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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.