Announcements

Posted: September 12, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Date: September 26, 2018, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET
This webinar will share the ways that commonly-held beliefs about youth interfere with communicating about positive youth development. Presenters from the American Institutes for Research will share (1) communication challenges and successes from PYD experts; (2) results of a social media landscape analysis showing current framing of PYD issues from youth-serving organizations; and (3) ways to restructure and reframe our conversations about and with youth based on some of the cultural patterns of thinking about youth that often derail the conversation.

Webinar Objectives
After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand evidence-based strategic framing and why it’s critical for communicating/messaging about complex issues,
  • Describe barriers to successful communication and mobilization around positive youth development, and
  • Formulate reframed messages to communicate more effectively about positive youth development.

Register here.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

This directory allows users to search for BJA training and technical assistance (TTA) providers by various filters, including program area and professional experience. Criminal justice professionals, BJA TTA grantees, and BJA staff can use the directory as a quick reference guide for criminal justice subject matter experts or share it electronically with colleagues. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

These resources can be used for Recovery Month, an annual observance held in September that aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. Communities, mental health and substance abuse professionals, and other interested groups can use these resources to plan and promote their Recovery Month events. The theme for this year’s observance is Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This technical package (PDF, 52 pages) includes a select group of strategies based on the best available evidence to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Communities and states can use this resource as they prioritize child abuse and neglect prevention activities. Learn more (PDF, 52, pages). 

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This website includes a searchable database of more than 30 successful program strategies that address Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow’s (TAG) Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents from. Youth-serving professionals and families can use this database to search for programs by topics such as substance use, school-based services, or health care. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
StopBullying.gov

This research summary (PDF, 2 pages) describes moral engagement–a person’s commitment to positive social interactions and thoughtful care of others–and its relationship to bullying prevention. It also illustrates how educators can use moral engagement to address and prevent bullying in schools. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages). 

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report uses data from the 2016–17 Career and Technical Education Programs in Public School Districts survey to provide nationally representative data on career and technical education programs. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report describes the percentage of teachers who are satisfied with their salary for teaching and compares the job satisfaction of teachers who are satisfied and dissatisfied with their teaching salary. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

These web pages, developed by the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), present national and state data tables and graphics reflecting program and funding data, as well as demographics, for students enrolled in Title I, Part D, Subpart 1 and Subpart 2 programs. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report uses data from the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey to examine the relationship between services to support parent involvement, and community type, school sector, and school classification. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This report (PDF, 4 pages) describes trauma and its impact, the prevalence of exposure to traumatic experiences among children and youth in the U.S., and the needs of children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The report also highlights positive outcomes for children and youth with SED who have experienced trauma and have been served through SAMHSA’s Children’s Mental Health Initiative. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages). 

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research

This report (PDF, 16 pages), released by Chapin Hall, details the unique challenges faced by young people experiencing homelessness who are pregnant or parenting and the inextricable link between youth and family homelessness. Learn more (PDF, 16 pages).

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This report (PDF, 114 pages), prepared by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2015 and presents trends since 2005. Learn more (PDF, 114 pages). 

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights

This report (PDF, 18 pages) highlights data from the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection specifically related to school climate and safety. It provides data on serious offenses, law enforcement referrals and school-related arrests, harassment or bullying, restraint and seclusion, and school discipline. Learn more (PDF, 18 pages). 

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This program named 161 high school seniors as the 2018 class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Students were selected because of their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. They will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

This resource provides free, timely, direct access to expert staff who can connect users to the most relevant violent crime reduction training and technical assistance. Violence reduction professionals, law enforcement agencies, victims’ groups, and other practitioners in the field can use the VRRC as a one-stop shop to connect to resources that fit their unique needs. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

This free resource can help nurses and physicians in settings like emergency departments, inpatient medical/surgical units, and outpatient clinics/primary care successfully identify youth at risk for suicide. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This databook contains national and state data from 2000 to 2014 describing the characteristics of residential placement facilities that hold juvenile offenders, including detailed information about facility operation, classification, size, and capacity. Researchers can use this data to conduct independent analyses. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This release includes data from the 2016 NHES surveys, which describe Americans’ educational experiences at all ages. These files represent three surveys collected: the Early Childhood Program Participation survey, the Parent and Family Involvement in Education survey, and the Adult Training and Education Survey. Researchers can use these data to generate estimates and create their own reports. Learn more.

Posted: September 9, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
The White House, Office of Management and Budget, Chief Financial Officers Council

This free training includes five modules that provide general information on grants and cooperative agreements. Grant recipients and their staff, pass-through entities, and potential grant recipients can use this training to develop an understanding of grants management. Learn more.