Mental Health

Resource: Dear Adult Leaders: #ListenToYouth

This four-week series from America's Promise Alliance and The 74 shares open letters from high school students to decision-makers in their states and communities that call for specific actions to address issues that arose from a recent town hall as top-of-mind for young people. One call to action was abundantly clear: young people want decision-makers to take their ideas and experiences into consideration. Not only because it’s the right thing to do—it’s also the smart thing to do.

Resource: Broadband Access Landscape

Information about available streams of funding for human services providers, educational institutions, and individuals and families to access broadband and devices, compiled in response to the pressing need for connectivity and internet access in these times.

Understanding and Coping with Trauma & Building Resiliency

YE4C recently hosted an Instagram Live to discuss how recent events may be traumatic for young people, how to cope and build resiliency.

Report: COVID-19’s Impact on Young People

The Center for Promise's nationally representative survey of high school youth reveals young people's perceptions of the pandemic’s impact on their learning and their lives.

Report: Ten Core Competencies for Youth and Young Adult Centered Mental Health Systems

The ten core competencies outlined in the report address existing gaps in youth and young-adult mental health systems, and they reflect values that translate into skills, attitudes, knowledge, and abilities of system participants.

Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. Learn more about the respiratory illness coronavirus COVID-19 here. Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help. Click on the arrows to find resources on each topic.

Resources by Topic

NEW! Vaccines

Resource: Tip Sheets on Everyday Parenting Topics

These tip sheets are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish.

Resource: Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19

SAMHSA is providing regular training and technical assistance on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.