in the summer of 2014 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched the LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Prevention Initiative to identify successful strategies for ensuring that no young person is left without a home because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. This brief summarizes the lessons learned and recommendations of the initiative.
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12 May 2015
Recent upheaval in urban areas reminds us of the devastating impact of trauma on young people. This issue brief defines trauma and highlights its prevalence, opportunities for recovery, and offers seven core principles of a trauma-informed approach for youth service providers.
30 Nov 2014
Based on a calculation using the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education and the 2013 U.S. Census, 2.5 million children in America—one in every 30 children—go to sleep without a home of their own each year. America’s Youngest Outcasts looks at child homelessness nationally and in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, ranks the states from 1 (best) to 50 (worst), and examines causes of child homelessness and solutions.
1 Sep 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 13–20% of children living in the U.S. experience a mental disorder in a given year. The prevalence of these conditions is on the rise, and in the wake of recent tragedies, addressing the behavioral health needs of young people is an especially critical priority. This report examines states’ efforts to improve behavioral health care and outcomes for young people, and in cost-effective ways.
11 Nov 2014
Trauma-informed care is a universal framework for addressing trauma that requires changes to the practices, policies, and culture of an entire organization, so all staff have the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to support veterans. This brief provides an introduction to trauma-informed care and identifies reasons why trauma-informed care is a best practice for serving veterans experiencing homelessness.
12 Aug 2011
To build sustainable school mental health programs, child and youth service systems need to collaborate with local schools and mental health agencies to build a continuum of services. This brief provides insight into how these systems can navigate local and state systems to gain financial support to build, maintain, and sustain successful school mental health programs.
12 Aug 2011
In response to diminished state and local funding, communities are faced with increased challenges in sustaining school mental health programs. This brief shares strategies that have evolved and been used to successfully sustain school mental health programs.
11 Aug 2011
Schools and mental health agencies can join resources to meet the mental health needs of children and youth, but this may present some challenges. This brief examines typical differences among schools and agencies—such as terminology, confidentiality rules, professional culture, diagnostic process, and eligibility—in an effort to promote shared vision and mission.
11 Aug 2011
School mental health programs can address mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders so that students are physically and emotionally ready to learn and students and their families are able to cope with the stress of daily living. This brief discusses how to support school mental health programs through system of care principles and initiatives.
13 Mar 2014
Child abuse prevention and other human service programs are under increasing pressure to demonstrate results and implement system and practice changes to improve outcomes. Putting What Works Into Practice describes important considerations for successfully implementing sustainable approaches with lasting benefit. It discusses critical activities that need to happen at different phases of implementation for leaders, policymakers, program managers, staff and stakeholders.