Announcements

Posted: November 14, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services; and National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

This survey, developed by Pathways RTC and the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association, will document the kinds of support provided to family members and young adults with behavioral health challenges during the transition years (16–25). Family members and other allies who provide/provided support to young people and young adults who receive/received support are invited to complete the confidential survey. Learn more.

Posted: November 13, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

This new toolkit is a collection of curated resources developed by youth for youth. Find resources on career & education paths, paying for school, career planning, and more. Learn more.

Posted: October 3, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Deadline: November 15, 2019
This small grants program, from the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, seeks to fund research on youth employment. The program will support timely secondary analyses of existing data to address emerging policy-relevant research questions and to provide seed funding for preliminary and pilot work that will likely lead to high-impact research. Researchers will participate in partnership consultations with IRP and ASPE throughout the grant cycle and will be asked to consider integrating this feedback into their projects and ongoing research. Learn more and apply.

Posted: September 20, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report synthesizes the knowledge and guidance of more than 75 national experts to help guide local, state, and national efforts to strengthen school mental health efforts and to start to understand and bring consensus to the quality domains of school mental health. Learn more.

Posted: July 1, 2019
Agencies & Departments:

The Youth Thrive™ Survey from The Center for the Study of Social Policy is a valid and reliable web-based instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15 minutes to complete, the survey can be an effective tool for informing case planning and practice, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement purposes. The Youth Thrive™ Survey provides reports and data visualization options. Access to the instrument is free of charge. Learn more.

Posted: June 4, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs; International Association of Chiefs of Police

This 90-minute webinar highlighted the Model Arrest Policy implementation and is recommended for law enforcement staff, probation officers, social services staff, youth serving organizations, and researchers. Learn more.

Posted: May 31, 2019
Agencies & Departments:

This call for participation invites middle and high school students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ), and are at least 13 years old, to share about their experiences in school, including those related to homophobia, harassment, gender expression, and support. GLSEN will use the data to compile the 2019 National School Climate Survey, a report in ongoing series that provides data on the experiences of LGBTQ youth and is used to educate and inform advocacy efforts for safer schools. Learn more.

Posted: May 21, 2019
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Application Deadline: There is no deadline to apply; stipend is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the stipend is awarded to a community organization, the Town Hall Meeting must take place on or before December 31, 2019.
This initiative will provide community-based organizations with $750 planning stipends to organize conversations about underage alcohol use, its impact, and prevention opportunities with a focus on aspects of underage drinking that are most critical to those local communities. Email info@stopalcoholabuse.net to request an invitation to register and learn more.

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 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.

Posted: September 4, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them. The newly-redesigned site will help youth who want to:

  • FIND OPPORTUNITIES, including volunteering, internships, jobs, and leadership opportunities, and other ways to change their lives and their world.
  • FIND ANSWERS and explore resources on topics they care about, like mental health, relationships, education, and more.
  • FIND INSPIRATION and learn from Change Makers who are volunteering, acting as leaders and role models, advocating, and making an impact in the lives of others.

Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This publication provides the first results of the NPSAS:16, the most comprehensive nationally representative survey of student financing of postsecondary education in the U.S. It describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This data snapshot (PDF, 1 page) focuses on trends and characteristics of girls at various stages in the juvenile justice system, including arrest, the juvenile court process, and residential placement. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 71 pages) presents findings from the second follow-up of HSLS: 09 participants, with a focus on fall 2009 ninth-graders’ education and employment outcomes in 2016. Learn more (PDF, 71 pages).