young people currently having suicidal thoughts and for supporting someone who is having thoughts of harming themselves. It also includes information on the warning signs and risk factors for suicide. Learn more.

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

This webpage provides tips to college students on how to stay safe and healthy while on campus. It addresses exercise, eating well, preventing sexually transmitted diseases, the vaccinations college students need, getting enough sleep, maintaining mental health, and staying safe. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Social Security Administration

This resource (PDF, 14 pages) can help young people prepare for the transition from school to adult life. It includes information about SSI work incentives that primarily affect youth, as well as common programs and services that parents, guardians, and youth may find helpful. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

This series of public service announcements (PSAs), launched by ACF, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council, highlights the importance of adopting teens from foster care and emphasizes the many “firsts” families experience when adopting a teen from foster care. Potential adoptive parents can learn about the experience of adoption and find resources about the adoption process. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This webpage provides a definition of positive youth development, information on the eight key practices organizations can consider when implementing the approach, and resources communities or programs can use to incorporate positive youth development into their work. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

This updated toolkit outlines the steps involved in creating a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), describes how to retain focus on survivors, highlights SART programs throughout the country, and includes sample resources to use when developing and evaluating a SART. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This free online course, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, offers strategic planning recommendations to consider when building or expanding a suicide prevention program. Professionals responsible for suicide prevention in states, communities, organizations, schools, or workplaces can use this information to identify key risk factors, set long-term goals for the program, and implement interventions and evaluations. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This toolkit, developed by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, can assist schools in implementing a coordinated response to the suicide death of a student. This second edition includes new information and tools that middle and high schools can use to help the school community cope and reduce suicide risk. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:

This issue describes the processes involved in developing and evaluating programs. Intended for an audience of practitioners across various youth development settings, this issue also provides examples of organizations’ efforts to enhance youth health and well-being. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This page provides tools, videos, resources, webinars, and reports that educators, businesses, community colleges, and others interested in implementing or expanding apprenticeship can use to learn more. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This page, developed by Workforce GPS, features resources and tools that employers and organizations can use to learn about apprenticeship and how it can be implemented. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This toolkit includes a factsheet that describes apprenticeships, how they work, and who they benefit; examples of real apprenticeships; a guide for launching high-quality apprenticeship programs; and additional resources. High schools, colleges, workforce organizations, and businesses can use this information to create and launch apprenticeship programs for high school students. Learn more.

Posted: November 6, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This webpage provides information on youth apprenticeship, including state and local programs, tools, research, and resources related to workers compensation and child labor laws. Business leaders, workforce professionals, educators, and youth-serving professionals can use this information as they create and promote apprenticeship opportunities for youth. Learn more.