Announcements

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

This brief, published by the National Center for Juvenile Justice with support from OJJDP, provides specific examples of how juvenile court judges can use aggregate data to learn more about their courtroom practices and the jurisdictions they serve. This brief was developed as part of the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project, which seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data. Juvenile court judges can use this resource to improve the functioning of their courtrooms and outcomes for youth appearing before the court. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)

This biannual report (PDF, 17 pages) highlights key Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) data to illustrate trends, values, and information on international students studying in the U.S. The report provides information on students who come to the U.S. to study, SEVP-certified schools that enroll these students, and international student demographics within individual U.S. states. Learn more (PDF, 17 pages). 

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

This report (PDF, 12 pages), developed by NIJ’s Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, draws on data collected by multiple federal agencies to examine common beliefs pertaining to school safety statistics and provides evidence to support or dispel each of them. Learn more (PDF, 12 pages). 

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance

This resource (PDF, 45 pages), developed by the National Reentry Resource Center, provides recommendations to help community-based organizations integrate adult mentoring into existing reentry programming. This resource can also help organizations build effective partnerships with correctional agencies, learn about promising practices in adult mentoring, such as peer mentoring, and increase effective data collection and evaluation through stronger collaboration between reentry programs and research partners. Learn more (PDF, 45 pages). 

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

This report, which marks the 20th release of this flagship publication, provides the most recent statistics on children and families in the U.S. across 41 key indicators covering a range of domains, including family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health. Learn more.

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

This toolkit, developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, guides medical professionals in effectively assessing and treating medical traumatic stress in children and families. It includes guidebooks on implementing trauma-informed care, case studies and examples, and patient handouts for children and parents with evidence-based tips and activities in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

This tool (PDF, 4 pages), developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), engages youth in evaluating health centers and encourages them to reflect on a health center’s environment and services. The accompanying facilitator guide (PDF, 6 pages) can help adults support youth in using this tool to evaluate a health center. It includes a video developed by AHI’s youth advisory council that prompts youth to consider what is important to them when accessing health care. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).

Posted: August 15, 2017
Agencies & Departments:

This tool (PDF, 4 pages), developed by the Adolescent Health Initiative (AHI), engages youth in evaluating health centers and encourages them to reflect on a health center’s environment and services. The accompanying facilitator guide (PDF, 6 pages) can help adults support youth in using this tool to evaluate a health center. It includes a video developed by AHI’s youth advisory council that prompts youth to consider what is important to them when accessing health care. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).

Posted: August 2, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect (OCAN)

This film, An Unlikely Partnership: Strengthening Families Touched by Incarceration, describes the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. It features an innovative partnership in Washington State between the Department of Corrections and the Department of Early Learning that highlights how partners can come together around a shared agenda for the safety and wellbeing of children and families. An Unlikely Partnership is part of the “Building Community, Building Hope” film series developed by OCAN and its contractor, CANTASD, in collaboration with The Department of Expansion, a Los Angeles-based film production company. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service

This website provides culturally-relevant health curricula for Native youth. Tribal health educators, teachers, and parents can use this website to access training and tools for delivering effective, age-appropriate programs. This website was produced collaboratively by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website provides resources related to evidence-based programs and practices in behavioral health. Professionals can use these resources to develop, implement, and sustain evidenced-based programs to improve behavioral health in local communities. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance

This brief explains how cost analyses can inform decision-making in education and provides guidance on what resources exist to help calculate the costs of education programs. Education leaders, school districts, state education departments, and intermediary organizations can use this resource to learn how cost analyses can help inform their decisions about program choices, budgets, and strategies. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guide, developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Jed Foundation, can help new college students and their parents understand the importance of learning and communicating about mental health. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report presents national, regional, and state estimates of past month binge drinking among young people aged 12-20. Compared with 2010–12, the estimate of past month underage binge drinking in 2012–14 was lower in the nation as a whole (15.87% vs. 14.44%). Although the national trend in underage drinking is declining, underage drinking remains a concern in the U.S., and states and local communities experience the negative health, social, and economic consequences every year. Learn more.

Posted: July 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report examines the early adulthood milestones of 2002 high school sophomores as of 2012. It reports on key outcomes, including high school completion, enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward or completion of a college degree, family formation, and employment status and earnings. Learn more.

Posted: July 20, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health - Region 5; and Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations - Region V

This resource, hosted on the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children website, is a result of a recent education and training event to better understand and address research findings that mothers under the age of 20 have the lowest rates of breastfeeding initiation and the shortest duration of breastfeeding of those who breastfeed. The subsequent webpage features presentation recordings and slides, and an array of other materials based on information presented and discussions held throughout the event and since. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

This website provides information on the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides nutritious meals to low-income children when school is not in session. Local organizations can use this website to learn how to be a part of the program. Families can use the search tool to find local sites serving meals. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report (PDF, 3 pages), developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, details the results of a national survey of probation officers on their roles, what they know about trauma and youth, and what they want to learn about trauma and trauma-informed practices. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This website features SAMHSA data collections, maps, reports, public use data files, analysis tools, and other information related to data. Users can browse by topic or publication type and request data based on a specific need. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This report presents national data about the prevalence of behavioral health conditions, including the rate of serious mental illness, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and underage drinking. The report also highlights the percentages of individuals who seek treatment for these conditions. Learn more.