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.
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.
This report (PDF, 12 pages) uses data from a nationally representative sample to describe the nature of safe, stable, nurturing relationships (SSNR) among children and youth. It provides a comprehensive assessment of SSNR factors, examines interrelationships among different indicators of SSNRs, and investigates the consequences of SSNRs for child and adolescent mental health. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages).
These data describe the FY 2014 cohort student loan default rate, which increased slightly from 11.3% to 11.5% for students who entered repayment between fiscal years 2013 and 2014. During the tracking period, more than five million borrowers entered repayment and 580,671 of them defaulted on their loans. Learn more.
This report examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college, postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students and their peers whose parents have college degrees. It also explores how postsecondary plans, attendance, and completion varies between these two groups of students and presents the reasons why some 2002 high school sophomores, who were postsecondary enrollees, did not obtain a credential by 2012. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 96 pages) to Congress summarizes federal investments focused on the transition period from childhood to adulthood for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and identifies opportunities for improvement in federal research, programs, and services that support youth with ASD during this critical time period. Learn more (PDF, 96 pages).
This report presents findings from a 2016 study that collected data on children enrolled in public or private school for kindergarten through 12th grade or homeschooled for these grades. The survey collected information about various aspects of parent involvement in education, such as help with homework, family activities, and involvement at school. For homeschooled students, the survey asked questions related to students’ homeschooling experiences, the sources of the curriculum, and the reasons for homeschooling. Learn more.
This video announces the designation of 342 schools in 44 states, the District of Colombia, and Department of Defense Schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Learn more.
This practice guide provides four evidence-based recommendations for reducing dropout rates in middle and high schools, and improving high school graduation rates. School educators and administrators can use the guide to find specific, actionable strategies for dropout prevention, examples of how to implement the recommended practices in schools, advice on how to overcome potential obstacles, and a description of the supporting evidence. Learn more.
This guide (PDF, 24 pages) can help people understand how to use health insurance coverage to improve their mental and physical health. It provides an eight step road map for understanding behavioral health, finding and accessing appropriate providers, and staying on the road to recovery. Learn more (PDF, 24 pages).
This report describes the findings of the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS), a national study periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS addresses health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, and other tenets of the whole child approach. Learn more.
This guide, developed by the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, describes the concept of focused deterrence initiatives (FDI), administering and leading an FDI, and applying focused deterrence to specific crime problems. Police and police departments can use this guide to design and implement local FDIs. Learn more.
This online course, developed by members of the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable, will equip participants to describe the importance of the HPV vaccine, implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination, and answer patients’ and families’ questions accurately and succinctly. This resource is specifically designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists engaged in the care of adolescents needing vaccinations. Learn more.