Department of Health and Human Services

Report: Substance Use Among 12th Grade Aged Youths, by Dropout Status

This report uses combined data from the National Surveys on Drug Use and Health from 2002 to 2014 to identify 12th grade-aged youth who had dropped out of school and to describe their substance use compared to their peers who were currently attending school.

Report: Children Living with Parents Who Have a Substance Use Disorder

This report presents estimates of the number of children aged 17 or younger who lived with a parent with a substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, or illicit drug use disorder based on combined data from the 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health.

Report: 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study

This report describes the findings of the 2016 School Health Policies and Practices Study, which addresses health education, physical education and physical activity, nutrition environment and services, and other tenets of the whole child approach.

Resource: Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage

This online course will equip participants to describe the importance of the HPV vaccine, implement the “same way, same day” approach to HPV vaccination, and answer patients’ and families’ questions accurately and succinctly.

Resource: Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth

This film highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework.

Resource: Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices

This technical package describes seven science-based strategies that communities and states can use in their suicide prevention efforts.

Resource: Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth and Young Adults Video

This video provides an overview of psychiatric diagnoses in youth and young adults, including symptoms of various mental disorders, treatment options, and support services, as well as links to SAMHSA’s related educational materials for caregivers and young adults.

Resources: Briefs on Prolonged Youth Homelessness

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.