Announcements

  • November 18, 2014
    Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Parents, caregivers, teachers, and other caring adults can use this resource as they speak with children and youth about outbreaks of infectious disease, such as Ebola. Information is presented by specific age groups. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    NDTAC Fact Sheet: Improving Services for Youth Who Are LGBT in Juvenile Justice Systems
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education; National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk (NDTAC)

    ”NDTAC Fact Sheet: Improving Services for Youth Who are LGBT in Juvenile Justice Systems” helps state and local administrators and practitioners improve policies and practices that promote safe and inclusive treatment of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) in juvenile justice systems. This resource also explores the experiences of LGBT youth in juvenile justice systems and implications for policy and practice. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    How to Become President of the United States
    Agencies/Departments: General Services Administration

    Presented in a visually appealing and accessible format, a new poster from Kids.gov explains the requirements a person must meet to become president and the steps in the political process for winning an election and assuming office. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Getting a Federal Loan
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education, Federal Student Aid

    Developed by Federal Student Aid, “Getting a Federal Student Loan” visually maps out the roles that students, colleges, loan servicers, and the Department of Education play in the federal loan process. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration
    Agencies/Departments: The White House

    Officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services met with a diverse group of experts and leaders to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to children of incarcerated parents. This effort reflects President Obama’s ongoing commitment to helping these young people thrive despite unique challenges. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Community Colleges: Helping the U.S. Become “First in the World”
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    The First in the World (FITW) grant program aims to elevate quality and innovation in higher education while increasing the affordability of a college degree. This blog post illustrates how LaGuardia Community College, one of the winners of the FITW grant program, is supporting students to achieve their educational and career goals. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Putting an End to Domestic Abuse in the Military
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Defense (DoD)

    The DoD’s Family Advocacy Program (FAP) works to stop domestic abuse before it starts by providing education, prevention programming, and support for all members of the military community. FAP also supports survivors of abuse by providing counseling, assisting in finding shelter and other supports, and helping them obtain Military Protective Orders against abusers. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Five Tips for Taking a 'Housing-First' Approach
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    Sol Flores (founding executive director of La Casa Norte in Chicago) and Margaret Mitchell (president and CEO of YWCA Greater Cleveland) share tips for how runaway and homeless youth programs can adopt a “housing-first” approach that emphasizes stable, permanent housing as a primary strategy for ending homelessness. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    Did You Miss “Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action”?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

    On October 22, 2014, FYSB hosted “Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action,” an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and look forward to ending youth homelessness by 2020. The panel of speakers featured special guest Cyndi Lauper (co-founder and board member of the True Colors Fund) and three formerly homeless young people who shared their stories of hope. Learn more.

  • November 18, 2014
    We R Native 30 Day Photo Challenge

    Deadline: November 20, 2014
    In honor of Native American Heritage Month, We R Native encourages native youth to participate in the 30 Day Photo Challenge by posting photos that show what it means to be Native American. Winners will receive $75 (1st), $50 (2nd), or $25 (3rd). Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Requesting Nominations: National Missing Children’s Day Awards
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    Deadline for Nominations: January 19, 2015                    
    OJJDP is seeking nominations for the 2015 National Missing Children’s Day Awards. Every year, OJJDP honors the work of individuals, organizations, and agencies that have made a difference in recovering missing children and protecting children from exploitation. Awards will be given in the following categories: Missing Children’s Law Enforcement Award; OJJDP Administrator’s Citizen Award; Missing Children’s Child Protection Award; and 2015 Attorney General’s Special Commendation Award. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Washington, DC. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Reach Higher Challenges
    Agencies/Departments: The White House

    First Lady Michelle Obama announced two commencement challenges as part of her Reach Higher Initiative, which encourages students to complete their education past high school. Schools are invited to create video submissions that capture their efforts to make attending and completing college a reality for all students. Finalists could have the opportunity to hear from the First Lady at their commencement ceremonies.

    • Near Peer Mentoring College Challenge
      Submission Deadline: February 27, 2015
      First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging college students, teachers, counselors, and administrators to participate in the Near-Peer Mentoring College Challenge by sharing how they open up their campuses to students who don’t always envision themselves attending college through near-peer mentoring. Near-peer mentoring can take many forms, including hosting high school students on college campuses, university students visiting high schools, or engaging alumni in sharing information about their colleges with students in their communities. Learn more.

    • FAFSA Completion Challenge
    • Submission Dates: January 1-March 16, 2015
      The First Lady is calling on high school seniors to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting on January 1 and for schools to show how their school is taking action to increase completion rates. Winning videos will be selected based on creativity and the school’s FAFSA completion growth rate. Learn more.

     

  • November 17, 2014
    Missed a Few Student Loan Payments? We Can Help You Get Back on Track.
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    This blog post provides information for borrowers who have missed a student loan payment and details options that borrowers can discuss with their loan servicer, like consolidating loans and switching repayment plans. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Is Student Loan Consolidation Right for You?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    If a borrower has multiple federal education loans, they may be eligible to combine them into a Direct Consolidation Loan. This blog post discusses the advantages and disadvantages of consolidating loans and provides links to information about alternative options for repayment. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Guest Post: Sheri Jones on Youth Prevention
    Agencies/Departments: Office of National Drug Control Policy

    Written by Sheri Jones, a trainer with the National Youth Leadership Initiative (NYLI), this blog post shares how Sheri’s experience attending a NYLI substance abuse prevention training program helped her find her purpose as a member of the anti-drug movement. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    New Pediatric to Adult Health Transition Clinical Resources Available and Launch of Got Transition’s Interactive Website
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

    Got Transition has released updated clinical resources on the transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (Version 2.0) define the basic components of transition support and are based on the 2011 Clinical Report on Health Care Transition, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physicians. Got Transition has also launched its redesigned website which includes updated information for youth, young adults, families, researchers, and policymakers. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Obama Administration Announces Final Rules to Protect Students from Poor-Performing Career College Programs
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    The Department of Education has announced new regulations that career colleges must abide by to protect students from fraud and abuse. These regulations, which will go into effect July 1, 2015, will prevent students from being overburdened with debt, provide more accountability, encourage more transparency, and promote positive outcomes for students. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 describes trends in delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2011 and status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2011. Data include case rates, juvenile demographics, and offenses charged. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Resources for Parents, Schools, and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Developed by the CDC, this web resource gives parents, schools, and pediatric healthcare professionals information about children and Ebola and the steps that should be taken to prepare for and prevent the spread of the disease. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    CDC National Health Report: Leading Causes of Morbidity and Mortality and Associated Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors—United States, 2005–2013
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    The CDC National Health Report provides a snapshot of recent trends in key areas of the nation’s health and guides national policy and programmatic efforts related to health. Specifically related to youth, the report addresses trends in substance use, sexually transmitted infections, physical activity, obesity, and childbirth among teenagers. Learn more (PDF, 32 pages).

