Announcements

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, National Institute of Corrections; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), National Center for Youth in Custody

This web-based guide offers facility leadership and staff who work with confined youth information on principles, concepts, and practices in use in custody facilities. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Office of National Drug Control Policy

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is a time to spread awareness of the risks, and strengthening efforts to prevent drugged driving. This blog post highlights the potential fatal outcomes of drugged driving and highlights the efforts of individuals, communities, and states to work toward improving safety. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation, National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration

Liz Marks shares how her accident from texting while driving changed her life. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services

”Coverage of Behavioral Services for Youth with Substance Use Disorders,” (PDF, 16 pages) aims to help states (a) design a benefit that will meet the needs of youth with substance use disorders and their families and (b) comply with their obligations under Medicaid’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment requirements. This guidance is based on research and results of a SAMHSA-supported technical expert panel. Learn more (PDF, 16 pages).

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

OWH developed the new Communication Skills Building program to help community organizations lead discussions with families and caregivers about improving their communication with their preteen and teen daughters. The free materials include facilitators’ guides, online videos, and tip sheets for parents to use with African-American and Hispanic communities. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

The Choose Your Path activity includes two interactive videos that allow teens to assume the role of the main character and make decisions about whether to abuse certain prescription drugs. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response

This report introduces the Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters model, which promotes the effective coordination of the diverse systems and agencies that serve children and youth following a disaster. This model has been implemented in the wake of multiple recent disasters, including the Joplin, Missouri, tornado and Hurricane Sandy. It provides recommendations to states, tribes, territories, and communities about launching their own task forces and describes how the Administration for Children and Families can provide support. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families; Child Welfare Information Gateway

The Child Welfare Information Gateway has developed two new Logic Model Builders, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Family Support Programs and Postadoption Services Programs. These Logic Model Builders can help programs define their goals, outcomes, and indicators of success and select appropriate evaluation instruments. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau

”Child Maltreatment, 2013” (PDF, 250 pages) is the 24th edition of the annual report on child abuse and neglect data collected through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System. According to the report, from 2009 to 2013, overall rates of victimization declined from 9.3 to 9.1 per 1,000 children in the population. Learn more (PDF, 250 pages).

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

The newly released 2012 School Health Profiles include information gathered through surveys conducted in 45 states, 16 large urban school districts, four territories, and two tribal governments on multiple measures related to school health. The report includes background information on the Profiles, a fact sheet on key 2012 results, and a fact sheet on each state, school district, territory, and tribal government on obesity, sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco use. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Department of Education (ED)

Submission Deadline: February 27, 2015
Sponsored by President Lincoln’s Cottage, HHS, and ED, #WhatIWouldMiss is a social media campaign that encourages teenagers to think about aspects of their daily lives that they would miss if they were a victim of human trafficking. Youth are invited to share a post on social media answering that question using the hashtag #WhatIWouldMiss and include a statistic about human trafficking in the post. The winner will be invited to attend the Students Opposing Slavery International Summit. Learn more.

Posted: March 30, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Basic Center Program (BCP): The purpose of the BCP is to provide an alternative for runaway and homeless youth who might otherwise end up with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. The program provides youth up to age 18 with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and referrals for health care. Application deadline: April 10, 2015. Learn more.
  • Street Outreach Program (SOP): The purpose of the SOP is to provide prevention services to runaway and homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. The SOP assists them in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave. Application deadline: April 10, 2015. Learn more.