1. Lessons in Reentry from Successful Programs and Participants

    ICF International has released “Lessons in Reentry from Successful Programs and Participants: The Final Report of the Reentry Employment Opportunities Benchmarking Study.” This report summarizes findings from a yearlong study of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Reentry Employment Opportunities (REO) program. The report highlights strategies that successful REO grantees use...
  2. Improving Cultural Competence: Quick Guide for Administrators

    This publication by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration highlights the role culture plays in the delivery of substance abuse and mental health services. The guide discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations and the core elements of cultural competence. Population of focus: Administrators Link to resource: Improving Cultural Competence —...
  3. Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Child Welfare through Cross-System Collaboration

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy’s (CSSP) newest policy report highlights the need to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in child welfare by building cross-system collaborations. Youth who identify as LGBTQ or gender-nonconforming are over-represented in child welfare, and they experience higher instances of...
  4. Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities

    Transgender children who have socially transitioned, that is, who identify as the gender “opposite” their natal sex and are supported to live openly as that gender, are increasingly visible in society, yet we know nothing about their mental health. Previous work with children with gender identity disorder (GID; now termed...