This resource highlights important messages, organized by month and season, which can be used to promote preparedness all year. Individuals engaged in preparedness efforts can adapt these materials to fit the needs of local areas in order to promote readiness and safety in their communities. Learn more.
This report presents the most recent estimates of expenditures by families on children annually across childhood and adolescence. The report indicates that a middle-income married-couple family will spend between $12,350 and $13,900 annually, or $233,610 from birth through age 17, on child-rearing expenses. Learn more.
This agenda (PDF, 96 pages), developed in collaboration with the National Indian Health Board, highlights how behavioral health challenges affect Native communities and describes strategies to reduce these problems and improve the behavioral health of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). Tribal leaders, tribal council members, tribal administrators, AI/AN health advocates, and federal agency representatives can use this resource to collaborate on actions to address the behavioral health needs of AI/ANs and to chart priorities for funding, programs, and policy decisions. Learn more (PDF, 96 pages).
This report describes the life and career outcomes reported by a sample of AmeriCorps alumni from 2005, 2010, and 2013. Alumni report their experiences with AmeriCorps improved their problem-solving skills, benefited and advanced their career path, helped them achieve their educational goals, and increased the likelihood they would be involved in their community post-service. Learn more.
This resource (PDF, 60 pages) describes research-based guidelines for juvenile drug treatment courts that serve youth with substance use disorders who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. Juvenile drug treatment court staff can use these guidelines to inform their practice as they strive to improve outcomes for these youth. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages).
This data access application allows users to analyze national, state, and local Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) data from 1991 to 2015. Researchers and other professionals can use this resource to filter and sort YRBSS data on the basis of race/ethnicity, sex, grade, sexual orientation, sex of sexual contacts, or site; and create customized tables, maps, and graphs, and perform statistical tests by site and health topic. Learn more.
This Dear Colleague Letter (PDF, 124 pages) describes restraint and seclusion, and the limits federal civil rights laws impose on the use of these practices by public schools. This resource, and an accompanying question and answer document (PDF, 2 pages), can help schools and school districts understand how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against students with disabilities. Learn more (PDF, 124 pages).
This resource guide (PDF, 52 pages) summarizes key requirements of Section 504, the federal law that provides a broad spectrum of protections for students against discrimination on the basis of disability, and explains how Section 504 applies in various situations within public elementary and secondary schools. This guide can help members of the school community better understand Section 504 and assist parents of students with disabilities in ensuring their children secure all the services they are entitled to receive. Learn more (PDF, 52 pages).
This webpage highlights federal efforts to prevent sexual violence (SV) on college campuses, information on SV prevention strategies, and CDC’s five-component framework for preventing SV. Higher education professionals and SV practitioners can use this information to plan and implement prevention strategies on college and university campuses. Learn more.
This webpage provides information on the 2016 Monitoring the Future Survey, an annual survey of drug use and attitudes among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders in the U.S. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many substances, including marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco, and the misuse of some prescription medications. Learn more.
This revised policy informs states about what they must submit to demonstrate compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, and to receive Formula Grant awards administered by OJJDP. States can use this information when applying for funding from OJJDP or submitting compliance monitoring information and data. Learn more.
This toolkit (PDF, 32 pages) highlights promising practices used by schools across the U.S. to increase college completion. With links to resources and stories written by the institutions themselves, the toolkit can help colleges and universities as they seek to promote student degree completion. Learn more (PDF, 32 pages).
This resource (PDF, 58 pages) defines sexual abuse, describes steps parent can take if their child discloses sexual abuse, dispels myths about sexual abuse, and details the impact of sexual abuse on children. This compilation of handouts, fact sheets, and questions & answers developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network can help parents and caregivers understand how to protect their children from — and how to help children who have experienced — sexual abuse. Learn more (PDF, 58 pages).
This literature review (PDF, 24 pages) provides an overview of intentional gun violence involving youth, aged 10-24, in the U.S., including homicides, nonfatal injuries, suicides, community violence, and school violence/shootings. It includes information on the scope of the problem, risk and protective factors, policy research on guns, guns as a public health issue, and evidence-based practices and programs to reduce gun violence. Learn more (PDF, 24 pages).
This report provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of U.S. education, from pre-kindergarten through graduate school. Topics outlined in the report, which is the 51st in the series, include the participation of students, teachers, and faculty in educational institutions; student performance; the numbers of high school graduates and postsecondary degrees; and expenditures on education. Learn more.
This technical package (PDF, 64 pages) highlights six youth violence prevention strategies that represent the best available evidence on preventing youth violence and its consequences. It also articulates a select set of strategies and approaches to achieve the vision of CDC’s national initiative, Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere. Communities and states can use this resource to guide and inform decision-making related to youth violence prevention efforts. Learn more (PDF, 64 pages).
This website provides articles highlighting resources on research, program strategies, federal news, and funding opportunities. Articles include coverage of important decreases in homelessness and the 2017 Point in Time Count, free online training on Pathways to Adulthood, and a free tool to assess LGBTQ inclusiveness in homeless youth-serving agencies. Learn more.
This article describes the challenges youth face with employability and provides a framework, designed as a one-stop-shop for employability information, including a checklist for youth to track the development of employability skills. Additionally, the article details example employability preparation programs 4-H offers youth to experience and practice employability skills. Learn more.