We are so appreciative of the work you do to educate, engage, and support families. We are here to support your efforts. As you may know, Sesame Workshop offersFREE resources to help you help families through difficult situations like divorce.
Our Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce project was designed to:
- Provide tools and language to help young children (ages 2-8) cope with and understand divorce at an age-appropriate level.
- Aid families in communicating and expressing feelings around divorce.
- Reassure children that they will be cared for, and that—together with their families—they can learn ways to adjust to their new life and have hope for the future.
Webcast Series Materials: Serving our Youth: Working with Family and Youth Services Bureau, January 2016
These podcasts were produced in partnership between U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB). They share information on providing resources and support for job seekers who are homeless youth, pregnant and parenting youth, or victims of domestic violence.
Website link: https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001602137163210172/info
New Bullying Prevention Online Training Available
StopBullying.gov has launched a free online bullying prevention
and response training course. This professional development tool provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through long-term, communitywide prevention strategies. The self-directed training allows stakeholders to test their knowledge on the latest research, statistics, and best practices on bullying prevention and response and to earn continuing education credits.
Learn about more resources related to bullying prevention at StopBullying.gov.
Access bullying prevention resources from OJJDP.
The implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law in 2014, presents an extraordinary opportunity for the publicly-funded workforce development system. The system can now demonstrate its ability to improve job and career options for our workers, job-seekers, and youth, including those with disabilities and other barriers to employment, through an integrated, job-driven network that links diverse talent to businesses and supports the development of strong regional economies. In January 2016, collaborative teams from across the United States and its territories met in Washington, D.C., for a national convening entitled, “One Team, One Vision, One Conversation.”
Website Link: https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/content/materials-available-workforce-innovation-and-opportunity-act-wioa-national-convening
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013 is now available online
Child Welfare Outcomes 2010-2013: Report to Congress is the fourteenth in a series of reports from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the Department). The publication is designed to inform Congress and professionals related to the child welfare field about national and State performance on several measures of outcomes for children served by child welfare systems throughout the country. The outcomes address the safety, permanency, and well-being of the children, and focus on widely accepted performance objectives for child welfare practice.
You can click here to download, New Orleans Trafficking Study
Your Participation in the Point-in-Time Count Matters More Than Ever
As point-in-time counts take place across the country over the next few weeks, Executive Director Matthew Doherty reflects on the importance of counting people experiencing homelessness and the amazing efforts of organizers and volunteers alike.
First Lady Addresses Mayors, Encourages Continued Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness
At last week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors, First Lady Michelle Obama commended communities for their progress so far, and reiterated her support — and that of the entire Obama Administration — for ending Veteran homelessness everywhere.
Watch Mrs. Obama’s full remarks. Read the transcript.
In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere, with autochthonous (locally acquired) cases identified in Brazil. As of January 15, 2016, local transmission had been identified in at least 14 countries or territories in the Americas, including Puerto Rico(See Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] link below for countries and territories in the Americas with Zika virus transmission). Further spread to other countries in the region is likely.
Local transmission of Zika virus has not been documented in the continental United States. However, Zika virus infections have been reported in travelers returning to the United States. With the recent outbreaks in the Americas, the number of Zika virus disease cases among travelers visiting or returning to the United States likely will increase. These imported cases may result in local spread of the virus in some areas of the continental United States, meaning these imported cases may result in human-to-mosquito-to-human spread of the virus.
February is African American History month and the SSRC is highlighting recent research on parenting and child support and how these issues impact African American families. This newsletter also provides information on our new Emerging Scholar, Dr. Sarah Kimberlin, and events including an upcoming SSRC webinar on connecting opportunity youth to work, and OPRE’s 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS).
Long-term consequences of adolescent parenthood among African-American urban youth: A propensity score matching approach