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Posted: December 6, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau

This fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages) provides an overview of AFFIRM Youth, a coping-skills training intervention focused on reducing mental health issues and behavioral risks experienced by LGBTQ+ populations. Learn more.  

Posted: December 6, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

This webpage contains a set of products designed to inform safety and physical security planning for K-12 schools. The product suite includes the following tools and courses:  

  • K-12 School Security Guide (3rd Edition) and School Security Assessment Tool  

  • K-12 School Security Guide Training Companion 

  • K-12 School Security Guide “Train the Trainer” Companion Course 

  • K-12 School Security Guide (2nd Edition) and School Security Survey 

Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau

This tip sheet (PDF, 1 page) provides information about working virtually with families of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or other diverse identity, including ideas for initial engagement and rapport building. Learn more.  

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau

This fact sheet (PDF, 2 pages) provides an overview of AFFIRM Caregiver, an intervention designed to enhance affirmative parenting practices that promote the safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau

This fact sheet (PDF, 1 page) highlights the Youth Acceptance Project (YAP), a clinical model that works with families of LGBTQ+ youth to address their fears and worries related to their LGBTQ+ child and help the family learn new and supportive behaviors to improve their youth’s well-being. Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This report (PDF, 18 pages) examines the characteristics and college readiness of high school students who earned different types of biliteracy seals, the number of students who met some requirements for a seal but did not earn one, and the effect of earning a seal on college outcomes. Findings and implications are discussed. Learn more.

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

Date: January 25, 2023, 2:00–4:00 pm ET 

Day three of this webinar series will emphasize current data security best practices for education data systems, address ways in which schools are vulnerable, share common security failures seen in districts, and feature a simulated data breach interactive presentation. Learn more and register. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ)

This infographic (PDF, 1 page) provides links to resources, products, and tools to help K-12 schools prepare for and protect against potential acts of targeted violence and other threats. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).  

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Defense, Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The online training courses will help professionals assess, respond to, and treat youth with sexual behavior problems. These courses were created from evidence-based best practices and focus on youth between the ages of 9 and 14. 

Each course is ongoing and offers free continuing education credits. The four courses are:  

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau

This series of fact sheets aims to advance organizational knowledge about the importance of normalcy for young people in foster care. It also explores the importance of facilitating regular discussions about its implementation among all stakeholders, including young people themselves. The page contains the following three fact sheets:  

 Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This animated video is the first in a three-part series that features college students navigating HIV testing, considering their HIV and other STI prevention options, and adhering to HIV treatment while juggling school. In this video, a college junior named Ruya explores her HIV testing options on and off campus and reminds viewers that knowing their HIV status before hooking up can help them make healthy decisions. Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This toolkit contains pre-made social media content focusing on HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. The toolkit also includes content about reducing HIV stigma. Materials are available in English and Spanish. Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Commerce (DOC), Census Bureau

These Census Bureau data compare the characteristics of children of same- and opposite-sex couples. Geographic information, race and ethnicity of children, marital status of parents, and other demographic characteristics are explored. Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Research (NCER)

IES has awarded three new grants under its Education Research Grants Program to support research to improve the quality of education for all students—prekindergarten through postsecondary and adult education. The new projects address research questions in STEM, social and emotional behavior, and early learning. 

The projects are: 

  1. Efficacy of Zearn Math  

  1. Integrating Mindfulness Into School Counseling to Enhance Resilience for Adolescents in the Context of Stress  

  1. Examining the Efficacy of Program-Wide Supports for Pyramid Model Implementation (PWS-PMT): Addressing Young Children's Social-Emotional Competence and Challenging Behavior  

Learn more. 

Posted: December 5, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

The pause on student loan payments, interests, and collections has been extended. The student loan payment pause is extended until 60 days after ED is permitted to implement the debt relief program (which is currently under review in the courts), or until the litigation is resolved. If the program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023, payments will resume 60 days after that. ED will notify borrowers before payments restart. Learn more. 

Posted: December 1, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

In this podcast episode, David Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, discusses the following: 

  • Findings on substance misuse prevention efforts from the College Alcohol Survey 

  • Insights from campus-based professionals working on alcohol and drug misuse issues 

  • A new guide on professional competencies for drug and alcohol misuse prevention in higher education 

In the interview, Dr. Anderson expresses sentiments of hopefulness and explains how he applies his advice of "persevere, maintain optimism, and hope" to drug and alcohol misuse prevention efforts. Learn more. 

Posted: November 30, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL announced an initiative to expand its pre-apprenticeship opportunities for Job Corps students and connect them to Registered Apprenticeship programs. The effort will allow Job Corps centers throughout the nation to emphasize pre-apprenticeship programs in green energy, healthcare, information technology, and other high-growth industry sectors. Learn more. 

Posted: November 30, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway

This webpage provides graphics and information about the #AskYouthChallenge. Individuals and child welfare professionals are encouraged to use the graphics to show that they are committed to listening to teens and are practicing making their voices heard in every conversation. The Ask Youth Challenge focuses on using every opportunity to ask youth about their journey, get their perspectives, establish trust, and participate in engaging conversations about adoption and permanency options with youth. Learn more. 

Posted: November 30, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

This study discusses the prevalence with which young adults report using prescription drugs off-script. Findings underscore the importance of educating young Americans about the dangers of fentanyl and prescription pills. Learn more. 

Posted: November 30, 2022
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

This report is a commemorative guide that is intended to provide a better understanding of the history and use of federal education statistics that have been collected and reported by this agency since 1868. Statistics covered in the report include: 

  • Number of elementary and secondary schools 

  • Enrollment in elementary and secondary schools 

  • Attendance and length of school year in elementary and secondary schools 

  • High school graduates and graduation rates 

  • High school course-taking 

  • Elementary and secondary revenues and expenditures 

  • Number of postsecondary institutions 

  • Enrollment in postsecondary institutions 

  • Postsecondary student costs and financing  

Learn more.