  • November 17, 2014
    November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    National Homeless Youth Awareness Month is an opportunity to understand the challenges that youth experiencing homelessness face, including danger, risk of substance use, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and vulnerability to being trafficked. In support of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, NCTSN is providing resources to help communities, families, educators, mental health and child welfare professionals, policy makers, and advocates better understand and work with homeless youth. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Grads of Life

    GradsofLife.org connects employers with a historically overlooked talent pool of young people by offering tools that organizations can use to implement effective employment pathway models, like internships, mentoring, school-to-work programs. Access these tools, read stories from organizations that have successfully worked to diversify their talent pipeline, and learn how to connect with local partners in your area. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults
    Agencies/Departments: Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC)

    Written by a committee of experts from diverse fields that touch the lives of youth, “Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults” focuses on the critical period of young adulthood, defined as ages 18-26, and the lasting impact that developments during these years can have on a person’s life. The report offers federal, state, and local policy makers and program leaders, as well as employers, nonprofit organizations, and other community partners, guidance in developing and enhancing policies and programs to improve young adults’ health, safety, and well-being. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    HUD has released its latest estimate of homelessness in the United States, which reflects a continued general decline in individuals experiencing homelessness overall. The report shows that the number of families with children experiencing homelessness declined 15 percent since 2010, with the number of unsheltered families falling 53 percent. The number of unaccompanied homeless youth and children was relatively unchanged overall at 45,205, but there was a 3 percent decrease in those who were unsheltered. Read the press release and the report (PDF, 68 pages) and visit the website of the National Center on Family Homelessness for information on demographics, causes, and impacts of child and family homelessness. Learn more (PDF, 68 pages).

  • November 17, 2014
    Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice (DOJ)

    Implementing Juvenile Justice Reform: The Federal Role provides guidance as to how DOJ’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the federal government in general, can support state, local, and tribal efforts and reform the juvenile justice system in the United States. The report provides specific steps the federal government can take to implement reform and promote a developmental approach to juvenile justice. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Human Trafficking Task Force E-Guide
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime and Bureau of Justice Assistance

    The Human Trafficking Task Force E-Guide is a tool for established task forces, or agencies starting to form them, that provides guidance on the day-to-day operations of human trafficking task forces. The Guide includes information on starting and operating a task force, supporting the various needs of victims, victim populations impacted by trafficking, and building strong legal cases. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Let’s Talk Disability: An Intro to Forming Partnerships and Recognizing Barriers
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

    This new blog post on Youth Engaged 4 Change educates young people about steps they can take to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in school, work, and all other areas of life. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    AmeriCorps NCCC Is Now on Tumblr
    Agencies/Departments: The Corporation for National and Community Service

    AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has launched a new Tumblr blog, which will provide updates on AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps teams, program information, and live events and will feature reflections from members, alumni, and partners. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    The Importance of the Recommendations for Media Reporting on Bullying
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    A simple Internet search can illustrate just how prevalent discussions of bullying are in the media. But, the information disseminated by the general media is not always based in research and could be potentially harmful to people who need the information. Recognizing this need, a team of experts convened to develop media guidelines for reporting on bullying. The guidelines include information about bullying, as well as best practices and things to avoid. Learn more.

  • November 17, 2014
    Webinar: Child Trafficking and Juvenile Justice

    Date: November 19, 2014, 3 – 4:15 p.m. EST
    On November 19, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will hold the first in a series of webinars related to human trafficking. This event will focus on the nature and impact of sex trafficking, the history of the response to trafficking in the United States, the intersection of sex trafficking and juvenile justice, and current federal and state laws that aim to prevent the criminalization of trafficking victims. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Tips for Teens: The Truth About Tobacco and Marijuana (Spanish Versions)
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Presented in Spanish, these factsheets provide teens with information about tobacco and marijuana, including many warning signs and health impacts from the use of these substances. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Final Rule to Help Colleges Keep Campuses Safe
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    The final rule implementing changes to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 will allow for more effective measures to address and reduce sexual violence on college campuses. Finalized based on feedback received during a public comment period, the new rule includes requirements for disclosing information about violent incidents, protecting and informing victims, and describing types of disciplinary proceedings in cases of sexual violence. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Parents Are the Key
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    In celebration of National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 19-25), CDC updated the Parents Are the Key website. The site encourages families to take action to keep young drivers safe. One of the new features is a Parent-Teen Driving Agreement, a pledge that outlines expectations and limits for teen drivers. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Department of Justice Adds New Sites to National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced that five new sites have each been awarded $20,000 to begin the youth violence prevention work that has been so successful in other Forum cities. The new sites are Baltimore, Maryland; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Seattle, Washington; and Long Beach, California. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages) and read about the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

  • November 4, 2014
    TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Management teams and staff members of behavioral health treatment programs can use “TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs” to guide the creation and implementation of their programs’ disaster preparedness and recovery plans. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

    The BJA Executive Session on Police Leadership is a multiyear project that aims to create innovative leaders in policing. Designed as a resource for current and future police leaders, the website presents information about the present and future state of policing and police leadership; highlights the experiences, stories, and career paths of police chiefs; and features interactive media that can be used in group discussions. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    NCJRS Special Features Provide Online Resources for Internet and School Safety
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

    NCJRS launched two new special features related to keeping young people safe online and at school. The special feature on Internet safety provides information about the risks associated with Internet use and the prevalence of online victimization among youth, as well as resources on online safety, privacy, and cyberbullying. The special feature on school safety includes information about the impact of school violence and identifies resources on bullying, violence, and related training. The feature also highlights and the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative. This initiative was created to better understand school safety issues and test promising interventions. This page also features resources related to bullying, violence, and related training. Learn more about Internet and school safety.

