1. Life is Precious, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for Latina Teens

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in New York State and Latina adolescents have alarmingly high rates of seriously considering or attempting suicide, as compared to their peers. Comunilife’s Life is Precious™ (LIP) program provides culturally and linguistically appropriate services for Latina teens, who are living with depression...
  2. Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack

    About half of U.S. children suffer abuse, poverty, parental incarceration and other traumas. These kids face deep physical and mental scars that impair development, learning, and health. The Salud America! “Trauma Sensitive School Action Pack” is a free guide with coaching to help school personnel talk to decision-makers, build a support team,...
  3. Opioid Use in Young Adults Awareness Campaign

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the White House unveiled the first set of public awareness advertisements, focused on preventing young adults from misusing or abusing opioids. The Facts: More than 17,000 people died from prescription opioid overdoses in 2016. Dependence on prescription opioids can happen after just...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. NNED Virtual Roundtable: Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, in collaboration with the HHS/Office of Minority Health, hosted a NNED Virtual Roundtable, Creating Supportive Systems to Improve Mental Health Outcomes for Young African American Boys: An Urgent Conversation, to increase awareness about the mental health needs and vulnerabilities of African American boys and...
  8. Telemental Health Services – College Counseling from a Distance

    The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) has released a guide for deciding whether and when college students should engage in telemental health services. The guide outlines the benefits and limitations of telemental health services for college students, and helps higher education administrators and mental health professionals discuss and weigh...
  9. Honoring Health – Suicide Prevention Resources for Native Populations

    Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. Native communities bear the largest burden of suicide among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, with Native youth being disproportionately affected. In...
  10. Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health

    Since 1965 the foreign-born population of the United States has swelled from 9.6 million or 5 percent of the population to 45 million or 14 percent in 2015. Today, about one-quarter of the U.S. population consists of immigrants or the children of immigrants. Given the sizable representation of immigrants in...