From Sesame Street: FREE Divorce Resources! Order Today!

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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.

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Resource Materials: Serving our Youth and Asset Building

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.

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NEW RESOURCE: New Bullying Prevention Online Training


New Bullying Prevention Online Training Available

Stop Bullying 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.


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Access bullying prevention resources from OJJDP.

News from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

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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.

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Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases Inbox x

ISSISS Contributes Towards Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases

ISS has contributed towards the newly published Guidelines Promoting the Human Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in Transnational Child Protection Cases. This new publication, which also includes a guide for professionals, explores challenges and opportunities in safeguarding human rights of children in transnational child protection work. Issues surrounding case management, care planning for children on the move, and the cooperation of authorities and service providers across borders are all discussed.

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Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP): Tip sheets and addititonal informaiton

Pathways Transition Training Partnership (PTTP) has produced a new tip sheet on social support for young people in the transition years. This tip sheet describes how service providers can connect young people with the types of supports they need and prefer.

This tip sheet reinforces concepts embedded within a forthcoming set of online training modules for practitioners. Learn more about this exciting opportunity from the PTTP project page.

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New Guidance: Ending Youth Homelessness Through a Coordinated Community Response

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has set a national goal to prevent and end youth homelessness by the year 2020. This paper provides a preliminary vision for a coordinated community response to achieve this goal. The information draws upon proven strategies to end homelessness for other populations, along with ways to support the unique needs of unaccompanied youth and young adults.