Announcements

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Community Preventive Services Task Force

The Community Preventive Services Task Force offers recommendations, findings, and other materials on a variety of programs related to academic success, health, and well-being of children and teens. Intended for center-based, full-day kindergarten, high school completion, and out-of-school time academic programs, recommendations are based on a systematic review of the scientific literature. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:

“Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration” estimates the long-term costs incurred by taxpayers as a result of the negative outcomes of incarcerating juvenile offenders. Such long-term costs include the effects of recidivism, fewer future earnings and tax revenues, additional public assistance spending, and higher victimization rate. These long-term costs could cost taxpayers $8-$21 billion each year. The report offers recommendations for reducing incarceration, including shifting funding to community-based alternatives and investing in diversion and prevention programs. This report was released by the Justice Policy Institute. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

SPARK Talks is a new video series from SPRC. In these short, provocative, action-oriented, realistic, and knowledgeable videos, leaders in the suicide prevention movement describe developments in the field that can have an impact on suicide. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services

A new study indicates that American children and teens, 9-18 years old, who smoke may also use a variety of other nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs, and pipes. Potential harms of using multiple products include increased nicotine exposure during brain development and risk of nicotine addiction. 

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can keep youth from running away and help them if they do run. Learn more.  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau, National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY)

In observance of National Runaway Prevention Month, this slideshow provides tips for youth-serving professionals and programs on how they can youth from running away and helping them if they do run. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center

This report examines new tools to gauge and prevent potential school crises and new uses for familiar technologies in school settings. It also highlights successful safety programs in urban and rural schools. Learn more (PDF, 82 pages).  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently available online and is free to complete on a secure government website. This blog post provides a list of seven things that students should have on hand while completing the FAFSA. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post explains some of the most common myths associated with financial aid, such as those related to eligibility and the type of information required in the application. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, and CNCS announce the Service Year + Higher Ed Challenge, an effort that challenges higher education institutions to create innovative new service-year opportunities connected to academic credit for students. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

HHS Secretary Burwell presented the President’s HHS Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which includes key investments in health centers, the Precision Medicine initiative, biomedical and behavioral research, and domestic and international preparedness. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families (ACF)

Two new reports published by ACF describe what is known about the human service needs of LGBT populations and discuss areas for future research:

Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice

This blog entry describes the new task force created to examine the impact of violence on children in Indian country. This task force, which originated from the findings of the Defending Childhood Initiative, comprises a federal working group and an advisory committee of experts. It will hold its first hearing on December 9, 2013. Learn more.  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Mental Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health

Date: September 23, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST
Presenters will provide an overview of suicide in Alaska and describe strategies to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services; Corporation for National and Community Service; Institute for Museum and Library Services

Date: December 1, 2014, 3:30 - 5 p.m. EST
This webinar will feature representatives from federal agencies discussing the Performance Partnership Pilots (P3) for Disconnected Youth program, which will offer unique flexibility to 10 pilots to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcomes-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth. Speakers will address the application requirements and selection criteria for this opportunity. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), State Training and Technical Assistance Center

Date: January 30, 2014; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
This webinar will focus on Asian and Pacific Islander (API) youth in the juvenile justice system. Andrea Coleman, OJJDP’s DMC Coordinator, will discuss the unique characteristics of API youth, their rates of DMC and the stereotypes that lead to their contact with the system, and strategies for effectively working with this diverse population. Learn more.  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Date: January 23, 2014; 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST
This webinar, presented by OJJDP in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, will focus on youth diversion programs. Panelists will discuss program development, implementation challenges, and successes, and will highlight strategies that law enforcement agencies can consider when creating or enhancing a diversion program. Learn more.

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Juvenile Justice Evaluation Center

Date: February 6, 2014; 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
This webinar will feature a discussion of the major evidence-based practice resources available to juvenile justice professionals and a comparison of rating systems. Presenters will explore the research presented, discuss how to apply it in daily work, and encourage practitioners in the field to be critical consumers of research evidence. Learn more.  

Posted: April 17, 2015
Agencies & Departments:

Date: November 19, 2014, 3 – 4:15 p.m. EST
On November 19, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice will hold the first in a series of webinars related to human trafficking. This event will focus on the nature and impact of sex trafficking, the history of the response to trafficking in the United States, the intersection of sex trafficking and juvenile justice, and current federal and state laws that aim to prevent the criminalization of trafficking victims. Learn more.