State and local policymakers

Opportunity for Involvement: Participants Needed for National Survey on Supports Families Received During the Transition Years

This survey will document the kinds of support provided to family members and young adults with behavioral health challenges during the transition years (16–25). Family members and other allies who provide/provided support to young people and young adults who receive/received support are invited to complete the confidential survey.

Resource: Newly-Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment: A TAG Talk

This new video discusses the importance of addressing substance use and addiction in adolescents and young adults and the most effective approaches to treating addiction, including opioid addiction.

Resource: Interactions Between Youth and Law Enforcement

This literature review discusses the research relevant to interactions between police and youth.

Resource: Evidence-Based Treatments for Anxiety Disorders in Youth

This distance learning video explores the criteria for juvenile anxiety disorders, how they differ from adult anxiety disorders, the evidence-based treatments for juvenile anxiety disorders, and the differential diagnoses.

Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting

To help youth cope with school shooting incidents, youth.gov has compiled a list of federal resources those who work with youth can use to address trauma and bolster resilience.

WALLS and the WALLS Mentoring Program

This link provides access to free resources related to mentoring. Resources include the book Walls, which provides a model for creating interactive discussions in a mentoring program, as well as guidebook for the implementation of the accompanying Walls mentoring program. Users can also access a brief document about how the book inspired the creation of the mentoring program.

Resource: An Unlikely Partnership: Strengthening Families Touched by Incarceration Video

Based on an innovative partnership, this film highlights how investment in strong, nurturing, parent-child relationships can reduce recidivism and keep parents from reoffending.

An Unlikely Partnership: Strengthening Families Touched by Incarceration

Based on an innovative partnership, this film highlights how investment in strong, nurturing, parent-child relationships can reduce recidivism and keep parents from reoffending.

A Positive Youth Development Research Agenda

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs recognizes the importance of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and created a national Research Agenda on PYD that describes the key research domains and questions that could benefit from future research.