  • November 4, 2014
    Experts Convene on Bullying Prevention
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    As featured in the fall 2014 edition of “SAMHSA News,” the Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention held a summit in August titled, “Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in Bullying Prevention.” The summit highlighted successful strategies to prevent bullying and promote a positive school climate. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    SuperTracker Nutrition Lesson Plans for High School Students
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP)

    CNPP released a new set of lesson plans for high school educators to teach students how to use SuperTracker, a free interactive tool that can help students think critically about food, exercise, disease prevention, and a healthy weight. The lessons focus on many topics related to making healthy food choices. They also include learning objectives, detailed instructions, and accompanying resources and handouts. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Bullying Prevention in 2014: HRSA’s Perspective
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

    In 2004, HRSA launched the first federal anti-bullying campaign. This blog post describes how the issue of bullying has grown over the past 10 years and the efforts of HRSA and other federal partners to prevent and eliminate bullying. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    An Invitation to Commit to Lead

    Department/Agency: Department of Education
    This blog post, by Nebraska’s 2007 Teacher of the Year, highlights the Teach to Lead initiative and its online community, Commit to Lead. Commit to Lead allows classroom teachers, administrators, system leaders, and advocacy groups to collaborate and share ideas. Teach to Lead was developed by ED and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Early HPV Vaccination Protects Those at Risk, Official Says
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Defense (DoD)

    In this article from “DoD News,” Air Force Lt. Col. Amy Costello shares information about the prevalence of human papilloma virus (HPV) among young adults and the importance of the HPV vaccine in preventing the spread of the virus. Lt. Col. Costello is Chief of the Immunization Healthcare Operations Section in the Defense Health Agency, Immunization Healthcare Branch. Learn more.

  • November 4, 2014
    Webcast: 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services
  • October 27, 2014
    National School Lunch Week Offers a Time to Celebrate Children’s Health
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    President Obama recognized October 12-18 as National School Lunch Week. During National School Lunch Week, USDA celebrated the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Truman in 1946; the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which raised nutritional standards for schools and expanded access to healthy meals; and many other important strides that have helped schools nourish students. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Apply to Access Confidential Behavioral Health Data for Research
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Application Period: November 15 - December 15, 2014
    Researchers and qualified research organizations are invited to apply for remote access to confidential data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network and National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The data are available through SAMHSA's Data Portal, a secure virtual computing environment designed to provide authorized researchers with access to confidential data for approved research projects. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Jobs Plus Pilot Program
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Public and Indian Housing

    Application Deadline: December 17, 2014
    HUD announces the availability of approximately $24 million in funding for the Jobs Plus Pilot program (PDF, 33 pages) for public housing agencies to develop locally based approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes for public housing residents. The program will fund initiatives that promote such supports as work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, and financial literacy. Learn more (PDF, 33 pages).

  • October 27, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: AmeriCorps State and National Grants FY 2015
    Agencies/Departments: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

    Application Deadline: January 21, 2015, 5 p.m. EST
    AmeriCorps grants will be awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based interventions and approaches to meet community needs. This competition will target six focus areas: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: National Disaster Resilience Competition
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
    States and counties that experienced major disasters in 2011, 2012, or 2013 are eligible to apply for the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Funded by HUD, in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation, this funding competition (PDF, 7 pages) promotes risk assessment and planning and will provide funds for the implementation of innovative resilience projects to help communities better prepare for future storms or other extreme adverse events. Learn more (PDF, 7 pages). 

  • October 27, 2014
    Equal Access to Educational Resources
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    OCR released new guidance for states, school districts, and schools to ensure that all students — regardless of race, color, or national origin — have equal access to education resources, like effective teaching, extracurricular and academic programs, technology, and safe school facilities. The guidance shares how OCR investigates resource disparities and what states, districts, and schools can do to meet their civil rights obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Learn more (PDF, 37 pages).

  • October 27, 2014
    Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Issues 2013 Report
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ)

    This report (PDF, 32 pages) makes recommendations to the President, Congress, and OJJDP on four areas of major concern to the juvenile justice community: evidence-based youth justice practices, youth engagement, youth justice and schools, and youth justice and disproportionate minority contact. These recommendations were formed through research and reviews by FACJJ’s expert subcommittees and through feedback from state advisory groups, state juvenile justice specialists, and state disproportionate minority contact coordinators. Learn more (PDF, 32 pages). 

  • October 27, 2014
    ED Launches First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students
    Agencies/Departments: White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE); Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    WHIAIANE and OCR are launching the first-ever school environment listening tour to gather information from schools and communities on ways to better meet the unique needs of Native American students. Beginning October 10, 2014, the tour will stop in Wisconsin, Michigan, Oklahoma, New York, California, Alaska, and Washington state. It will gather feedback on issues related to the school environment, such as bullying, discipline, and offensive imagery and symbolism. The information gathered will be used to shape future steps to ensure that Native American students receive a high-quality education. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Keep Your Child from Getting Enterovirus D68
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    In light of increased reports of Enterovirus D68 in 2014, this infographic from the CDC explains how parents can protect their children from contracting the disease. Tips include avoiding close contact with sick people, cleaning surfaces, and staying home when sick. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Farm to School Planning Toolkit
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

    The USDA’s new Farm to School Planning Toolkit guides users through multiple farm to school topics, including building a team, buying local food, school gardening, and food safety. The guide also features tips, examples, and links to resources and related research. The guide is designed for use by schools, school districts, and community partners. Learn more

  • October 27, 2014
    Support for Colleges to Assess and Enhance Mental Health Programming
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    The Jed and Clinton Foundation Health Matters Campus Program helps colleges and universities promote emotional well-being, improve mental health programming, reduce substance abuse, and prevent suicide. This program results from a partnership between the Jed Foundation and the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Matters Initiative. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Materials from the National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students; National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments

    Date: October 6-7, 2014
    The National Leadership Summit on School Discipline and Climate provided an opportunity for state and local teams of educators, judicial and court staff, child welfare stakeholders, law enforcement personnel, community members, and youth to share best practices, deepen partnerships, and develop concrete steps to advance school discipline and juvenile justice reform in their communities. Materials from this Summit — including presentations, resources, worksheets, and state and local data — are available online. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    How to Make Student Loan Payments Based on Your Income
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    Income-driven repayment plans allow borrowers to adjust their student loan payments based on how much they earn. This blog post explains how income-driven repayment plans work, how monthly payments are calculated, and how income-driven repayment relates to loan forgiveness. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Transportation (DOT)

    DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities through a comprehensive approach that addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety, and data collection. This 18-month campaign will produce multiple resources to help communities build streets that are safer for walking, bicycling, and taking public transportation. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries – Costly but Preventable
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention; Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

    More than 2.5 million Americans went to the emergency department (ED) for crash-related injuries in 2012 — and nearly 200,000 were then hospitalized. On average, each crash-related ED visit costs approximately $3,300, and each hospitalization costs approximately $57,000 over a person's lifetime. The October 2014 issue of “Vital Signs” and the accompanying factsheet illustrate the prevalence of nonfatal crashes and the economic burden of such crashes to individuals, employers, and society. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Remembering Those Who Have Died Because of Smoking
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention; Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

    Since the Surgeon General released the first report on smoking and health 50 years ago, an estimated 20 million people have died in the United States due to smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. The CDC launched an online memorial for friends and family members of those who have lost their lives due to a smoking-related illness to post photos and messages in their honor. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Network

    “Helping Youth After Community Trauma: Tips for Educators” (PDF, 1 page) provides insight into how students may react after a traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or a death in the school community, and how educators can help. Learn more (PDF, 1 page).

