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Children of Incarcerated Parents |

(52 years ago) Having a parent in prison can have an impact on a child’s mental health, social behavior, and educational prospects. 1 The emotional trauma that may occur and the practical difficulties of a disrupted family life can be compounded by the social stigma that children may face as a result of having a parent in prison or jail. 2 Children who have an incarcerated parent may experience financial ...

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Pregnancy Prevention |

(52 years ago) Teen pregnancy prevention is a national priority. Despite declines in teen pregnancy and birth rates in the U.S., the national teen pregnancy rate continues to be higher than the rates in other Western industrialized nations. 1 Racial and ethnic disparities remain, with higher rates of teen pregnancy for Hispanic and non-Hispanic black adolescents than non-Hispanic white adolescents. 2 Teen ...

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Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3 ...

(52 years ago) Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth offer a unique opportunity to test innovative, cost-effective, and outcome-focused strategies for improving results for disconnected youth.

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(52 years ago) P3 Round 5 (FY 2021) Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth (P3) gives local, state, and Tribal governments flexibility to innovate to improve the outcomes of disconnected youth, offering waivers of federal requirements that impede effective and integrated service delivery.

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Gang Prevention: An Overview of Research and Programs ...

(52 years ago) Since the mid-20th century, gang violence in this country has become widespread—all 50 states and the District of Columbia report gang problems, and reports have increased for 5 of the past 7 years.

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Home | Youth Engaged 4 Change

(52 years ago) Our Mission. We provide youth-focused resources and opportunities that inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their lives and in the world …

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Juvenile Justice |

(52 years ago) May 09, 2013 · Youth under the age of 18 who are accused of committing a delinquent or criminal act are typically processed through a juvenile justice system 1.While similar to that of the adult criminal justice system in many ways—processes include arrest, detainment, petitions, hearings, adjudications, dispositions, placement, probation, and reentry—the juvenile justice process operates according to ...

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Being an Ally to LGBT People | Youth Engaged 4 Change

(52 years ago) Anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, can support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Deepening your understanding of LGBT-related issues, including basic terms and concepts, can help you support LGBT-identified people.You may have heard of the term “ally” in relation to LGBT issues.

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Program Directory Search |

(52 years ago) The Program Directory features evidence-based programs whose purpose is to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people.

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Youth Topics |

(52 years ago) Opportunity youth are young people who are between the ages of 16 to 24 years old and are disconnected from school and work.

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June is LGBT Pride Month |

(52 years ago) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.

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Multisystemic Therapy (MST) |

(52 years ago) Study 1. The Henggeler and colleagues (1992) study reported the results of a randomized control trial of Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in South Carolina. The Family and Neighborhood Services project randomized juvenile offenders to a treatment-as-usual (n= 41) or the MST intervention (n= 43).

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SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and ...

(52 years ago) NREPP is a voluntary rating and classification system for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment interventions - a system designed to categorize and disseminate information about programs and practices that meet established evidentiary criteria.

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Mentoring |

(52 years ago) Positive youth development research has long demonstrated that youth benefit from close, caring relationships with adults who serve as positive role models (Jekielek, Moore, & Hair, 2002). Today, 8.5 million youth continue to lack supportive, sustained relationships with caring adults (Cavell, DuBois, Karcher, Keller, & Rhodes, 2009).

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(52 years ago) is the official kids' portal for the U.S. government. It links to over 2,000 web pages from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to …

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Employment |

(52 years ago) Nearly all young people—98.6 percent—hold at least one job between the ages of 18 and 25. 1 The average young person holds 6.3 jobs between 18 and 25. 2 Some work part-time or summers only, while others see full-time permanent employment as their path to economic independence. Employment can be beneficial for youth by teaching responsibility, organization, and time management and helping ...

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Starting a Program |

(52 years ago) Developing a mentoring program is a great way to get involved and make a valuable contribution in your community. Taking time to plan carefully before the program begins can eliminate a lot of barriers during the implementation process.

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Human Trafficking: The Problem |

(52 years ago) Human trafficking happens in almost every country around the world, including the United States. Traffickers represent every social, ethnic, and racial group.

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Substance Use/Misuse |

(52 years ago) Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth can lead to problems at school, cause or aggravate physical and mental health-related issues, promote poor peer relationships, cause motor-vehicle accidents, and place stress on the family.They can also develop into lifelong issues such as substance dependence, chronic health problems, and social and financial consequences. 1

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Opportunity Youth |

(52 years ago) Opportunity youth are young people who are between the ages of 16 to 24 years old and are disconnected from school and work. This developmental time period, also referred to as emerging adulthood, has great potential for individual growth through exploring independence and life opportunities. It is a critical window of opportunity for youth and young adults to gain an education …

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Prevention Programs |

(52 years ago) The Safe Dates Project is an intervention that includes school activities (e.g., a theater production performed by peers, a curriculum of ten 45-minute sessions taught by health and physical education teachers, and a poster contest) and community activities (e.g., services for adolescents in abusive relationships and service provider training).

