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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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).