Announcements

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This technical assistance brief provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. Prepared by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the brief also includes a self-assessment tool and descriptions of two juvenile drug treatment courts that demonstrate a strong commitment to family engagement. Professionals working in juvenile drug treatment courts can use this brief to assess their current levels of family engagement and enhance their efforts to engage families. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

This toolkit describes evidence-based and promising models that span the HIV care continuum, as well as ideas for identifying and adapting interventions for people at risk for and living with HIV in rural communities. Developed by HRSA’s Rural Health Information Hub, this toolkit can help organizations in rural communities learn how to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain rural HIV/AIDS programs. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

These profiles describe the programs of 25 PAF grantees working in 17 states and with two tribes. Communities can use this information to evaluate what strategies may be successful in their settings. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This website guides local leaders and stakeholders through the process of establishing a School Responder Mode (SRM), a behavioral health response to school infractions that provides an alternative to exclusionary school discipline and justice system referral. Launched by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, this site outlines key steps in setting up a successful SRM and provides tools and resources to implement an SRM and gauge its progress. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This report (PDF, 18 pages) by NORC at the University of Chicago describes a study that measured the nature and scope of teen dating violence, including who perpetrates such violence and who has been victimized. The study found that approximately two thirds of youth who were in a relationship, or had been in one in the past year, reported they had been victimized (69%) or perpetrated violence (63%). Learn more (PDF, 18 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This fact sheet describes the specific bullying prevention needs of American Indian and Alaska Native communities and highlights effective school-based anti-bullying prevention strategies for this population. Developed by SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center, school professionals who work with youth in Indian Country can use this fact sheet to prevent, address, and respond to bullying through culture-based interventions. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

This policy guidance (PDF, 13 pages) describes some of the unmet challenges that system-involved youth and their families may face, and explores the potential impact of their engagement on the outcomes for youth at all points in the juvenile justice system. The guidance also describes OJJDP’s commitment to strengthening partnerships to effectively engage youth and their families and offers focus areas for states, tribes, and communities. Learn more (PDF, 13 pages). 

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

This update to CDC’s Dating Matters online training helps professionals working in the injury and violence prevention field learn about evaluating teen dating violence policies, how they impact the problem, and how to use findings to inform and strengthen public health efforts. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This guide (PDF, 3 pages) describes the role of an educator in responding to disclosures from students about sexual abuse in the school setting. Developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, this guide can help educators understand the responsibility to report abuse and support students, the consequences of inappropriate responses, how to support other students, and how to respond to the media. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Division of Youth

These lists of technical assistance resources help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders, and partners get prepared to successfully implement high-quality summer youth employment programs. Housed on ETA’s Youth Summer Jobs Community of Practice, these resources come from various entities, but the lessons learned are relevant to any program and can be used to enhance a summer youth employment program. Learn more.

Posted: April 18, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Date: Second Tuesday of Each Month, 1 p.m. ET
These monthly events allow Facebook users to ask CDC experts questions about concussion and brain injury safety among children and teens. Learn more.

Posted: February 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family & Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth

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.

Posted: January 31, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4-H

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.

Posted: January 1, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Don’t lose your quick links to this website! Findyouthinfo.gov is now youth.gov, and the automatic redirects will expire January 31, 2017. Please update your links and bookmarks to the new URL (youth.gov) today!

Posted: November 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This report to Congress responds to recommendations for HHS contained in the March 2016 final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. It identifies areas in which the vision of HHS specifically overlaps with the Commission's recommendations and responds briefly to each of the individual recommendations that affect HHS. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 188 pages) examines the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. It features data on multiple indicators, including demographics of students, enrollment, achievement, student behaviors, high school completion, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education. Learn more (PDF, 188 pages). 

Posted: October 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy; National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

This guide describes strategies postsecondary professionals can use to assist all students, including those with disabilities, to develop personal competencies that will increase their chances of success. Learn more.

Posted: October 17, 2016
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

This webinar provides an overview of facility-wide multi-tiered Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports’ (PBIS) theoretical foundation, as well as key aspects of evidence-based best practices, data-driven decision-making, lessons learned, and implications for high-quality implementation of Tier I and Tier II interventions and supports. It also features youth sharing their personal experiences with PBIS in a juvenile justice setting. Learn more.

Posted: September 29, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This resource (PDF, 6 pages) describes the stark consequences of youth unemployment, especially among youth of color, and provides an overview of “what works” for youth workforce development. It highlights critical strategies and best practices, exemplars, and additional resources to support local practitioners’ efforts to develop and implement workforce development programs for young people in their communities. Learn more (PDF, 6 pages). 

Posted: September 7, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Violence Prevention

Ten new research awards will continue to build the evidence for preventing youth violence, sexual violence, and child abuse and neglect. Learn more.

  1. National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence Prevention
    Two new National Centers of Excellence in Youth Violence prevention will work with local health departments and community partners to develop, implement, and evaluate youth violence prevention strategies in high-risk neighborhoods.
  2. Evaluating Practice-Based Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Approaches from CDC’s Rape Prevention Education (RPE) Programs
    Five new awards will evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention strategies being implemented by, or planned for implementation with, CDC’s RPE Programs to prevent the perpetration of sexual violence.
  3. Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury
    Three new research awards will evaluate the effectiveness of policies and programs that provide economic and other support to high-risk families in order to prevent child abuse and neglect.