Announcements

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AmeriCorps

These data-driven reports reflect the impact that AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs, members, and volunteers have on improving lives through the power of service. Read the state profiles to learn more. 

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

This one-pager (PDF, 1 page) offers a variety of resources K-12 school communities and students can use to stay safe online. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This new tip sheet for parents and families and the corresponding new toolkit for schools aim to heighten awareness of and improve communication about social and emotional climate and learning.

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This report (PDF, 104 pages) from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s (GLSN) is the first comprehensive report on the experiences of students and advisors in Gender and Sexuality Alliances (GSAs) across the United States. The GSA Study that resulted in this report used original and secondary data sources. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)

This paper describes how and why CDC/DASH's approach to effective health and sexual health education in schools has changed dramatically over the past 30 years and outlines directions to expand the evidence base for implementation science and dissemination in the future.

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This study highlights the positive impact that implementing school policies and practices supportive of LGBTQ youth has on the psychosocial health of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) and their heterosexual peers. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIAA)

This year’s National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®(NDAFW) takes place March 21-27, 2022. NDAFW is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse. Register your event or activity so it can be featured on the order free materials, and learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force Program

This infographic (PDF, 1 page) provides data on sextortion among youth, an online exploitation crime directed toward children in which coercion or blackmail is used to acquire sexual content, engage in sex, or obtain money. Definitions, prevalence data, resources, and prevention strategies are provided. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

This tip sheet (PDF, 8 pages) focuses on domestic minor sex and labor trafficking in the United States and the implications for adolescent sexual, physical, and mental health. It also includes multiple resources and information about human trafficking for providers who work with or on behalf of youth. Learn more.

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This collection of infographics demonstrates what survivors of human trafficking and the advocates who work with them have taught the field about practicing trauma-informed advocacy at various points of contact. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This issue brief (PDF, 16 pages) explores strategies to integrate human trafficking prevention into Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) programs. These strategies emphasize the vital role that trauma informed RHY programs can play in the prevention of sex and labor trafficking among runaway and homeless youth. Learn more (PDF, 16 pages).

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Agencies & Departments:
National Runaway Safeline (NRS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

The Let’s Talk podcast elevates voices of young people as they share their stories and highlights the complexities and intersections that are witnessed by the 4.2 million young people experiencing homelessness across the United States each year. The podcast launched in November, National Runaway Prevention Month. Learn more.

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National Runaway Safeline (NRS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This free, evidence-based, interactive, 14 module curriculum is intended to educate young people about alternatives to running away and to build life skills so that youth can resolve problems without resorting to running away or unsafe behavior. The curriculum is primarily designed for youth ages 10-20, but can be adapted to other age groups. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
National Runaway Safeline (NRS), Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This report (PDF, 16 pages) illustrates voluntarily-provided data from youth under the age of 21 who connected with NRS in 2020 through the 1-800-RUNAWAY hotline and the various digital services offered through 1800RUNAWAY.org (live chat, email, and forum). Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
National Runaway Safeline (NRS), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This Safeline for runaway youth and youth experiencing homelessness has staff available 24/7 to listen and offer confidential, non-directive, and non-judgmental support. The site provides free services, trained staff, and call, text, email, chat, or forum support as well resources for youth, concerned adults, and service providers. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

This video series highlights young people sharing their authentic experiences of overcoming challenges to achieve their goals and make a difference in their communities. The purpose of the series is to inspire teens to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This fact sheet (PDF, 4 pages) provides organizations serving vulnerable youth with strategies for integrating effective approaches for conducting a human trafficking assessment. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

This website explores the intersections of human trafficking and the populations that FYSB serves, including children, youth, individuals, and families nationwide who have been impacted by extreme trauma and adverse experiences. Updates on the latest news related to human trafficking and links to resources are provided. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

This data spotlight provides detailed information on the record dollar amounts Americans lost in 2020 to romance scams. Tips for identifying a romance scam (PDF, 1 page) and steering clear of romance scammers are included. Learn more.

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Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This data snapshot (PDF, 1 page) presents data on the prevalence of physical and sexual dating violence reported by high school students in the United States in 2017, with comparisons for 2013 and 2015. Learn more.