1. Youth Thrive™ Survey – Assess Protective and Promotive Factors

    The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) has launched the Youth Thrive™ Survey. This valid and reliable web-based survey measures the presence, strength, and growth of the Youth Thrive™ Protective and Promotive Factors as proxy indicators of well-being. Co-designed with youth and young adults and taking less than 15...
  2. One in Six 10- to 17-Year-Olds Nationwide Are Obese, 2018

    This brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) includes new national and state-by-state obesity rates among 10- to 17-year-olds from the 2016 and 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), which uses parent reports of a child’s height and weight to calculate body mass index. Key findings: The national...
  3. Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator Offers Hope

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recently released the Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator to help connect people experiencing the first onset of serious mental illness, including first episode psychosis, to effective care. Each program listing includes eligibility criteria, including age range and diagnoses treated,...
  4. Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families

    The Adoption Competent Mental Health Guides were recently released in California to help build mental health capacity and competency for post-adoption youth. The guides were created as part of AB 1790, which addressed barriers to the availability of adoption/permanency mental health professionals and created recommendations to remove those barriers. Why does...
  5. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys and...
  6. Telemental Health Services – College Counseling from a Distance

    The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has released a guide for deciding whether and when college students should engage in telemental health services. The guide outlines the benefits and limitations of telemental health services for college students, and helps higher education administrators and mental health professionals discuss and weigh...
  7. Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Native communities bear the largest burden of suicide among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with Native youth being disproportionately affected. In...
  8. Toolkit for Living Well with Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells. Early signs and symptoms of sickle cell disease include swelling of the hands and feet; symptoms of anemia, including fatigue, or extreme tiredness; and jaundice. Over time, sickle cell disease can lead to complications such...
  9. Voter Registration Toolkit for Behavioral Health Clinics and Non-profits

    Over the years, community mental health and addiction treatment centers have proven their strength and ability to shape political outcomes. Most recently, mental health and addiction issues proved to be very important as Congress debated health care reform in 2017. Throughout that yearlong process, it was evident: lawmakers value your...
  10. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Funding Your Behavioral Health Equity Work

    On August 28, 2018, the National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED) hosted a Virtual Roundtable to help NNED partners, especially smaller organizations, enhance their capacity to seek and secure funding. The virtual roundtable features panelists representing the funder perspective, as well as smaller and larger NNED partner organizations...