Positive Youth Development

Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34 Clinical Trial Required)

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.

Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Required)

Reissue of PAR-18-428.The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.

Resources: Crisis Helplines

If someone's life is in danger, call 911 or your local emergency number. We have shared crisis support services for specific needs.

Report: Building Co-Regulation Capacity to Support Positive Development for Youth with Foster Care Experience

This report builds from a body of work that describes how self-regulation can be applied as a framework for promoting health and well-being for youth through co-regulation.

Resource: Interactive e-learning Tool for Strengths Conversations

This interactive module provides examples of successful ways to talk with young people about their strengths, as well as examples of some not-so-successful ways.

Resource: Supporting Decision Making Recording

This recording share how to support young people to make healthy, safe decisions that are consistent with their own interests and preferences.

YE4C Accepting Applications for the Editorial Board

Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) is accepting new applicants for the Editorial Board to create informative, empowering, and authentic content.

Reports and Recommendations for Core Components

Core components are the parts, features, attributes, or characteristics of an intervention that research shows are associated with its success.

Building Staff Co-Regulation to Support Healthy Relationships in Youth: A Guide for Practitioners

This guide begins by explaining how self-regulation underlies success in many areas of life and why adolescence is a crucial time for caring adults—like HMRE and other youth-serving practitioners—to offer self-regulation support.

Measuring Co-Regulation: A Draft Tool for Observing Educators in Youth-Serving Programs

This brief describes a draft observation tool that was developed and piloted as part of a formative study to translate theory about co-regulation into practice in youth-serving Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education (HMRE) programs.