  • October 27, 2014
    Attorney General Holder Announces Launch of Smart on Juvenile Justice Initiative
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    OJJDP’s Smart on Juvenile Justice initiative supports three grant programs that promote juvenile justice system reforms, provide training and technical assistance to juvenile justice prosecutors, and address racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    The Other 4-Year Degree
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Labor

    This blog post by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez discusses the importance of apprenticeships for people preparing for the workforce and the Obama administration’s commitment to promoting apprenticeships in high-growth industries. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Bullying and Civil Rights: An Overview of School Districts’ Federal Obligation to Respond to Harassment
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; National Training and Technical Assistance Center

    This archived webinar addresses the obligations of school districts to respond, per federal anti-discrimination laws, to allegations of harassment in a quick and thorough manner. Inappropriate and appropriate responses are discussed, as well as steps to take if harassment continues. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Featured Topic: 1 Photo. 6 Words. #VetoViolence
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Violence Prevention; Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

    1 Photo, 6 Words #VetoViolence is a social media campaign honoring the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Participants are invited to show their commitment to preventing intimate partner violence by submitting six words and a photo or unique image that promotes healthy relationships, illustrates an America without violence, or celebrates the VAWA. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Across the Lifecourse
    Agencies/Departments: Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC)

    In April 2014, the Board on Children, Youth, and Families of the IOM and the NRC held a workshop titled “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth Across the Lifecourse.” The resulting report (PDF, 8 pages) summarizes this workshop, which brought together representatives of key sectors involved in bullying prevention to (a) identify the conceptual models and interventions that have proven effective in decreasing bullying, (b) examine models that could increase protective factors and mitigate the negative effects of bullying, and (c) explore the appropriate roles of different groups in preventing bullying. Other resources from the meeting, such as videos and presentations, are also available. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).

  • October 27, 2014
    Operation Homefront Seeks Military Child of the Year Nominations
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Defense

    Nomination Deadline: December 12, 2014
    Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that provides support to service members and their families, is seeking nominations for the 2015 Military Child of the Year Awards. Operation Homefront will present an award to a military child from each branch: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Winners will be honored at a gala in Washington, D.C., and will receive $5,000 and a laptop computer. Learn more.

  • October 27, 2014
    SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    This paper introduces SAMHSA’s concept of trauma and offers a framework for how an organization, system, or service sector can become trauma informed by integrating the perspectives of researchers, practitioners, and people with experience of trauma. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    Join the Blogging Challenge to End Youth Homelessness!
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

    NCFY’s Blogging Challenge to End Youth Homelessness encourages bloggers to publish posts that address youth homelessness. Winning posts will be featured on the NCFY website. This effort is a part of the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s campaign to recognize 40 years of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    SAMHSA’s KSOC-TV: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Date: October 27, 2014, 2 - 3 p.m. EST
    This webisode will explore the principles of a trauma-informed approach and trauma-specific interventions designed to address the consequences of trauma among children, youth, and families. Learn more.

  • October 24, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    Application Date: October 31, 2014
    Six sites will have the opportunity to receive instruction on the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice, developed to educate juvenile justice staff about adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth. OJJDP and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation jointly support this initiative. Learn more.

  • October 22, 2014
    National Forum Expanding to Five Additional Cities
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced the expansion of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to five additional cities: Long Beach, California; Cleveland, Ohio; Louisville, Kentucky; Seattle, Washington; and Baltimore, Maryland. Each city will receive an initial set of planning grants to begin the work that has been so successful in the original Forum cities. Each city will be eligible for additional support once they develop comprehensive plans for coordinating resources, engaging in community outreach, and involving new stakeholders. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    Save the Date: Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health Services
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Date: November 12, 2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
    A listening session will be held to gather feedback on developing the criteria for the Demonstration Programs to Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014), which seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. Registrants can attend via live webcast or in person at SAMHSA’s office in Rockville, Maryland. Registration for this event is forthcoming. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Pledge to Expand Outreach Efforts on Ways to Reduce Student Loan Debt through Public Service
    Agencies/Departments: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

    The Peace Corps and CNCS have pledged to help public servants and national service participants, including Peace Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps members, to reduce their student loan debt by sharing options for managing student loan debt with applicants, volunteers, and employees. The Peace Corps has launched a new web portal and public education campaign to help current, future, and returned volunteers understand the benefits that may be available to them to help manage their student loans if they choose public service. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    Take Action Today: How Families and Students Can Take the Lead in Creating Safer School Environments
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    In this blog, Mary Pat King (director of programs and partnerships at the National Parent Teacher Association[PTA]) discusses the Connect for Respect initiative, which helps local PTAs build positive school climates that can facilitate healthy relationships and prevent bullying. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    Department of Justice Launches National Violence Reduction Network
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice

    The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is a new national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities across the country. Announced by Attorney General Eric Holder at the VRN Kickoff Summit, the Network will help localities access a broad spectrum of resources from the Department of Justice, empowering the federal government to strengthen partnerships and collaboratively tackle persistent challenges caused by violent crime. The partnering cities are Camden, New Jersey; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Oakland/Richmond, California; and Wilmington, Delaware. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    #EndYouthHomelessness
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)

    According to estimates from the National Alliance to End Homelessness, up to 550,000 young people are homeless for more than a week each year. A new website developed by FYSB illustrates how the programs operate through the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act help to meet the needs of homeless youth and young adults and contribute to the goal of ending youth homelessness by 2020. Share your support for ending youth homelessness by posting a photo of yourself that features the hashtag #EndYouthHomelessness. Learn more

  • October 20, 2014
    Suicide is Preventable: A Message from the Acting U.S. Surgeon General
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    Acting Surgeon General RADM Boris D. Lushniak speaks on the importance of suicide prevention in support of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline "PreVENTable" video campaign. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    SAMHSA's 2015–2018 Strategic Plan
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    SAMHSA’s new strategic plan, Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015-2018, outlines how SAMHSA will continue to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, expand prevention efforts, promote emotional health and wellness, increase access to effective treatment, and support recovery. The plan outlines six strategic initiatives for meeting SAMHSA’s mission, new and existing goals, and vision. The plan was developed with input from SAMHSA’s Executive Leadership Team and staff, a diverse group of stakeholders, and the public. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    ED Announces National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education (ED)

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools will be honored at a recognition ceremony November 10-11 in Washington, D.C. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    Receipt of Reproductive Health Services Among Sexually Experienced Persons Aged 15–19 Years — National Survey of Family Growth, United States, 2006–2010
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    This report analyzes 2006-2010 data from the National Survey of Family Growth to estimate the proportion of sexually experienced young people, ages 15-19, who received reproductive services during the past year. Results show that the majority of teens received a reproductive health service from a health care provider in the past 12 months and those with insurance coverage who received formal sex education and who spoke with a parent or guardian about any reproductive or sexual health topic, had the highest prevalence of receiving services. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    6 Things You MUST Know About Repaying Your Student Loans
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    This blog post can help borrowers think through important steps and items to consider when repaying student loans, including when, how, and whom to pay. Learn more.

