Announcements

Posted: May 9, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Posted: May 8, 2017
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau

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.

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.
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).