Date: June 26-30, 2017
Registration Deadline: June 9, 2017
This free conference will incorporate American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) culture, traditional learning strategies, and skill-building activities to educate AI/AN youth ages 13-19 years old, about the signs of suicide, healthy relationships, and more. Held at the Portland State University Native American Student and Community Center in Portland, Oregon, the conference will also feature four track choices, including digital storytelling, songwriting and production, leadership, and science/medical. Learn more.
Application Deadline: June 28, 2017
This program, under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, aims to develop the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences. Applications are invited for: professional development opportunities for K-14 teachers and education professionals, training of undergraduate students in research and extension, and fellowships for predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates. The informational webinar (PDF, 4 pages) will provide more details on this opportunity. Learn more.
This request for comments encourages users of the IDEA.gov website to provide feedback on the website’s resources and make suggestions for improvements to the site. IDEA.gov provides information and resources related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a law ensuring services to children with disabilities. Learn more.
This resource provides HIV/AIDS-related information and resources, reviewed and selected by expert information specialists from the NLM. Users can also search for information on specific populations, such as adolescents; those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; Native Americans; and substance users. Health professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and the general public can use AIDSource to access reliable information about AIDS research, statistics, treatment, and more. Learn more.
This guide (PDF, 4 pages) by the National Gang Center and Institute for Intergovernmental Research provides law enforcement with an overview of the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model, an evidence-based framework that offers strategies to help communities prevent and reduce gang violence. Law enforcement officers can use this guide to learn about the model's five core strategies, essential elements for implementing the model, advantages for using the model, and how they can introduce the model within their communities. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).
This guide (PDF, 8 pages) by Jobs for the Future provides an overview of key research, best practices, and funding sources to improve family engagement in schools. School staff can use this resource to learn new strategies for welcoming and working with families effectively. Learn more (PDF, 8 pages).
This guide (PDF, 43 pages) helps school and district leaders use data to better inform their use of disciplinary actions. Developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands Urban School Improvement Alliance, administrators can use this guide to determine whether disciplinary actions are disproportionately applied to some student subgroups and whether differences exist in student academic outcomes across the types of disciplinary actions that students receive. Schools and districts can also use the guide when designing and implementing their own analyses and when engaging in conversations with external researchers who are studying disciplinary data. Learn more (PDF, 43 pages).
This multi-volume descriptive report presents information from the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2012, a longitudinal study conducted over several decades to examine the characteristics, experiences, and post-high school outcomes of youth with an individualized education program (IEP). The report shows that, overall, youth with an IEP feel positive about school but are more likely than their peers to struggle academically and to lag behind in taking key steps toward postsecondary education and jobs. Learn more.
This study examined the accuracy of early warning indicators used by six Seattle-area school districts to identify students at risk of not graduating from high school. Published by Regional Education Laboratory Northwest, the report shows the indicators did not accurately identify many students who dropped out, especially newcomer English learner students, suggesting that school districts may want to examine the accuracy of their own indicators for different student populations. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 16 pages) provides information and tools for implementing asthma control programs in schools. Staff in state health departments and others interested in “asthma friendly schools” can use this resource to develop comprehensive asthma management programs for school settings. Learn more (PDF, 16 pages).
This report illustrates changes in several key characteristics of the teaching force between the 1987-1988 and 2011-2012 school years, including the number of teachers, the level of teaching experience, and the racial/ethnic diversity of the teaching force. The report focuses on how these demographic changes varied across different types of teachers and schools. Learn more.
This archived webinar series features four hour-long technical web-based trainings that address how to improve or sustain indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs within schools or school districts. School professionals can use this training to learn about the implementation of a successful framework for IAQ management, critical actions needed to address building-related environmental health, and the use of tools in the School IAQ Assessment Mobile App to identify and prioritize IAQ improvements. Learn more.
This series of fact sheets describes complex trauma and provides recommendations for a variety of audiences on how to support youth. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Complex Trauma and Developmental Trauma Disorder Work Group, the fact sheets include:
- Complex Trauma: Facts for Directors, Administrators, and Staff in Residential Settings (PDF, 6 pages) — Gives information for staff in Residential Treatment Centers on how to understand behavior through a trauma lens and provides recommendations on trauma-informed residential policies, staff training and self-care, and the developmental and educational needs of youth.
- Complex Trauma: Facts for Treatment Staff in Residential Settings (PDF, 4 pages) — Provides general guidelines for treatment providers on using a holistic, multidisciplinary, multi-level approach to address the needs of youth with complex trauma in Residential Treatment settings.
- Complex Trauma: In Urban African-American Children, Youth, and Families (PDF, 4 pages) — Describes the specific barriers that African Americans face in obtaining needed services and offers ideas for providers on building supportive relationships with African-American children and families who have experienced complex trauma.
- Complex Trauma: In Juvenile Justice System-Involved Youth (PDF, 7 pages) — Describes the path from complex trauma exposure to involvement in the juvenile justice system and presents recommendations for judges and juvenile justice program administrators, parents and family members, and adults who supervise youth.
Observance Date: May 2017
This event is an annual observance that acknowledges foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. This year's theme is "Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families.” The 2017 NCFM website, by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, provides free resources and tools to help identify, develop, and support current foster and kinship caregivers. Learn more.
This helpline provides accessible safety planning, crisis counseling, and culturally relevant referrals for Native survivors of domestic and dating violence. Developed by FYSB’s Family Youth Prevention and Services Program, the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, this hotline is the first to provide culturally-appropriate, anonymous, confidential service specifically for Native American survivors. The helpline is 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) and is operational 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday. Learn more.
This report from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides state-level data from the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System on reports of abuse and neglect made to child protective services (CPS) agencies, the children involved, types of maltreatment, CPS responses, child and caregiver risk factors, services, and perpetrators. Learn more.
This report (PDF, 21 pages) highlights the nexus between domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking. Developed by FYSB’s Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) and the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, the report shares information and recommendations from a roundtable hosted by FVPSA. The roundtable addressed models and strategies to deliver survivor-centered, trauma-informed services, policies that sustain coordination, and capacity building across federal, state, national, and local agencies and systems. Learn more (PDF, 21 pages).