1. Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence: A Toolkit for Law Enforcement

    The “Enhancing Police Responses to Children Exposed to Violence” toolkit is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with trauma-informed, developmentally-appropriate tools to identify and minimize threats to child safety, foster closer engagement between law enforcement and youth, and maximize both officer safety and positive outcomes for children and families. The...
  2. 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...
  3. Gathering of Native Americans (GONA): Substance Abuse Prevention Curriculum

    The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was first developed through a special initiative of the United States Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, in consultation with a team of Native American trainers and curriculum developers from across the United States. The GONA curriculum is intended to provide culturally specific substance...
  4. Asian American Family Enhancement Network Bicultural Parenting Education Program (AAFEN B-PEP)

    Description: The “Asian American Family Enhancement Network Bicultural Parenting Education Program (AAFEN B-PEP)” is a linguistically and culturally competent parenting education program for Chinese and Korean immigrant parents. The curriculum of this skill-based, interactive and manualized program is designed to enhance the bicultural parenting competency, as well as increase the...
  5. 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...
  6. Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

    This technical assistance brief, which is based on the results of a nationwide survey of juvenile drug treatment courts, juvenile mental health courts, and hybrid juvenile treatment courts, provides recommendations for successful family engagement within a juvenile drug treatment court program. The brief also includes a self-assessment tool to assess...
  7. Bullying Prevention in Indian Country

    The Bullying Prevention in Indian Country fact sheet from SAMHSA highlights effective school-based anti-bullying prevention strategies and provides information and resources related to the specific bullying prevention needs for American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. Population of focus: American Indian and Alaska Native children and youth Link to resource: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA16-4996 Date:...