1. Applying Proven Strategies to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

    This webinar was offered to states participating in the initiative “Improving Diversion Policies and Programs for Justice Involved Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders: An Integrated Policy Academy/Action Network Initiative.” This initiative is an effort to increase the number of youth with co-occurring mental and substance use...
  2. Sexual and Gender Minority Youth in Foster Care

    LGBTQ foster youth are twice as likely to report poor treatment and more likely to live in group homes and to have more foster care placements. Approximately 1 in 5, or 1,400 foster youth in Los Angeles County, home to the nation’s largest population of foster youth, identify as LGBTQ....
  3. Ending Violence so Children Can Thrive

    The Attorney’s General’s Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence was established in 2013, based upon a recommendation from the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence. This American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Task Force has been anchored by an Advisory Committee consisting of non-federal experts in the area of...
  4. Day Reporting and Community Transition Programs

    NNEDLearn 2014 Participant: St. Joseph Probate Court Description: The Day Reporting Program is a family focused program providing services to moderate and high risk juveniles and families as a diversion from the placement of the juvenile in the Indiana Department of Correction, or other out of home, restrictive setting. The Day Reporting...
  5. Using Social Media in Child Welfare

    Using social media techniques and innovations in child welfare practice is a relatively new approach for the field. While using social media as a practice tool offers opportunities to enhance, improve, and make work with children and families more effective, it also presents new challenges for the field. These pages...
  6. 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...
  7. Behavioral Health United States 2012

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publication, Behavioral Health, United States, 2012 provides in-depth information regarding the current status of the mental health and substance abuse field. It includes behavioral health statistics at the national and State levels from 40 different data sources. The report includes three...