1. Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls

    The National Crittenton Foundation, in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, has released “Gender Injustice: System-Level Juvenile Justice Reforms for Girls.” The report presents research and data showing that, in the last two decades, girls’ presence in the juvenile justice system has increased at all stages of the process....
  2. Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Detained Youth

    This bulletin is part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Beyond Detention series, which examines the findings of the Northwestern Juvenile Project—a large-scale longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examined youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental...
  3. Serving Veterans: A Resource Guide

    The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions released an updated guide that features an array of resources to support health care providers in serving veterans, service members and their families. The second portion of the guide features resources that can be shared directly with veterans and family members so they can learn...
  4. Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

    This guide equips clinicians and other professional care providers with practical information for use in treating women with substance abuse disorders. Addresses risk factors, substance abuse and mental illness screening, patient assessment, treatment, and relapse. Population of focus: Women Link to resource: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women,...
  5. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Vietnam-Era Women Veterans

    Women who served in Vietnam have higher odds of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than women stationed during that era in the United States, and this effect appears to be associated with wartime exposures including sexual discrimination or harassment and job performance pressures, according to an article published online by JAMA...
  6. Working with Latino LGBTQ Youth: What you Really Need to Know

    In order to provide competent care to LGBTQ youth, providers must understand the basic facts about LGBTQ youth and the issues they face. It is important to treat each client as an individual who has his or her own multi-faceted identity and experiences. This presentation will cover the basics of...
  7. Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers

    This toolkit is a resource for senior center staff and volunteers. As a focus point for the community, senior centers connect older adults with a range of critical services and programs, including meals and nutrition programs, transportation services, health and wellness programs, and social and recreational activities. Therefore, these centers can play an important role...
  8. Familia Adelante: A Substance Use Prevention and Stress Reduction Program for Latino Adolescents

    Description: Familia Adelante (FA) consists of twelve English or Spanish language, 90-minute modules for at-risk youth (age 10-14) and their parents. Trained promotoras or other paraprofessionals can become certified facilitators of the FA program. Familia Adelante addresses the impact of acculturative stress on Latino communities and equips Latino-serving organizations with a psycho-educational curriculum that helps...