This evidence-based approach to school-based HIV and STD prevention includes quality sexual health education, connecting students to sexual health services, and establishing safe and supportive school environments. These strategies benefit all students and can be tailored to address health outcomes other than sexual risk behaviors, including high-risk substance use, violence victimization, and mental health. Taking this approach improves protective factors and health outcomes for students that can last a lifetime. Learn more.
Application Deadline: April 21, 2021
This opportunity solicits research proposals to expand the evidence base for the primary prevention of youth violence. The purpose of this announcement is to fund the National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention (Youth Violence Prevention Centers or YVPCs) to continue to build the evidence-base for violence prevention strategies and approaches that reduce community rates of youth violence within one or more geographically defined communities with high rates of youth violence. Applications for YVPCs supported under this announcement must describe 5 core elements: (1) an administrative infrastructure to support implementation, evaluation, and dissemination activities; to foster necessary local collaborations to achieve the YVPC's goals; and to work with other funded YVPCs as part of the YVPC Network; (2) the selected community or set of communities with high rates of youth violence as the focus of all proposed YVPC activities; (3) a rigorous evaluation of at least two distinct prevention strategies related to at least two of the four research areas outlined in this NOFO that are designed to reduce community rates of youth violence in the selected community or set of communities; (4) a youth advisory council to provide input on the selection, implementation, and evaluation of youth violence prevention strategies; and (5) integrated training activities for early career and junior researchers in youth violence prevention to complement the implementation, rigorous evaluation, and scholarship activities of the YVPC. Learn more and apply.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
This funding will address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, particularly in communities with high rates of violence, by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model (i.e., community/societal levels). PREVAYL requires recipients to implement community/societal level strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, develop and/or enhance a jurisdictional violence prevention strategic plan, develop and implement an evaluation plan, develop a sustainability plan, and participate in a multi-sector coalition. In addition, this funding will address risk factors such as social determinants of health (e.g., concentrated poverty, limited educational/employment opportunities) and racial inequity (e.g., structural, systemic, and institutional racism). Learn more and apply.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data Summary & Trends Report uses YRBS data from 2009 to 2019 to focus on four priority focus areas associated with STDs, including HIV and unintended teen pregnancy. Learn more.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS) monitors priority health risks and experiences among high school students across the country. The YRBS results help in understanding risks that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and young adults. The 2019 YRBS results present a promising picture for some behaviors and experiences among high school students; however, other areas reveal that teens are still engaging in behaviors that put them at risk. Learn more.
NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) is forecasting the announcement of a Funding Opportunity during April-June 2021. Eligible proposers include U.S. non-profit science museums, planetariums, youth-serving organizations, and libraries. Fiscal Year 2021 NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (2021 TEAM II) is planned to be offered as an omnibus solicitation containing individual separate response opportunities within it. Specific information on individual opportunities will be available when the solicitation is released. Learn more and sign up for alerts.
Application Deadline: April 19, 2021
The purpose of this SBIRT program is to implement screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment services for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use. Learn more and apply.
This handbook (PDF, 29 pages) provides the opportunity to better understand the concept and value of social capital, explore a constellation of guiding principles that underlie social-capital-related work, and implement specific practices to help program participants build and use social capital to improve their future through potential reductions in poverty, increases in employment, and improvements in well-being. Learn more (PDF, 29 pages).
The NASA Teams Engaging Affiliated Museums and Informal Institutions (TEAM II) management team is recruiting qualified peer reviewers external to NASA to review NASA TEAM II proposals. A diverse reviewer pool will include informal education leadership, managers, educators, and evaluators (e.g., informal; youth groups; public outreach), and other experts. Learn more, and submit your qualifications, interest, and availability – or nominate qualified colleagues.
This resource guide (PDF, 128 pages) was compiled to address the need for comprehensive, evidence-based information to help states implement new early intervention programs or expand and improve existing ones. The document provides a set of principles of effective early intervention services; in-depth case studies of five different innovative state programs; a state-by-state description of early intervention services; and examples of programs and tools. Learn more and download the guide (PDF, 128 pages).
This webpage from the Child Welfare Information Gateway shares resources on how professionals and other caring adults can support young people who are in their care during times of uncertainty. Learn more.
This factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center provides resources for helping young people returning to school after a traumatic brain injury, including how parents can prepare and how schools can support students. The factsheet is downloadable and available in English and Spanish. Learn more.
This webpage provides information on how states are providing valuable structure, development, training and a sense of community during the pandemic through assistive technology, distance learning, family engagement, individualized education programs, mental health, telehealth, and transition services. Learn more.
This factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center provides resources for helping young people returning to school after a major burn injury, including guidance for parents to plan and prepare for re-entry. The factsheet is downloadable and available in English and Spanish. Learn more.
This four-week series from America's Promise Alliance and The 74 shares open letters from high school students to decision-makers in their states and communities that call for specific actions to address issues that arose from a recent town hall as top-of-mind for young people. One call to action was abundantly clear: young people want decision-makers to take their ideas and experiences into consideration. Not only because it’s the right thing to do—it’s also the smart thing to do. Learn more.