  • October 20, 2014
    President Obama Announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge
    Agencies/Departments: The White House

    The My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge encourages communities to implement cradle-to-college-and-career strategies aimed at improving life outcomes for all young people. Cities, tribal nations, towns, and counties will be charged with building and executing robust plans to ensure that all young people can achieve their full potential. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Adolescents Play a Key Role in Their Own ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    The increased frequency of diagnosis in the past 10 years of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children prompted a review of diagnostic and treatment guidelines for ADHD that resulted in new recommended best practices for evaluating and treating adolescents with ADHD. These guidelines point to a need for adolescents with ADHD to take an active role in their own diagnosis and treatment. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    New Data Show a Lower Percentage of Students Defaulting on Federal Student Loans
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education (ED)

    ED has announced that, for students who entered repayment in FY 2011, the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 13.7%. This drop is seen in all sectors of higher education, including public, private, and for-profit institutions. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    It’s On Us to Stop Sexual Assault
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services

    It is on all of us to prevent and stop sexual assault. Taking the It’s On Us pledge is a commitment to get in the way before it happens, to get a friend home safely, and to not blame the victim. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Ad Council, FEMA, and Disney launch “Big Hero 6” PSAs to Encourage Emergency Preparedness for Kids
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Research shows that it is important to educate and empower young people to prepare for disasters. New public service announcements from FEMA, the Ad Council, and Disney feature leading characters from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming film “Big Hero 6,” who reinforce the importance of communication and planning in advance for disasters. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    HHS Announces $99 Million in New Grants to Improve Mental Health Services for Young People
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    As part of the President and Vice President’s Now is the Time plan to reduce gun violence and increase access to mental health services, HHS and SAMHSA announced the award of $99 million to train new mental health providers, help teachers and others recognize mental health issues in youth and connect them to help, and increase access to mental health services for young people. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Domestic Abuse: Information from the Department of Justice
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

    Domestic abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economical, and/or psychological. In light of recent events in the news, the Department of Justice is sharing information about domestic abuse and urging those affected by domestic violence to get help by calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Reducing Sodium in Children's Diets
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Approximately nine in 10 children, ages 6-18 eat too much sodium daily. One in six children has raised blood pressure, an issue that can be improved by eating a healthy diet low in sodium. Tips for parents on improving the health of children include modeling healthy eating and buying the lowest sodium food options at the grocery store. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Coming Soon: New Suicide Prevention App From SAMHSA
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)

    In January, SAMHSA will release a new Suicide Safe app that will help care and health providers integrate suicide prevention strategies into their practice to reduce suicide risk among patients. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    What Innovative Things Are Your Local Schools Doing?
    Agencies/Departments: The White House

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan wants to hear from you: What innovative things are your local schools doing? Share cutting-edge programs that your schools are running, or programs you would like to see them run. Your comments could be featured on the White House blog. Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    These Online High Schools Didn’t Make the Grade
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Homeland Security, Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    FTC has charged companies known as “diploma mills” for selling fake high school diplomas that they promise can be used to apply for college and employment. Users may be dealing with a diploma mill if the company states that they charge a flat fee; can provide a diploma in months, weeks, or days; require little or no coursework; or can offer a degree solely for “work or life experience.” Learn more.

  • October 6, 2014
    Research Roundup: What Leads Homeless Youth to Have Run-ins With the Law?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    Three recent studies seek to identify possible risk factors for criminal justice involvement among runaway and homeless youth, including substance use, length of time living on the streets, and childhood trauma history. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    OJJDP and UNITY Promote Today’s Native Leaders Initiative at National Conference
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    From June 28 to July 3, 2014, approximately 1,400 American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the United States convened in Portland, Oregon, for the 2014 National United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY) Conference. At the conference, staff from OJJDP and UNITY educated youth about Today’s Native Leaders (PDF, 2 pages), a new initiative that will offer tribal youth leadership training in seven regions over the next three years. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Know It 2 Own It: Teaching and Learning About Disability Rights
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education (ED)

    “Know It 2 Own It” is a campaign to encourage Americans to learn more about the disability rights movement and the Americans with Disabilities Act. As the school year progresses, educators can teach students about disability rights and famous Americans with disabilities who have contributed to society. In a new video from ED, Rebecca Cokley, Executive Director for the National Council on Disability, describes how she became involved in the disability rights movement as a child, what she thinks are the most important messages for young people with disabilities, and why she is committed to mentoring others. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2013
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau

    Released by the Census Bureau, “Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance in the United States in 2013” illustrates key indicators of poverty and family income. The report shows that the overall poverty rate fell 14.5% in 2013, and the poverty rate for people under age 18 fell 1.9% from 2012 to 2013, which is equivalent to 1.4 million young people lifted out of poverty. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Help CDC Improve WISQARS
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease for Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Help the CDC improve the web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) by completing a 10-minute online survey. Data collected from the survey will be used to enhance the design and functionality of WISQARS. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    “It Changed My Life Forever”: Our Job Corps Stories
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Labor

    Job Corps graduates share how their participation in the program helped them overcome adversity and succeed in their own way. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Use of Selected Clinical Preventive Services to Improve the Health of Infants, Children, and Adolescents — United States, 1999-2011
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    A recent report from the CDC finds that infants, children, and adolescents in the United States did not receive key clinical preventive services that have the potential to improve their health. The report also points to disparities in access and use of these services by demographics, geography, and health care coverage status. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Meeting the Unique Needs of Families
    Agencies/Departments: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

    In a recent blog post, Laura Green Zeilinger, USICH Executive Director, illustrates the experience of family homelessness and the services and supports that can be effective in helping families, including coordinated assessment, transitional housing, and rapid re-housing. Learn more, and visit the National Center on Family Homelessness website.

