Announcements

Posted: September 6, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of Adolescent Health; Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau

This website provides a systematic review of teen pregnancy prevention literature and identifies effective programs that reduce teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, and associated sexual risk behaviors. Users can access a database of studies and learn more about programs that might be a good fit in their communities. Learn more.

Posted: September 6, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

This report estimates the number of uninsured, currently sexually active women in need of contraceptive service at the state and sub-state levels, and maps that highlight areas where mosquitoes that can spread Zika are common and where family planning services are available. Learn more.

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This report summarizes existing evidence on 49 family intervention strategies, identified through a literature review, to prevent youth homelessness or reunify or reconnect youth experiencing homelessness with family. Learn more.

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation

This brief (PDF, 9 pages) uses data collected for the Family Options Study of families in emergency shelters to examine the well-being of adolescents who stayed in the shelters 20 months following their experience. Adolescents who were recently homeless were found to have changed schools or missed school more frequently, which was associated with lower grades and motivation, and were shown to have more behavior problems than their peers nationally. Learn more (PDF, 9 pages).

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This fact sheet explores eligibility for health care coverage for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The fact sheet also provides information on subpopulations of youth who are likely to be eligible for health care coverage, which services are covered, and how to enroll. In addition, the fact sheet includes Medicaid and CHIP income eligibility levels for each state. Learn more.

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This brief (PDF, 14 pages) summarizes the findings from a recent update to an ongoing systematic review of research on teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection prevention programs. The update covers research published or released from July 2014 through August 2015. Learn more (PDF, 14 pages).

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This brief uses data from the Multi-site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering to examine several aspects of fathers’ relationships with their children after their release from incarceration, including residential arrangements, financial support, and the quality of the relationships the fathers reported having with their children. Learn more.

Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

The TPP Replication Study tests whether three evidence-based program models previously shown to be effective in a single study demonstrate effectiveness when implemented with fidelity by Office of Adolescent Health grantees. Study documents include:

  1. Study Overview and Baseline Profiles
    This overview provides a summary of the TPP study design and a snapshot of the nine grantees.
  2. Impact Design and Implementation Design Study Reports
    The Impact Design report describes the experimental study design and methods for the impact study, and the Implementation Study Design report describes the methods for the study, examining the implementation of the intervention at each study site.
Posted: August 31, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This report (PDF, 157 pages) uses data from a longitudinal impact study to illustrate the experiences of 1,482 incarcerated fathers and their intimate or coparenting partners. The report includes information about the fathers’ and partners’ lives before incarceration, health and wellbeing during the incarceration, expectations for reentry, relationship quality, parenting, and family contact. Learn more (PDF, 157 pages).

Posted: August 29, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Federal Interagency Reentry Council

This report (PDF, 108 pages) highlights the achievements and future goals of the Federal Interagency Reentry Council, a collaboration of more than 20 agencies that works to develop and advance innovative approaches to give individuals leaving the criminal justice system meaningful access to opportunities to get their lives back on track. The report also features links to multiple resources related to reentry, employment, healthcare, children of incarcerated parents, special populations, and collateral consequences. Learn more (PDF, 108 pages).

Posted: August 29, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This report includes a review of prevalence estimates for campus sexual assault in the United States published between January 2000 and February 2015. Results show that estimates of rape varied widely, largely due to differences in measurement and definitions of sexual assault among studies. Learn more.

Posted: July 22, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)

These reports illustrate the findings of 41 rigorous evaluations conducted through the OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program. Two types of TPP grants were evaluated: 1) replications of evidence-based programs with new populations and/or new settings, and 2) research and demonstrations of new and innovative programs. The results from these evaluations can help local communities select and implement pregnancy prevention programs that are a good fit and likely to have the greatest impact. Learn more.

Posted: July 14, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
The White House

On July 13, 2016, President Obama hosted an event at the White House featuring civil rights activists, members of law enforcement, academics, mayors, and everyday Americans sharing their perspectives on how to address racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Citizens are invited to share their personal stories and ideas on how to promote safety and justice for all. Submissions may be featured on WhiteHouse.gov or on White House social media channels. Learn more.

Posted: July 5, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

These resources can help professionals who serve young fathers and their families to reach and engage more young fathers; influence research, practice, and policy to better address the needs of this population; and improve the lives of young fathers and their families:

Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Children’s Bureau; Child Welfare Information Gateway

This factsheet for families provides an overview of the reunification process, including what parents can expect while their children are in foster care, what they can do to help their children return home, and what to expect after children return home. It also includes resources to help families during and after reunification. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families

This article provides background on the stories shared in the National Foster Care Month website’s real-life video series by children, youth, and families affected by foster care. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

These PSA videos were developed to help people better understand child traumatic stress and the importance of support in a child’s recovery. There are two versions, and both are available in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Posted: May 19, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative

This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress. This infographic can be downloaded as a whole or by the three key subject areas and will also be available for Spanish-speaking audiences later in 2016. Learn more.

Posted: May 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

This website provides career, training, and job search information to job seekers, including various career options and steps to take to obtain a job. The “Students and Career Advisors” section can help students discover their passions, research occupations that might be a good fit, and plan and execute a job search. Learn more.

Posted: May 12, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau, Child Welfare Information Gateway

Everyone can help spread the word about National Foster Care Month by adding a signature block graphic and tagline to email messages. With three taglines to choose from and detailed instructions, express a commitment to honoring, unifying, and celebrating families is easy. Learn more.