Announcements

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.

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This toolkit, developed by the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth, provides information, program descriptions, and links to important resources that can assist juvenile correctional facilities and other organizations with designing effective mentoring programs for neglected and delinquent youth, particularly those who are incarcerated. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Population Health

This framework (PDF, 8 pages) from the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion can help schools plan and organize physical education and activity before, during, and after school to increase students’ overall physical activity and health. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
U.S. Department of Labor, Division of Youth Services

The upcoming 2017 technical assistance (TA) series seeks input from youth-service providers in the workforce field to advise on the direction of TA that will focus on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth-related topics. The newly-developed TA products will include webinars, conference calls, videos, podcasts, and discussion posts for community engagement. These methods will ensure the TA needs of the field are being met and will facilitate dialogue and sharing of resources around the country. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

These updates to the bullying section of the OAH website include the latest information on bullying in schools and online, negative consequences of bullying, and promising prevention and intervention efforts from federal partners and youth engagement organizations. Parents, school staff, and youth-serving professionals can use this resource to inform their efforts to address and prevent bullying. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report uses 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to explore inhalant use among U.S. adolescents aged 12 and older. The report highlights facts about adolescent inhalant use and types of inhalants commonly used by teens. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report uses data from the 2015–16 School Survey on Crime and Safety to examine a range of issues dealing with school crime and safety, including the frequency of school crime and violence, disciplinary actions, the presence and activities of school security staff, and school practices related to crime prevention and reduction. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

These updates to the Statistical Briefing Book include the addition of FAQs regarding juvenile homicide victims and juvenile homicide offending. The Easy Access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Reports data analysis tool provides 30 years of national and state data on homicide victims and offenders. Policymakers, the media, and the public can use these resources to gain quick access to detailed statistics on these topics. Learn more.