  • September 29, 2014
    National Drug Facts Week Dates Announced
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Dates: January 26 - February 1, 2015
    National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is an annual opportunity for communities to hold events that aim to educate young people and shatter myths about drugs. NIDA offers an online guide that can help communities plan and host NDFW events, and the NIDA for Teens website features online resources for students related to drugs and neuroscience. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Get Smart About Drugs
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

    The DEA re-launched the Get Smart About Drugs website. The redesigned site is intended for families and educators. It features information about different kinds of drugs and associated paraphernalia, trends and statistics related to substances and their use, teens and drug use, the consequences of using drugs, and how the public can be involved in drug prevention and awareness. Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Educational Resources for New Arrivals and DACA Students
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    The Department of Education has created a website dedicated to providing information and resources to young people who have recently arrived in the United States and young adults who have received, or plan to apply for, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Learn more.

  • September 29, 2014
    Calling Future Change Agents: USICH Internships
    Agencies/Departments: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

    Graduate students and high-performing undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for an internship with USICH, the interagency body that coordinates the federal government’s efforts to reduce and end homelessness in the United States. Interns will be responsible for researching, writing, coordinating events, analyzing data, managing websites, and more. Multiple intern positions are available across the various teams, including policy, national initiatives, communications, and executive office. Learn more.

  • September 24, 2014
    Live Spanish Hangout on Business Tips for Young Entrepreneurs
    Agencies/Departments: Small Business Administration

    Date: September 25, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST
    The Small Business Administration and GobiernoUSA.gov will host a Google Hangout in Spanish to offer business tips for young entrepreneurs. The live Hangout will help budding young entrepreneurs who are looking for tips on how to start a new business. Participants will get insight from young entrepreneur who will answer questions about getting started. Hangout participants can submit questions by email to learning@sba.gov or tweet questions using hashtag #jovenesempresarios. No registration is needed to participate. Learn more. Aprender más.

  • September 23, 2014
    National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Back to School Resources
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

    NCTSN is offering resources for school personnel that can help them understand trauma and better serve children and youth who have experienced traumatic events. Topics include psychological and behavioral impacts of trauma, responding to school crises, psychological first aid, bullying and cyberbullying, the benefits of implementing trauma-informed services in schools, and more. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Substance Use and Mental Health Estimates from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Overview of Findings
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    This report contains the first release of data (PDF, 8 pages) from the “2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” The data provide estimates of the prevalence of substance abuse and mental illness in the United States as well as information about the need for and barriers to treatment. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).

  • September 23, 2014
    New Information: Performance Partnership Pilots (P3)
    Agencies/Departments: Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services; Corporation for National and Community Service; Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Newly released information is available regarding Performance Partnership Pilots (P3), which were authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (the Act) to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. The Frequently Asked Questions were updated, and two ”Additional Presentations” that reiterate the initial design considerations for P3 were added. The P3 solicitation is anticipated to be released in early fall 2014. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    OJJDP's Model Programs Guide Adds Three Literature Reviews
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide added three new literature reviews: (1) ”Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children/Sex Trafficking” (PDF, 16 pages); (2) ”LGBTQ Youths in the Juvenile Justice System” (PDF, 13 pages); and (3) ”Alternatives to Detention and Confinement” (PDF, 7 pages). The literature reviews provide practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on more than 40 juvenile justice topics and programs. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Updated 2014 School Health Index
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Alliance for a Healthier Generation

    The 2014 School Health Index is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to guide obesity prevention and health promotion efforts. The tool is a product of CDC and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education; National Center for Homeless Education

    “Sex Trafficking of Minors: What Schools Need to Know to Recognize and Respond to the Trafficking of Students” (PDF, 9 pages) aims to help educators better understand sex trafficking of minors. The report provides suggestions for how to respond and information on how State Coordinators for Homeless Education and local homeless education liaisons can assist state and school district efforts to address trafficking. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages).

  • September 23, 2014
    Share: The Framework to End Youth Homelessness
    Agencies/Departments: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

    USICH developed an infographic that illustrates the Framework to End Youth Homelessness. The framework calls on agencies and systems to collaborate to achieve better youth outcomes in housing, permanent connections, education and employment, and wellbeing. It focuses on improving data quality and collection and building capacity for service delivery. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative
    Agencies/Departments: World Health Organization

    ”Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative” provides an overview of the most recent data on suicide and suicide prevention and shares evidence-based approaches to suicide prevention. The report also promotes a collaborative, national approach to suicide prevention. Learn more, and read the new youth topic on Preventing Youth Suicide from FindYouthInfo.gov.

  • September 23, 2014
    Primary Sources: Researchers Propose Key Role for Schools in Meeting Mental Health Needs of Homeless Students
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    An article recently published in the Children and Youth Services Review argues that school systems provide an ideal place to address the mental health needs of homeless students and that schools and mental health providers should collaborate in using a multi-tiered system of support. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Focusing on ADHD
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health

    Intended for parents, this article provides science-based information about children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), including types of ADHD, symptoms, the role of brain development, and effective treatment approaches. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Research Roundup: Delving Into Tough Questions About Teen Pregnancy
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    Three recent studies explore factors related to teen pregnancy. They cover such topics as experience with abuse, feelings of hopelessness; measures of self-worth and their correlation with pregnancy; and the attitudes, behaviors, and experiences that influence teen boys’ decisions to remain abstinent. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    National Violent Death Reporting System
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    The CDC’s National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) is the only state-based surveillance system that gathers data on violent deaths from multiple sources and puts that data into a usable, anonymous database. States and communities can use the NVDRS to guide local violence prevention efforts and monitor progress. Learn more

  • September 23, 2014
    Building Financial Capability in Youth Employment Programs
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF); Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

    CFPB and ACF partnered to produce Building Financial Capability in Youth Employment Programs. This report provides an overview of the valuable lessons drawn from a 2013 roundtable of national and local leaders from promising programs that CFPB convened in collaboration with other federal agencies on the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. The roundtable focused on three important components: integrating financial education into youth employment programs, establishing partnerships with employers, and identifying effective strategies to collaborate with financial institutions. Learn more.

  • September 23, 2014
    Webinar: Suicide Prevention for Alaska Native Communities
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

    Date: September 23, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
    Presenters will provide an overview of suicide in Alaska and describe strategies to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives. Learn more.

  • September 19, 2014
    Media-Smart Youth (MSY) Teen Leaders Program
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Child Health and Development (NICHD)

    Application Deadline: October 24, 2014
    NICHD is accepting applications from young adults ages 15- 20 for its Media Smart Youth (MSY) Teen Leaders Program. MSY is a 10-lesson curriculum that explores media, nutrition, and physical activity. Teen leaders carry out the program from start to finish. In return, they gain leadership experience, community service hours, and recognition from the NIH, plus training and $1,000 for program expenses. Applications are due October 24. Learn more.

