Announcements

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.

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.