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Dating Violence Prevention |

(52 years ago) Healthy relationships consist of trust, honesty, respect, equality, and compromise. 1 Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States. A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of ...

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Homelessness & Housing |

(52 years ago) Homelessness is a devastating experience that has a significant negative impact on an individual’s physical and mental health, well-being, functioning, human development, and life trajectory—and LGBT runaway and homeless youth are at high risk for a number of negative experiences and outcomes. 1 Recent studies, as well as anecdotal evidence from social service professionals, suggest that ...

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Adolescent Health |

(52 years ago) Adolescence is an important time for promoting health and preventing disease; one that is sometimes overlooked. Most of the nation’s 42 million adolescents, 1 who are between the ages of 10 and 19, are generally healthy. In recent years, the United States has seen declines in sexual risk behaviors, teen births, smoking, and use of some substances, as well as higher academic achievement for ...

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Risk & Protective Factors |

(52 years ago) May 09, 2013 · What are Risk and Protective Factors? A risk factor is anything that increases the probability that a person will suffer harm.; A protective factor is something that decreases the potential harmful effect of a risk factor. 1; In the context of youth involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system, risk factors can be considered to be those conditions or variables associated ...

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Mental Health |

(52 years ago) May 07, 2021 · 1 Merikangas, He, Burstein, et al., 2010 2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2011; CDC, Health-Related Quality of Life, 2011 3 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1999; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2004

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Risk and Protective Factors |

(52 years ago) Teen pregnancy can result in a number of negative consequences. It is necessary to understand the associated risk and protective factors in order to appropriately implement prevention efforts.

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Adolescent Development |

(52 years ago) During adolescence the body usually experiences a growth spurt, which is a time of very rapid growth in height and weight. Puberty, which also happens during adolescence, is the time period of maturation where sexual organs mature. 1 Rapid changes in the body can be exciting, scary, and/or confusing. Some adolescents may mature early while others experience late maturation, both of which can ...

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Gang Involvement Prevention |

(52 years ago) Preventing youth involvement in gangs is an important issue. Compared to non-gang members, gang members commit a disproportionate amount of violent crimes and offenses across the country.

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Violence Prevention |

(52 years ago) Youth violence is a significant problem that affects thousands of young people each day, and in turn, their families, schools, and communities. 1 Youth violence and crime affect a community's economic health, as well as individuals' physical and mental health and well-being. Homicide is the third leading cause of death for youth in the United States. 2 In 2016, more than 530,000 young people ...

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Trafficking Prevention |

(52 years ago) Trafficking of youth is a form of modern slavery within the United States. It is a crime involving the exploitation of U.S. citizen/resident or noncitizen youth for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion, regardless of whether the trafficker or the victim crossed state or international borders.

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Afterschool Programs |

(52 years ago) Afterschool programs (sometimes called OST or Out-of-School Time programs) serve children and youth of all ages. These programs encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, positive youth development, arts, sports and recreation, apprenticeships, workforce development programs, and programs for opportunity youth (i.e., youth not in schools or the …

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Evidence-Based Program Directories |

(52 years ago) YouthPower — What Works is the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) website that promotes a Positive Youth Development approach to empower young people to become agents of their own development. The What Works section provides available evidence on what works in youth and peacebuilding, what works in youth and health, and what works in youth and ...

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Challenges |

(52 years ago) 1 HHS, 2011b 2 National Institute of Mental Health, 2011, p. 3 3 Ahrens, DuBois, & Richardson, 2008 4 Courtney et al., 2005 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2008 6 Casey Family Programs, 2005 7 National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2007 8 Ray, 2006 9, 10 National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2007 11 National Working Group on Foster Care, 2008 12 Lenz-Rashid, 2004

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Federal Programs |

(52 years ago) The 2010 Opening Doors Strategic Plan to end homelessness developed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness suggests that there are six areas that are consistently identified as necessary to address and prevent youth homelessness. These include the …

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Trauma-Informed Care |

(52 years ago) May 07, 2021 · Understanding trauma and how traumatic events can affect young people is essential when promoting recovery and resilience and ensuring that young people are not retraumatized through experiences with human service systems.

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Families |

(52 years ago) Family acceptance and support are significant factors that promote well-being and protection from risks for all youth, including LGBT youth. 1 The meaning of family varies by personal, cultural, and other factors and can include individuals who are not biologically or legally related to a youth (i.e., families of choice). 2 Family responses to expressions of gender and sexual identity by youth ...

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Prevention Strategies |

(52 years ago) Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. In addition, prevention should address all types of influences on youth violence: individual, relationship, community, and society.

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Girls, Juvenile Delinquency, & Gangs |

(52 years ago) While females make up a little less than ten percent of the overall gang population, research suggests that girls may account for between one-fourth and one-half of the gang members in younger adolescent gangs. 1 Overall, female gang members appear to be more heavily represented in gangs located outside of large cities, with half of gangs located in these areas reporting female members ...

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Preventing Youth Suicide |

(52 years ago) Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting, significant effects on youth, families, peers, and communities. The causes of suicide among youth are complex and involve many factors.

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