Strategy

Youth Gangs and Schools

Few schools escape dynamics and behaviors that are associated with gangs. Think, for example, about bullying, disruptive intergroup conflicts, drug sales and abuse, and vandalism such as theft, graffiti, and other forms of property damage. From both a policy and practice perspective, it is essential for schools to understand and address gang-related problems that interfere with productive schooling. Fortunately, there are many useful resources on the topic

Transitions from Adolescence

A Center-developed Clearinghouse with a variety of resources on adolescent transitioning. 

Tunnels & Cliffs: A Guide for Serving Youth with Mental Health Needs

This guide provides practical information and resources for youth service professionals and policymakers, from the program to the state level, with information to help them address system and policy obstacles in order to improve service delivery systems for youth with mental health needs. The guide provides the Guideposts for Success for Youth with Mental Health Needs which includes all the elements of the original Guideposts as well as additional specific needs relating to youth with mental health needs.

Training and Technical Assistance on Youth Justice

Global Youth Justice resources support local communities to reduce juvenile crime through programs utilizing positive peer pressure which can be harnessed and redirected to become a positive force and lead other youth to adhere to the rule of law and become more productive citizens.   These "youth court" and "teen court" voluntary diversion programs harness positive peer pressure and utilize it in a peer judgment setting to help address the anti-social and delinquent behavior of youth.

Teaching Mental and Emotional Fitness

There are three life skills from Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy that we could and should be teaching young people that we aren't. 1) To have Unconditional Self and Other Acceptance 2) To have an Internal Locus of Control 3) To recognize and correct irrational thinking.

Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Support

This introductory packet provides basic references, internet resources, model programs, a few names from our Consultation Cadre, and other resources related to the topic.

Transition to College

This is a Center-developed Clearinghouse of resources, research, and articles about transitioning into college. 

Solution Team

Solution Team is a series of structured meetings in which an educator or counselor brings together a team of students to solve the bullying of one of their peers. The leader tells the team that they are not in trouble, describes how it feels to be in the target's shoes and asks the team to solve this situation. In 2010 a pilot study found that Solution Team ends bullying in 80 to 90% of cases, and that this still held true three months later, making it one of the most effective anti-bullying interventions ever.

Starting Points for Communities Developing New Transition Programs for Young People...

Based on literature, research with young people aged 16-24 and families, and evaluations completed with several transition programs for young people with mental health difficulties, we have learned that there are many challenges in developing effective transition services. Here we present a synthesis of lessons learned and advice gained from young people, families, and transition service providers.

Places to Watch: Promising Practices to Address Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare

This publication from the Casey-CSSP Alliance for Racial Equity in Child Welfare highlights the work of ten jurisdictions that are committed to reducing racial disproportionality and disparity in their child welfare systems. The report documents strategies, activities, and trends emerging in the cities, states, and counties represented. While there are unique aspects to each jurisdiction's work, there are also several common themes, which suggests a trajectory for how child welfare agencies are choosing to address the issue of racial equity.