CDC: The results of the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) are now online.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation: This report
finds that today's youth are healthier and completing high school on
time despite mounting economic inequality and increasingly unaffordable
college tuition. With smart policies and investments in prevention, a
record number of teens are making positive choices. The 2016 report
focuses on key trends in child well-being in the post-recession years
and offers recommendations for policymakers.
SIECUS: This Toolkit
combines the many excellent existing resources about PrEP and HIV with
new content developed by experts in the field. The Expert Work Group,
convened by SIECUS, focused on addressing issues surrounding PrEP
delivery and contributed to the development of this online resource to
support primary care providers in educating, counseling, and offering
PrEP to their young patients.
Child Trends: The
proportion of 12th-graders who report having abstained from cigarettes,
alcohol, or illicit drugs for the last 30 days is the highest ever
recorded, as of 2014 (latest data available). See additional trends in
this databank report.
US Department of
Agriculture: USDA's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that
low-income children aged 18 and under continue to receive nutritious
meals when school is not in session. This resource sheet includes a range of resources for involvement, including a link to the summer meal site locator tool, which can help children, parents, and community leaders locate sites serving summer meals near them.
University of Minnesota Extension: This issue brief
examines the relationship between youth program quality and the
development of social and emotional skills. The brief outlines the
complementary and highly compatible nature of these two efforts in youth
programs, and suggests that youth program quality assessments are often
a good proxy for a program's ability to provide environments and
experiences where positive social and emotional skills and beliefs can
SAMHSA's National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative: This infographic provides key statistics and information to help the public recognize the signs of child traumatic stress.
Employment rates for youth (ages 16-24) have rebounded slightly since
2010, but mainly for those youth not in school. Rates of employment for
those enrolled in high school or college have shown little change since
the recent economic recession. See additional trends in this databank report.