  • August 5, 2014
    AANAPISIs: Serving a Critical AAPI Student Population
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    This blog post outlines the issues discussed at a recent meeting that Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander education stakeholders. At the meeting, attendees requested a clear statement that Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs) are indeed in the same class of institutions as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority-serving institutions under the Higher Education Act (HEA). In response to these concerns, the Department updated its website, recommending listing AANAPISIs along with the other classes of schools delineated under HEA. Learn more.  

  • July 15, 2014
    Applications Available: OAH Unpaid Graduate Student Internship Program
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

    OAH is seeking applicants for the OAH Unpaid Graduate Student Internship Program (PDF, 4 pages) for fall 2014, winter 2014-2015, and summer 2015. Interns will work across three divisions, under the guidance of senior OAH staff, assisting with meaningful projects relevant to their area of interest and level of experience. Tasks may include working on policy papers, research briefs, literature reviews, reports, website content, meetings, and events. All interns will be expected to complete a project related to their area of interest and provide a final presentation to OAH that highlights the work they have done. Application deadlines: fall, July 21, 2014; winter, November 3, 2014; summer, March 2, 2015. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages). 

  • July 7, 2014
    Request for Information on Significant Disproportionality
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    Comment Deadline: July 21, 2014
    The Department of Education is requesting public comment on the actions that the Department should take to address significant disproportionality in special education based on race and ethnicity. The Department would like input on actions related to (1) identifying, placing, and disciplining children with disabilities and (2) ensuring that funds reserved for comprehensive, coordinated early intervention services under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are used to effectively address significant disproportionality. Learn more.

  • January 29, 2014
    Webinar: Examining Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) for Asian/Pacific Islander Youth: Strategies to Effectively Address DMC
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), State Training and Technical Assistance Center

    Date: January 30, 2014; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
    This webinar will focus on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth in the juvenile justice system. Andrea Coleman, OJJDP’s DMC Coordinator, will discuss the unique characteristics of API youth, their rates of DMC and the stereotypes that lead to their contact with the system, and strategies for effectively working with this diverse population. Learn more.  

  • January 22, 2014
    Webinar: Effective Youth Diversion Strategies for Law Enforcement
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    Date: January 23, 2014; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
    This webinar, presented by OJJDP in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, will focus on youth diversion programs. Panelists will discuss program development, implementation challenges, and successes, and will highlight strategies that law enforcement agencies can consider when creating or enhancing a diversion program. Learn more.

  • January 14, 2014
    Webinar: Drilling Down: An Analytical Look at EBP Resources
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center

    Date: February 6, 2014; 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
    This webinar will feature a discussion of the major evidence-based practice resources available to juvenile justice professionals and a comparison of rating systems. Presenters will explore the research presented, discuss how to apply it in daily work, and encourage practitioners in the field to be critical consumers of research evidence. Learn more.  

  • January 14, 2014
    Webinar: Underage Drinking Laws: How Are We Doing and Where Are We Going?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center

    Date: January 23, 2014; 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
    This webinar will provide an overview of national efforts to reduce underage drinking, effective strategies to address this issue, and the work of law enforcement agencies to expand the reach of their efforts while building upon established practices. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    White House Student Film Festival
    Agencies/Departments: White House

    Submission Deadline: January 29, 2014
    K–12 students across the country are invited to participate in the first-ever White House Student Film Festival. Students should submit 1- to 3-minute short videos that highlight how they use technology in their classroom or school or the role that technology will play in education in the future. Finalists will have the opportunity to attend a screening of their films at the White House and have their films posted on the White House website. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    December Is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month
    Agencies/Departments: Office of National Drug Control Policy

    National Impaired Driving Prevention Month is a time to spread awareness of the risks, and strengthening efforts to prevent drugged driving. This blog post highlights the potential fatal outcomes of drugged driving and highlights the efforts of individuals, communities, and states to work toward improving safety. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    I Am Indian Country: eBook Contest for Native American Youth

    Submission Deadline: January 31, 2014
    We R Native and Reconnecting the Circle invite American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawai‘ian youth, ages 13–24, to submit an essay, a photo, a graphic, an illustration, a video, or an audio recording that illustrates their cultural values. The top ten entries will be awarded $100 in cash prizes, and all submissions will be featured in an eBook, the weRnative blog, the Reconnecting the Circle website, and other content platforms. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    SAMHSA’S Prevention Day: February 3, 2014
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    SAMHSA will hold its annual Prevention Day on February 3, 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland, in conjunction with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum. With the theme “The Power of Prevention: Strengthening Behavioral Health and Public Health for the Next Decade,” Prevention Day will feature speakers, plenaries, and workshops that will provide information on effective programs and the latest prevention-related developments in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    Funding Opportunity: Environmental Education Grants
    Agencies/Departments: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    Application Deadline: February 4, 2014
    The EPA seeks grant proposals from local education agencies, colleges or universities, state education or environmental agencies, tribal education agencies, 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations, and noncommercial educational broadcasting entities working in education to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop knowledgeable and responsible students, teachers, and citizens. Learn more.

  • January 3, 2014
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: January 20, 2013
    Agencies/Departments: Corporation for National and Community Service

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, to be held on January 20, 2013, marks an opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy by serving their community. Learn about service projects in your area, plan your own event, and share your organization’s plans for the day.

  • December 17, 2013
    Call for New Ideas and Innovations in Higher Education
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2014
    In support of President Obama’s agenda to combat rising college costs, the Secretary of Education will use his statutory authority under the Higher Education Act (HEA) to grant waivers from specific Title IV, HEA statutory or regulatory requirements to allow a limited number of postsecondary educational institutions to participate in experiments to test alternative methods for administering the Title IV, HEA programs. These experimental sites will test new ideas that shine a light on innovative practices that can accelerate innovation, remove regulatory hurdles, and simplify pathways to higher education. The Department of Education is requesting that the public, including the higher education community and others with a stake in a more educated workforce and society, submit ideas for experimental sites. Submissions should also include data on the outcomes of the proposed alternatives and reasonable assessments of what would have happened under the existing requirements. Learn more.

  • December 6, 2013
    Bright Idea: A Free Teen Clinic Reduces Barriers to Health Care
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    This article highlights the work of Tulane’s Drop-In Clinic, which provides free medical care to teens in New Orleans. It shares some of the best practices that have helped the clinic successfully reduce barriers and connect youth to care. Learn more.

  • December 6, 2013
    Five Key Ways the Affordable Care Act Affects Young People
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

    This blog post links to multiple resources that can help youth-serving programs understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects youth, including homeless and runaway youth. The post also provides some of the highlights from a recent webinar that discussed what youth and youth workers need to know about the ACA. Learn more.

