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. Filipino American Mental Health Matters

    Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc (PAFC) & Philippine Embassy, convened an inaugural forum on Filipino American Mental Health in 2018 for discussion around advancing mental health efforts in the Filipino American community. Population of focus: Filipino Americans Links to resource: View the Initial Meeting Report from PFAC View a recording of the webinar PFAC...
  4. 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,...
  5. 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...
  6. Strategies for Addressing Substance Abuse in Veteran Populations

    CADCA has launched an Online Toolkit for addressing substance use and misuse in veteran populations. CADCA selected five coalitions who graduated from the National Coalition Academy to implement substance use prevention projects focused on veterans in their communities. The online toolkit is based on the experiences and findings of the five...