1. School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) Results

    CDC’s Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) recently released the 2014 School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) results on the DASH Healthy Youth website. SHPPS is a national study conducted periodically to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. This release...
  2. Signs of Suicide Shows Promise as a Middle School Suicide Prevention Program

    A study to evaluate the effects of the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program in middle schools found that, three months after completing the program, children who participated in SOS were significantly more knowledgeable about suicide and depression than children who had not participated in the program. Children who reported suicidal...
  3. The Integration of Immigrants into American Society

    The United States prides itself on being a nation of immigrants, and the country has a long history of successfully absorbing people from across the globe. The integration of immigrants and their children contributes to our economic vitality and our vibrant and ever changing culture. We have offered opportunities to...
  4. Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

    The National Crittenton Foundation, in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, has released “Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls.” The report presents research and data showing that, in the last two decades, girls’ presence in the juvenile justice system has increased at all stages of the process....
  5. Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Detained Youth

    This bulletin is part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Beyond Detention series, which examines the findings of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a large-scale longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examined youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental...
  6. Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide

    The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions released an updated guide that features an array of resources to support health care providers in serving veterans, service members and their families. The second portion of the guide features resources that can be shared directly with veterans and family members so they can learn...