Announcements

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

This annual survey of eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders measures how teens in the U.S. report their drug and alcohol use and related attitudes. In 2017, 47,703 students from 360 public and private schools participated in the survey. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

This policy brief (PDF, 12 pages), developed by the American Youth Policy Forum, the National Reentry Resource Center, and the Council of State Governments Justice Center, provides information to state and local policymakers as well as education and juvenile justice leaders about how to use requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act to improve education and workforce outcomes for youth in long-term juvenile justice facilities. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages).

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

These updates to the Statistical Briefing Book include access to National Incident-Based Reporting System data and provide new answers to frequently asked questions that describe the annual number and rates of juvenile arrests, juvenile arrest rates by offense and race, and petitioned status offense cases handled in juvenile court. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
StopBullying.gov

This blog post provides parents with tips on how to start a conversation with their child about cyberbullying and walks them through potential problems or risks their child might experience. It provides guidance on how to stay informed about the rapidly changing technology used for online interactions and cyberbullying. This blog post was developed in follow up to a post on Tools for Parents regarding cyberbullying. Learn more.

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

This literature review (PDF, 31 pages), a product of the Model Programs Guide, discusses the research relevant to interactions between police and youth. It describes the prevalence of police-youth interactions, factors that influence such interactions, the role of law enforcement in the juvenile justice system, and the outcome evidence of programs developed to help improve police-youth encounters. Professionals and policymakers can use this resource as they work to develop and improve prevention programs, police-led diversion programs, and community-based policing programs. Learn more (PDF, 31 pages).

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This distance learning video, presented by the Technical Assistance Network for Children's Behavioral Health, explores the criteria for juvenile anxiety disorders, how they differ from adult anxiety disorders, the evidence-based treatments for juvenile anxiety disorders, and the differential diagnoses. Mental health practitioners, professionals who work with youth, policymakers, and families can use this video to learn how to recognize anxiety disorders in youth, identify the right treatment, and support young people in recovery. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

This webpage provides an overview of parent engagement in schools, a promising protective factor that has been linked to better student behavior, higher academic achievement, and enhanced social skills. It also features fact sheets and other resources on parent engagement for school districts, school administrators, teachers, other school staff, parents, and families. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:

This fact sheet compares the myths and facts about the prevalence of alcohol use among youth. Practitioners who work with teens and pre-teens can display this poster in their center or office to promote conversations about underage drinking and alcohol misuse. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website includes scientifically-based resources that can provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers, and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security

This free, online repository offers a variety of resources, strategies, guidelines, and templates to empower practitioners and campus leaders to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from various threats and hazards relevant to the academic community. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This webpage from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control provides parents with resources and key prevention tips for helping children and youth avoid sports- and recreation-related injuries. Learn more.

Posted: June 29, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

This podcast, developed by the National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, features rural youth leaders who were once homeless or in foster care offering advice on how to engage vulnerable rural youth. Learn more.

Posted: June 27, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
IWGYP

Are you interested in applying for federal funds to support your youth program, but not sure where to start? In June 2018, the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs hosted a webinar on finding and applying for federal grants for youth programs. Tour the youth.gov funding information “center” to learn how the custom Grants.gov search tool, step-by-step guide, existing program mapping feature, and youth topics sections can benefit your federal funding search. Learn more.

Posted: May 7, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This website describes the federal government’s approach to addressing the opioid crisis and shares what schools, students, and families can do to prevent opioid misuse. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This study examines survey data from the National Survey of Children’s Health to estimate the prevalence of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. The results indicate that, as of 2016, 6.1 million children aged 2-17 years living in the U.S. had been diagnosed with ADHD, which is similar to previous estimates. Almost two thirds were taking medication, slightly less than half had received behavioral treatment in the past year, and nearly one fourth had received neither treatment. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines student criminal victimization and the characteristics of crime victims and nonvictims. It also provides findings on student reports of the presence of gangs and weapons, and the availability of drugs and alcohol at school, student reports of bullying, and fear and avoidance behaviors of crime victims and nonvictims at school. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report analyzes the relationship between high school career and technical education course-taking and later enrollment in postsecondary education. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

This report, developed by the What Works Clearinghouse, reviews the research on the System of Least Prompts, a practice that involves defining and implementing a hierarchy of prompts to assist students in learning a skill. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 21 pages) presents data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System fall 2016 collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for the 2016-17 academic year; completions from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016; and data on 12-month enrollment for the 2015-16 academic year. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).

Posted: April 10, 2018
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines who public high school students view as their main influence when they are considering postsecondary education and careers. Results show students relied on family members as the main influence when thinking about postsecondary education, and students relied on themselves primarily when thinking about careers. Learn more.