Announcements

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Social Security Administration

This website allows users, including youth, to access and manage their social security benefit information to plan for retirement. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This data snapshot describes teen suicide rates between 1975 and 2015 and the difference in suicide rates by sex. Overall, suicide rates for both male and female teens increased during the study period. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report uses combined data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health from 2002 to 2014 to identify 12th grade-aged youth who had dropped out of school and to describe their substance use compared to their peers who were currently attending school. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

This report presents estimates of the number of children aged 17 or younger who lived with a parent with a substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or illicit drug use disorder based on combined data from the 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services

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.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This film, developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in partnership with the Center for Child Trauma Assessment, Services, and Interventions, highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework. Professionals who work across child-serving settings can use this resource to enhance their understanding of the impact of trauma and how to be trauma-informed in their practice. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality

This technical package (PDF, 62 pages) describes seven science-based strategies that communities and states can use in their suicide prevention efforts. These strategies include: strengthening economic supports, strengthening access and delivery of suicide care, creating protective environments, promoting connectedness, teaching coping and problem-solving skills, identifying and supporting people at risk, and lessening harms and preventing future risk. Learn more (PDF, 62 pages).

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

These tools, developed by the National Mentoring Resource Center, can help youth mentoring programs strengthen and support matches, and facilitate positive closure to mentor-mentee matches. Learn more.

Posted: October 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This video provides an overview of psychiatric diagnoses in youth and young adults, including symptoms of various mental disorders, treatment options, and support services, as well as links to SAMHSA’s related educational materials for caregivers and young adults. Learn more.

Posted: October 12, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

These briefs discuss characteristics and experiences of young people who are homeless for prolonged periods of time, including the intersection with serious mental illness, and provide information on promising interventions for this population. Professionals who work with youth experiencing homelessness can use these resources to better understand these youth and the interventions that could be used to reduce prolonged youth homelessness:
     1. Factors Associated with Prolonged Homelessness: Summarizes characteristics associated with prolonged episodes of homelessness among youth
     2. The Role of Serious Mental Illness with Prolonged Youth Homelessness: Explores the intersection between prolonged homelessness and serious mental illness among youth
     3. Interventions for Addressing Prolonged Youth Homelessness: Presents available evidence about interventions to prevent or reduce prolonged youth homelessness
Learn more.

Posted: October 12, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

This toolkit describes the types of bullying, estimates of affected youth, and possible consequences. It also provides tailored information for youth, parents, teachers, school administrators, community-based leaders, health care providers, and policymakers on what strategies work, what strategies have been shown not to be effective, and where to find additional resources. Learn more.

Posted: October 12, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This brief (PDF, 12 pages) presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation among men who were part of the Multi-Site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting, and Partnering (MFS-IP). The analysis matched MFS-IP survey data with state administrative data to learn more about earnings and child support payments among justice-involved men. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages).

Posted: October 12, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

This report (PDF, 80 pages), prepared by the Urban Institute, summarizes a study to develop and pretest a Human Trafficking Screening Tool (HTST) with 600 youth involved in the runaway and homeless youth or child welfare systems. Learn more (PDF, 80 pages).

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This technical assistance (TA) series will provide webinars, podcasts, conference calls, and videos for youth practitioners focusing on various Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth-related topics. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report uses data from the 2009 High School Longitudinal Study to examine college applications by high school freshmen after four years and to describe findings by race/ethnicity. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This report (PDF, 53 pages), developed by the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, highlights the results of a state-level survey of juvenile justice initiatives from 34 states as reported by their State Advisory Groups. Learn more (PDF, 53 pages).

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report uses data from the 2015–16 National Teacher and Principal Survey to provide information on public school teachers in the U.S., including numbers, degrees earned, and ethnicity. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides select findings from the 2015–16 Private School Universe Survey to describe school size, school level, religious orientation, association membership, geographic region, community type, and program emphasis. Learn more.