The Annie E Casey
Foundation: More than 5 million U.S. children have had a parent in jail
or prison at some point in their lives. The incarceration of a parent
can have as much impact on a child's well-being as abuse or domestic
violence. This report details the number of children who've experienced parental incarceration, by state, and recommends actions to help them.
Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Despite historic
declines in teen pregnancy in the United States, teens in foster care
experience disproportionately high rates of teen pregnancy and
childbearing compared to their peers. This report identifies 10 key ways to begin to make progress on reducing teen pregnancy among youth in foster care.
Five Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children's Development
Childhood trauma is common. More than two thirds of children in the
United States experience a traumatic event or circumstances--such as
abuse or neglect, death of a loved one, or community violence--by the
time they turn 16. Trauma-informed care (TIC) encompasses a variety of
approaches to working with children exposed to traumatic events or
conditions and research suggests that it is associated with considerable
benefits for children and their families. This informational post highlights five ways TIC supports children's healthy development.
Check out OAH resources, tools, and ideas to help you support teen pregnancy prevention and raise awareness in your community.
Family and Youth Services Bureau: This Tip Sheet
was developed for programs working with youth to help them design,
implement, and maintain an effective referral system for youth-friendly
sexual health services.
Center for Sex
Education: A new study from researchers at the Guttmacher Institute
found that the percentage of teens who have received a formal sex
education dropped significantly between 2006 and 2013. In response, this
blog posting explores where teens are self-educating
about sexual health. And since we know that online media plays such a
large role, also check out this list of top sexual health websites for teens.
USDA Food and
Nutrition Service: USDA's summer meal programs, including the Summer
Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless
Summer Option, rely on innovative and collaborative efforts to reach
children in need. This Toolkit is designed for
individuals and organizations interested in serving as Summer Meal
champions in their communities at any level of program administration.
It includes tips for getting the word out through community-based
outreach, information on Program policy and administration, ideas for
planning and collaborating with stakeholders, and shares Program
resources and best practices.
The Guttmacher Institute: This report
contains statistics for 2011 on the incidence of teenage pregnancy,
birth, and abortion for the United States as a whole, with trends since