Positive Youth Development

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural ...
This fact sheet (PDF, 16 pages) provides information to help adoptive families support their child in developing a healthy racial, cultural, and ethnic identity and live a vibrant multicultural life. The fact sheet discusses the need for parents and families to examine their thoughts and biases and explores the importance ...
This learning community will focus on the behavioral health needs of military-affiliated youth. The community will underscore the importance of understanding risk and protective factors, illustrate ways to offer support through community efforts, and provide tools and resources to navigate the myriad of supports available. Objectives of this learning community ...
ACF invites young people to get involved with We Think Twice™ by becoming a We Think Twice Insider. We Think Twice™ is a movement designed with teens, for teens, to help young people make healthy decisions, set goals, manage money, improve leadership skills, look out for their mental health, and ...
This fact sheet (PDF, 3 pages) offers culturally appropriate and trauma-informed strategies that promote positive childhood experiences (PCEs) and increase the emotional resilience of children, youth, and families. Learn more.   
This tool (PDF, 22 pages) is designed to help state education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and other educators work as a team to leverage relationships with young people and establish meaningful engagement. By using a continuous improvement process, teams at local, district, and state levels will collaboratively assess ...
OPA funds grants, cooperative agreements, and prize challenges that support community-based public health innovation. In May 2023, OPA convened 50 innovation teams to build relationships, workshop innovations, and fine tune design skills. Four showcase videos resulted from that event. Watch a compilation video to learn more about how OPA integrates ...
Learning how to self-regulate their emotions, reactions, and behaviors is an important skill for youth as they enter and navigate their teenage and young adult years.
This webpage offers evidence-based guidance from experts and parents on the best approaches to parenting teens. The resource highlights articles, videos, and activities for parents and caregivers on these topics:  Understanding and adapting to the teen years  Coaching teens to recognize and manage emotions  Encouraging teen independence  Praising your teen  Learn more.  ...
The Comprehensive Systems Integration for Adolescent and Young Adult Health (CSI-AYAH) program will help states, territories, and Tribal groups to create systems of care for young people ages 10—25. The program seeks to:  Improve coordination between leaders of health, school, and community systems  Provide technical assistance and support capacity-building for state, territory, ...
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