1. IMARA: Family-based HIV Prevention Program for African American Teens and their Mothers

    Informed, Motivated, Aware, and Responsible about AIDS (IMARA) is a family-based HIV prevention program that helps African American teenagers and their mothers work together to address risk behavior, improve parent-teen communication, and practice conflict resolution.  IMARA aims to reduce the incidence of HIV in black female populations through strengthening family...
  2. PHAT Life: Effective HIV Intervention for Youth in the Criminal Justice System

    Annually, over 1 million youth are involved in the American juvenile justice system. They experience more mental illness, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted infections than their non-adjudicated peers. However, few evidence-based interventions exist to address these problems. Led by Geri Donenberg, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC), a randomized trial called PHAT...
  3. The Value of Peer Support

    When youth witness or experience a horrible event, they often do not have words to help make sense of what is happening and do not realize the potential for long lasting effects. It can be challenging to ask for help. As a result, youth often work to make sense of...
  4. The National Mentoring Partnership Empowering At-Risk Youth

    MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership has developed the National Mentoring Month Toolkit, an online resource to help local mentoring programs promote their activities during the month-long observance of National Mentoring Month. The toolkit includes materials for social media, media outreach, public outreach and advocacy, and corporate engagement. Mentoring is a critical component...
  5. Addressing Depression and Stress in African American Men

    The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. The toolkit also aims to communicate the importance of seeking help for mental health problems and...
  6. The State of Mental Health in America 2018

    For the fourth year in a row, Mental Health America (MHA) released its annual State of Mental Health in America Report, which ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on several mental health and access measures. This year, Massachusetts came out on top overall with Nevada coming in...
  7. THIS is Housing First for Youth – A Program Model Guide

    Housing First for Youth (HF4Y) is a rights-based intervention for young people (aged 13-24) who experience homelessness, or who are at risk. It is designed to address the needs of developing adolescents and young adults by providing them with immediate access to housing that is safe, affordable and appropriate, and...
  8. Incorporating Traditional Fitness and Indigenous Foods into Tribal Communities

    The Bad River Tribe designed three curriculums to support their children’s programming in the Birch Hill Housing Community that better reflect and culturally support healthier lifestyles: Ancestral Diet Curriculums for Kids, Ancestral Eating Recipes, and Indigenized Fitness for Kids.  These curriculums could be utilized or adapted by tribal communities to...