1. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...
  2. Connecting the Dots: Addressing and Preventing Multiple Types of Violence

    Connecting the Dots is a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) training on shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. Combined with evidence-based practices, Connecting the Dots will help users implement prevention strategies and address risks in the context of the home environment, neighborhood, and...
  3. THIS is Housing First for Youth – A Program Model Guide

    Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) is a rights-based intervention for young people (aged 13-24) who experience homelessness, or who are at risk. It is designed to address the needs of developing adolescents and young adults by providing them with immediate access to housing that is safe, affordable and appropriate, and...
  4. Incorporating Traditional Fitness and Indigenous Foods into Tribal Communities

    The Bad River Tribe designed three curriculums to support their children’s programming in the Birch Hill Housing Community that better reflect and culturally support healthier lifestyles: Ancestral Diet Curriculums for Kids, Ancestral Eating Recipes, and Indigenized Fitness for Kids.  These curriculums could be utilized or adapted by tribal communities to...
  5. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox

    Find tools that help states, tribes, and communities use IECMHC to promote the mental health and school readiness of young children from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC) Toolbox offers free interactive planning tools, guides, videos, and other...
  6. Mental Health Services for Latino Youth: Bridging Culture and Evidence

    Because one in four Americans under the age of 18 is Latino, UnidosUS frames the current lack of widespread services as a national concern that potentially can be reformed through funded research and policy. The report recommends reaching Latino youths by using tactics such as hiring bilingual, culturally competent practitioners...
  7. See Us, Support Us: Toolkit To Support Children of Incarcerated Parents

    The New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents, a project of the Osborne Association, will hold its See Us, Support Us national campaign during October to raise awareness about children of incarcerated parents. The campaign includes an online toolkit with resources to help support children of incarcerated parents, including...
  8. Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout for Girls in Foster Care

    Girls across the country are being pushed out of schools as a result of discriminatory disciplinary policies and the continued failure of schools to identify and adequately address trauma. This is increasingly alarming for girls of color involved in the child welfare system as they are likely to experience frequent...
  9. LGBQ/GNCT Girls and Boys in the California Juvenile Justice System: A Practice Guide

    This guide is designed to help California probation officials protect the safety and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, and/or gender nonconforming and transgender (LGBQ/GNCT) youth in their care and custody. The guide recommends policies and procedures to prohibit discrimination, prevent harm, and promote fair and equitable treatment of LGBQ/GNCT...