1. Advancing Health Equity for Native American Youth: Workshop Summary

    More than 2 million Americans below age 24 self-identify as being of American Indian or Alaska Native descent. Many of the serious behavioral, emotional, and physical health concerns facing young people today are especially prevalent with Native youth (e.g., depression, violence, and substance abuse). Adolescent Native Americans have death rates...
  2. The Future of Children: A Journal on Military Children and Families

    Princeton University and the Brookings Institution released the latest issue of The Future of Children (Volume 23, Number 2) on the topic of military families. Nine articles aim to promote effective policies and programs for military-connected children and their families by providing timely, objective information based on the best available...
  3. Building Youth Resiliency through Peer Assistance and Leadership

    Background: PAL began in 1980, combining peer assistance and peer leadership strategies originally developed in the late 1970s. Over the past 15 years, these basic prevention strategies have been expanded, evolving the peer helping program from an informal, extracurricular activity in a single school district to a formally structured, curriculum-based program...
  4. Children’s Resilience Initiative of Walla Walla: Resilience Trumps Adverse Childhood Experiences

    The Children’s Resilience Initiative™ (CRI) of Walla Walla is building the community’s capacity to strengthen families. While adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are devastating to one’s health, CRI has created a model of the community’s services and roads to follow to build resilience. CRI is striving to help those affected and to...