Announcements

Resources: Three New Guides for Families Experiencing the Criminal Justice System

This three-part guide series covers a family’s unique journey through the stages of a loved one’s involvement in the justice system.

Resource: National Adoption Recruitment Campaign

This national campaign promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the more than 123,000 children and teens who are waiting to be adopted. This year’s campaign includes videos, radio, digital, and print ads that highlight stories from families who have adopted from foster care and showcase the many moments that make adopting a teen rewarding.

Share with Youth: Young Adult Consultants

This opportunity from the Center for States invites young leaders ages 18-26 to apply to serve as Young Adult Consultants, tasked with providing training and technical assistance to child welfare professionals. 

 

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.

Share with Youth: Education and Career Pathways Toolkit

This new toolkit is a collection of resources curated by youth for youth to help with one of the biggest decisions young people face. Find resources on career & education paths, paying for school, career planning, and more.

Resource: Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance from the Field

This report synthesizes the knowledge and guidance of more than 75 national experts to help guide local, state, and national efforts to strengthen school mental health efforts and to start to understand and bring consensus to the quality domains of school mental health.

Resource: Youth Thrive Survey

The Youth Thrive Survey is a valid and reliable web-based instrument that measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being.

Resource: Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents: Implementing the Model Arrest Policy Archived Webinar

This 90-minute webinar highlighted the Model Arrest Policy implementation and is recommended for law enforcement staff, probation officers, social services staff, youth serving organizations, and researchers.

Share with Youth: Complete GLSEN 2019 National School Climate Survey

This call for participation invites middle and high school students who identify as LGBTQ, and are at least 13 years old, to share about their experiences in school, including those related to homophobia, harassment, gender expression, and support. 

Communities Talk - Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking (Funding Opportunity)

This initiative will provide community-based organizations with $750 planning stipends to organize conversations about underage alcohol use, its impact, and prevention opportunities with a focus on aspects of underage drinking that are most critical to those local communities.