Date: February 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
This webinar, hosted by the Federal Interagency Workgroup on Teen Dating Violence, will include discussions about interventions to reduce teen dating violence across multiple settings with potentially high-risk populations, including within adolescent health care settings. Learn more.
Question Deadline: January 26, 2018
UPDATED Manuscript Deadline: February 20, 2018, 3:00 p.m. ET
UPDATED 2/7/18: The American Institutes for Research is issuing this Request for Proposals (PDF, 10 pages) to establish research priorities and advance knowledge of the changing trends in adolescent sexual behavior and pregnancy in order to improve the delivery of family planning services. Topics should focus on a better understanding of the adolescent (defined as up to age 24) and the choices they make, including the role of adolescent development, risk taking, family and peer support, substance use, and brain maturation in decision-making. The anticipated duration of services to be provided starting in March 2018 through December 31, 2018. Learn more (PDF, 10 pages).
These reports and detailed tables present findings and data based on results of the 2016 NSDUH, an annual survey that provides national and state-level data on mental health and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs in the United States. Researchers, substance abuse and mental health practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders can use this information to better understand the scope and trends of substance use and treatment, and mental health disorders and treatment, across the country. Learn more.
This self-paced, online training module provides an overview of the HECAT, describes how to use the HECAT to develop or select a curriculum, and shares information and examples to ensure curriculum decisions meet student needs. School districts and schools can use the HECAT to select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education. Learn more.
This fact sheet (PDF, 5 pages) provides information on workplace driving laws that create safe driving conditions for young drivers. It also provides recommendations for employers and parents on how to promote safe driving and prevent motor vehicle crashes among young workers who drive as part of their job. Learn more (PDF, 5 pages).
This report describes a study examining the long-term effects of child abuse and neglect to understand the pathways between child maltreatment and adult criminal behavior. Researchers compared records of abusive parenting to self-reported criminal involvement in adulthood, as well as antisocial behavior during middle childhood and adolescence. Learn more.
This first look report presents selected findings about the repayment of federal student loans using data from two NCES longitudinal studies, which contain information on student loan borrowing, Pell grant receipt, repayment, and default. Twenty years after beginning postsecondary education in 1995–96, approximately 38% of borrowers had fully paid off their loans without defaulting, while 25% had defaulted on at least one loan. Twelve years after beginning postsecondary education 2003-04, 20% of borrowers had fully paid off their loans without defaulting, while 27% had defaulted on at least one loan. Learn more.
This program (PDF, 1 page) provides scholarships and training opportunities to students pursuing master's or doctoral degrees in various fields of behavioral health in an effort to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racial and ethnic populations. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).
This self-assessment and planning tool can help schools improve their health and safety policies and programs at the elementary, middle, and high school level. School administrators and school wellness teams can use the tool to identify strengths and weaknesses in their policies and programs for promoting health and safety, to develop an action plan for improving student health and safety, and to involve stakeholders in improving school policies, programs, and services. Learn more.
This I-Guide, developed to enhance the information available from the Model Programs Guide, provides an overview of the common implementation process for diversion programs, references a variety of diversion research, and includes useful suggestions on how to deal with challenges in implementation. Juvenile justice professionals can use this guide as they prepare to implement a pre-adjudication diversion program. Learn more.
This brief examines courts’ roles in overseeing psychotropic medication prescriptions for children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigations. It also explores the relationship between oversight roles, rates of psychotropic medication use, and rates at which children were re-reported to child protection agencies. Learn more.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
This 12-month internship, created through a partnership between the NIFA Cooperative Extension System and DoD, provides college students with the opportunity to gain professional skills in youth development, small and large group facilitation, critical thinking, and program management, while getting hands-on experience working with military children, youth, and families. Learn more.
This environmental scan, developed by the MITRE Corporation, explores how child welfare agencies currently use predictive analytics in their work. It describes several agencies’ motivations for using predictive analytics, how their models support casework practice, and the challenges encountered. Learn more.