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- 01/31/17--11:11: _Report: Defend Chil...
- 01/31/17--11:20: _Report: Advancing D...
- 01/31/17--11:22: _Report: Homeschooli...
- 03/01/17--09:45: _Resource: Parent an...
- 03/01/17--09:48: _Resource: Restraint...
- 03/01/17--09:50: _Resource: Youth Online
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- 03/01/17--09:54: _Report: AmeriCorps ...
- 03/01/17--09:57: _Resource: Tribal Be...
- 03/01/17--10:02: _Report: Expenditure...
- 03/01/17--10:03: _Resource: 2017 Nati...
- 03/01/17--10:05: _Resource: Child Lab...
- 03/01/17--10:06: _Resource: Criteria ...
- 04/14/17--08:15: _Resource: Bullying ...
- 04/14/17--08:18: _Report: National Su...
- 04/14/17--08:54: _Resource: Building ...
- 04/14/17--08:56: _Resource: Pregnancy...
- 04/14/17--08:59: _Resource: Rural HIV...
- 04/14/17--09:02: _Resource: Engage, I...
- 01/31/17--11:09: Share with Youth: Advice for Safe and Healthy Travel for Students
- 01/31/17--11:20: Report: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
- 01/31/17--11:22: Report: Homeschooling in the U.S.
- 03/01/17--09:48: Resource: Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities
- 03/01/17--09:50: Resource: Youth Online
- 03/01/17--09:52: Resource: Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
- 03/01/17--09:54: Report: AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Study
- 03/01/17--09:57: Resource: Tribal Behavioral Health Agenda
- 03/01/17--10:02: Report: Expenditures on Children by Families, 2015
- 03/01/17--10:03: Resource: 2017 National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar
- 03/01/17--10:05: Resource: Child Labor Trafficking
- 04/14/17--08:15: Resource: Bullying Prevention in Indian Country
- 04/14/17--08:18: Report: National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence
- 04/14/17--08:54: Resource: Building a School Responder Model
- 04/14/17--08:56: Resource: Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) Successful Strategies
- 04/14/17--08:59: Resource: Rural HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Toolkit
This webpage provides information that can assist students in staying healthy while studying abroad. It contains advice and resources that can help students prepare to travel, protect their health abroad, and safely return home.
This report (PDF, 60 pages) addresses the lack of access to qualified defense counsel for youth throughout the juvenile justice process. Developed by the National Juvenile Defender Center, the report provides recommendations to ensure youth have access to effective juvenile defense, illustrates racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile court, and highlights successful programs and practices that are improving youth access to counsel.
This report (PDF, 94 pages) provides key data that illustrate the educational inequities and opportunity gaps that continue to exist for students of color and low-income students in accessing and completing a quality postsecondary education. It also highlights the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote diversity in institutions of higher education, and provides recommendations for states, colleges, and universities to promote higher education access and inclusion for all students.
This report provides estimates of the number and percentage of homeschooled students in the U.S. in 2012 and provides historical context with overall estimates of homeschooling in the U.S. since 1999. It also describes demographics of homeschoolers, reasons parents choose homeschooling, and parent reports on curriculum sources, online learning, and math and science subjects children have been taught since starting homeschooling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This agenda, developed in collaboration with the National Indian Health Board, (PDF, 96 pages) 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.
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.
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.
This literature review (PDF, 13 pages) provides an overview of child labor trafficking, including estimates of rates of trafficking, characteristics of survivors, anti-trafficking legislation, theoretical perspectives, and outcome evidence on prevention, prosecution, and treatment approaches. Released as part of OJJDP’s Model Programs Guide, this review can help policymakers and social service agencies as they respond to child labor trafficking issues and the needs of survivors.
This resource provides specific criteria and benchmarks for ending unaccompanied youth homelessness. Communities can use this resource to reduce the number of unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness and build lasting solutions to respond to future needs.
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.
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%).
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.
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.
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.
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.