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. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. What Do You Say When Teens Don’t Say Anything?

    One in five young people in the U.S. lives with a mental health or substance use challenge, yet few reach out for support. That’s why it’s so important that everyone knows how to recognize and respond when a young person may be struggling. The National Council shares that they “know there are...
  6. Intimate Partner Violence Among Transgender Youth

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem, linked with a number of poor health outcomes. Some research demonstrates that transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) youth may experience IPV at similar rates to heterosexual cisgender women; however, there is a dearth of data examining the experiences of IPV...
  7. Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities

    The National Indian Education Association (NIEA), a national nonprofit dedicated to strengthening Native education, released a handbook entitled Sovereignty in Education: Creating Culturally-Based Charter Schools in Native Communities. For nonprofit organizations working within Native communities and those considering starting charter schools, the handbook provides several key insights to understanding the...
  8. Reframing Adolescent Substance Use and Its Prevention Playbook

    Efforts to build public awareness of the factors that can prevent or mitigate adolescent substance abuse as well as support for evidence-based interventions should include appeals to moral responsibility and an explanation of the harmful effects of substance use on adolescents, a report from the Frame Works Institute suggests. The playbook offers a...