Tools & Guides

Resource: Information for Student Loan Borrowers

This infographic and webpage share information for student loan borrowers about recent changes made to repayment terms due to the pandemic.

Resource: The Value of Relationships: Improving Human Services Participant Outcomes through Social Capital Handbook

This handbook provides the opportunity to better understand the concept and value of social capital, explore a constellation of guiding principles that underlie social-capital-related work, and implement specific practices to help program participants build and use social capital to improve their future through potential reductions in poverty, increases in employment, and improvements in well-being.

Share with Youth: Your Financial Path to Graduation

This tool can help students and caregivers understand financial aid offers, plan to cover the remaining costs, estimate how much is owed and if that debt is affordable, compare offers from different schools, and decide what to do next.

Resource: Reaching Youth At Risk for Substance Use and Misuse: Strategies for Early Intervention

This resource guide (PDF, 128 pages) was compiled to address the need for comprehensive, evidence-based information to help states implement new early intervention programs or expand and improve existing ones. The document provides a set of principles of effective early intervention services; in-depth case studies of five different innovative state programs; a state-by-state description of early intervention services; and examples of programs and tools.

Resource: Helping Consumers Claim the Economic Impact Payment Guide

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just released the guide "Helping Consumers Claim the Economic Impact Payment: A guide for intermediary organizations."

Resource: ED's COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

The Department of Education has created a webpage to house COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") information and resources for schools and school personnel.

Resource: SAMHSA’s COVID-19 Guidance and Resources

https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirusSAMHSA is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country with the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation.

Resource: National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy.