What makes youth more vulnerable to drugs? At what point does
drug use become truly problematic? Here we outline the basics and
provide links to more detailed resources on substance use and abuse
Child Trends: Early
childhood programs and strong schools have gotten a lot of press during
this season of political campaigning, and they're vitally important. But
what is it we're not talking about, that has a real impact on children?
Kristin Anderson Moore, Child Trends' senior scholar, weighs in with
this blog post.
Institute: Setting and achieving goals is a complex challenge. Success
is shaped by who we are, the goals we set, the strategies we use, and
people who support us. Educators, parents, and other adults can
influence each of these elements to help young people take
responsibility for their own growth and learning. This blog post explores ways to help students set and achieve their goals.
Child Trends: Policymakers
are increasingly reliant on research (as they should be!) to inform
legislation and guide investments meant to improve children's
well-being. This publication explores the conditions
under which policymakers are most likely to use research, and how you
can more effectively bring research to their attention.
AMAZE is a collaboration between experts in the field of sex
education-Advocates for Youth, Answer, and Youth Tech Health-to create
an engaging, age-appropriate, online sex education resource for 10-to
14-year-olds. The AMAZE videos provide the answers young people want and
need in an age-appropriate and relatable format. Resources are also
provided for parents and educators.
for the most prepared adults, raising a healthy, happy,
well-adjusted child is challenging. Adolescents who become parents face
extra challenges in terms of education, finances, and
emotional maturity. The New York State Office of Temporary
and Disability Assistance recently revised its popular publication,
"A Driver's Manual for New Dads: A resource guide for taking care of
your partner and your new baby." Although written for New York
residents, the 28-page guide raises issues that are applicable to fathers in all states.
Kaiser Foundation: This infographic offers key
facts about the Zika virus, tracks the increasing number of countries
reporting local transmission over the past year, and breaks down how key
U.S. government agencies are responding to Zika.
HRSA: The purpose of this funding opportunity
is to establish or maintain cooperative agreements with national
organizations to provide training and technical assistance (T/TA) to
potential and existing Health Center Program award recipients and
ACT for Youth Center of Excellence
ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth connects positive youth
development resources and research to practice in New York State and
beyond. Visit the Center of Excellence at