Career Guide for Teens with Disabilities

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Many high school students have no idea what they want to do after they graduate. A new booklet, cowritten by teens for teens, helps young people with disabilities:

  • Explore their post-high school options
  • Make choices that are right for them
  • Find activities they can do now to get ready
  • Access support services to help them succeed

Get the career guide for high schoolers. It’s a downloadable PDF (get Adobe Reader).

And for parents: Find tips and resources to help your child pursue a satisfying career.

Brand NEW CCC Snapshot of NYC Children and Families!


Our NEW Snapshot of NYC Children and Families in 2014 is based on the latest data available fr the United States Census American Community Survey, which includes estimates on demographics including age, gender, race, and household characteristics, as well as economic and housing conditions.

The 2014 data reveal that signs of economic recovery seen in 2013 seem to have lost momentum. Key findings from CCC’s analysis include:

•    One in three NYC children continue to live in poverty.
•    Median income for NYC families with children stagnated.
•    The cost of living in NYC continued to increase.
•    Unemployment rates for New Yorkers ages 20 and up approached pre-recession levels.

Download our snapshot for a thorough analysis of the data.

The Census 2014 data are now available on Keeping Track Online. Explore these indicators and more on a citywide, borough or community district level through user-friendly maps, charts and tables!

New Toolkit for Senior Centers: Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide


unnamed (2)A new publication titled, Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Centers, is now available to download in the SAMHSA Store.

A companion to Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for Senior Living Communities, this resource is for senior center staff and volunteers to connect older adults to a range of critical services and programs.

The toolkit offers a section on each of the three key strategies that senior centers can use to promote emotional well-being and prevent suicide among older adults. Each section describes recommended steps for carrying out the strategy and indicates nine relevant tools and resources, including three fact sheets that can be shared with older adults and their families as part of an educational session or other event.

Download your copy today!

Free Training for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals


Online Training for Substance Abuse Treatment Professionals

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) just launched an enhanced and updated online tutorial for substance abuse treatment professionals. Through this course, you can learn more about the impact of child welfare and dependency court requirements on parents who are in substance use disorder treatment and who are involved with the child welfare system. The course is designed to highlight key considerations and effective strategies for working with these families to achieve reunification and recovery. This course is approved for 4.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

NCSACW Tutorials for Child Welfare and Court Professionals

We encourage you to work with your child welfare and court partners to ensure these systems receive training on serving families affected by substance use disorders. Follow the
links below for information on the additional online tutorials
the NCSACW provides:

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

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Every October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), we take time to raise awareness about the 12 million women and men who are victims of domestic violence annually in the U.S.  We also take time to recognize the tireless advocates and allies who are doing outstanding work in their local communities to end intimate partner violence and to provide critical and often life-saving services to survivors and their families.

Collaboration is a key component in our efforts because domestic violence doesn’t affect just one person or one family. It affects entire communities.

For more than three decades, the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Family Violence Prevention & Services Program (FVPSA) has supported:

  • community-driven solutions to domestic violence;
  • domestic and dating violence prevention education; and
  • networks of programs and services to respond to domestic violence in states, territories and tribal communities.

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New American Red Cross Financial Planning Guide

Safeguarding one’s finances in case of a catastrophic event is an often-overlooked aspect of disaster preparedness. In response, theAmerican Red Cross and the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) developed Disasters and Financial Planning, a comprehensive guide aimed at helping people be more proactive with their financial preparedness in advance of disasters. This guide highlights the importance of:

  • Setting aside a three-day supply of cash to cover expenses one might encounter during a disaster or emergency;
  • Planning ahead by attaining the proper insurance coverage so that disaster recovery doesn’t have to come out of pocket;
  • Having a solid financial plan to avoid living paycheck to paycheck; and
  • Having money set aside to address immediate disaster-related needs.

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NEW GUIDANCE: Ending Youth Homelessness Through a Coordinated Community Response

unnamedIn Opening Doors, we set a national goal to prevent and end youth homelessness in 2020. To get there, it will take all of us–government, non-profits, business, and philanthropy–to make sure every community has the capacity to achieve the goal.

Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response builds upon the Federal Framework to End Youth Homelessness and lays out the preliminary vision for the system communities need to build to end youth homelessness forever. It draws upon what we know works to end homelessness for other populations, along with strategies that support the unique needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults under 25.