  • December 6, 2013
    Preliminary Data Show Signs of Improvement Among High School Graduation Rates
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    Data released on states’ graduation rates in 2011–2012 show that 16 states reported graduation rates at or above 85 percent, an improvement from 9 states reporting these rates in 2010–2011. This is the second year for which all states used a common metric to report graduation rates, allowing greater uniformity, transparency, and comparisons between across states and districts. Learn more.  

  • December 6, 2013
    Addressing and Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    This blog post discusses the issue of sexual assault on college campuses and the damaging effects of sexual assault for victims and communities. The post also describes key elements of sexual assault prevention campaigns and provides links to resources from the Department of Justice created to aid in campus sexual assault prevention efforts. Learn more.

  • December 6, 2013
    FEMA Corps Members Graduate After 10 Months of Disaster Service
    Agencies/Departments: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

    After completing 10 months of intensive service to disaster survivors, including those from Hurricane Sandy and the Oklahoma tornados, 141 FEMA Corps members based at the Sacramento AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps campus were honored at graduation ceremonies. A partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and CNCS, FEMA Corps engages young people ages 18–24 in disaster response and recovery projects, thereby enhancing our nation’s response to disasters while expanding career opportunities for these young adults. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    2014 National Mentoring Summit
    Agencies/Departments: Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS); Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    Date: January 30 and 31, 2014
    Convened by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and host committee members―CNCS, the Harvard School of Public Health, OJJDP, and United Way Worldwide―the 2014 National Mentoring Summit will highlight evidence-based mentoring practices, innovative program models, and emerging research. Learn more.  

  • November 27, 2013
    Funding Opportunity: Youth CareerConnect
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Labor

    Application Deadline: January 27, 2014
    Through the Youth CareerConnect grant program, the Department of Labor in collaboration with the Department of Education will award $100 million in funding to provide high school students with the education and skills they need to pursue a successful career. The grants will also encourage school districts, colleges, the workforce investment system, and their partners to scale up evidence-based high school models that will transform the high school experience for young people. Learn more.  

  • November 27, 2013
    2012 School Health Profiles
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health

    The newly released 2012 School Health Profiles include information gathered through surveys conducted in 45 states, 16 large urban school districts, four territories, and two tribal governments on multiple measures related to school health. The report includes background information on the Profiles, a fact sheet on key 2012 results, and a fact sheet on each state, school district, territory, and tribal government on obesity, sexual risk behaviors, and tobacco use. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    OK2TALK: Help for Youth

    Developed by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured on MentalHealth.gov, OK2TALK is a new campaign that aims to encourage young people struggling with mental health challenges to talk about their experiences, without fear of stigma, and to create opportunities for open conversations in schools, in the workplace, and among families about mental health. The campaign includes TV and radio PSAs and an online community where youth can share their story by submitting creative content. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    How Are CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States Working to Improve Adolescent Health Care?
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    This article describes the work of 18 states, funded by the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program, to improve the quality of health care for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The barriers the states have encountered and strategies to address these barriers are discussed. The article also suggests actions that states can take to enhance adolescent health care. Learn more.  

  • November 27, 2013
    Six Ways You Can Help Youth During National Runaway Prevention Month—and Beyond
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

    In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can keep youth from running away and help them if they do run. Learn more.  

  • November 27, 2013
    4 Things to Do Before You Make Your First Student Loan Payment
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    This blog entry outlines the four things recent graduates should do as they prepare to make their first student loan payment: get organized, contact the loan servicer, estimate monthly payments, and select a repayment plan. Learn more.

  • November 27, 2013
    Understanding the Impact of Children’s Exposure to Violence in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice

    This blog entry describes the new task force created to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. This task force, which originated from the findings of the Defending Childhood Initiative, comprises a federal working group and an advisory committee of experts. It will hold its first hearing on December 9, 2013. Learn more.  

  • November 21, 2013
    2014 National Drug Facts Week: January 27–February 2, 2014
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    NIDA has officially opened registration for 2014 National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) (January 27–February 2, 2014), an annual observance with events across the country that connect young people with information about drug abuse. NIDA provides materials that can be used at events, as well as a toolkit that can help organizations plan their activities. Learn more and register your NDFW 2014 event.

  • November 21, 2013
    Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response

    This report introduces the Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters model, which promotes the effective coordination of the diverse systems and agencies that serve children and youth following a disaster. This model has been implemented in the wake of multiple recent disasters, including the Joplin, Missouri, tornado and Hurricane Sandy. It provides recommendations to states, tribes, territories, and communities about launching their own task forces and describes how the Administration for Children and Families can provide support. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).  

  • November 21, 2013
    Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Schools Safe!
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center

    This report examines new tools to gauge and prevent potential school crises and new uses for familiar technologies in school settings. It also highlights successful safety programs in urban and rural schools. Learn more (PDF, 82 pages).  

  • November 21, 2013
    Marijuana: Facts for Teens
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse

    This updated booklet can help teens learn the facts about marijuana, including its potential to lead to other drug use and its effect on different parts of the body. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages).

  • November 21, 2013
    National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    With the theme “Bring Our Missing Children Home,” the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest aims to increase awareness about child abduction. Students in grade 5 are invited to create posters that reflect the theme and to submit an application that describes the importance of collaboration in bringing missing children home safely. The winner from each state will be entered into a national competition, and the national winner, along with his or her parents and teacher, will be invited to Washington, DC, to participate in the Missing Children’s Day ceremony. Learn more.  

  • November 21, 2013
    Administration Holds Public Forums to Engage Stakeholders in Efforts to Improve College Affordability
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Education

    To gather public feedback about the Administration’s plan to address rising college costs, the Department of Education hosted three public forums across the country and will hold the final forum at Louisiana State University on November 21. Learn more about the forums and President Obama’s agenda to address the cost of higher education. 

  • November 21, 2013
    Research Brief: Young Adults and the Health Insurance Marketplace
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

    This research brief analyzes what young, uninsured Americans can expect to pay if they purchase insurance through the Insurance Marketplace, estimating that nearly 5 in 10 uninsured, single young adults who are eligible could pay $50 or less per month. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).   

  • November 21, 2013
    OAH Launches New Infographics Twitter Hashtag
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

    OAH will now use the hashtag #OAHPicks to highlight updates on new infographics related to the topic of adolescent health. Learn more.  

  • November 20, 2013
    Six Ways You Can Help Youth During National Runaway Prevention Month--and Beyond
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

    In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can youth from running away and helping them if they do run. Learn more.

  • November 20, 2013
    Communication Skills Building for Parents of Preteen Girls
    Agencies/Departments: Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (OWH)

    OWH developed the new Communication Skills Building program to help community organizations lead discussions with families and caregivers about improving their communication with their preteen and teen daughters. The free materials include facilitators’ guides, online videos, and tip sheets for parents to use with African-American and Hispanic communities. Learn more.