Information Resources for Youth

An Overview of the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans

Provides an overview of a federal guide for schools to assist with developing emergency operations plans (EOPs). Highlights key principles of emergency planning and EOP development. Describes the function of EOPs in preventing emergencies, managing school emergency response, and ways to facilitate recovery. Includes resources to support school emergency planning efforts.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Biden-Harris Administration's Statement of Drug Policy Priorities for Year One

Identifies and describes the following seven drug policy priorities for the first year of the Biden-Harris Administration: expanding access to evidence-based treatment; advancing racial equity issues in drug policy; enhancing evidenced-based harm reduction efforts; supporting evidence-based prevention efforts to reduce youth substance use; reducing the supply of illicit substances; advancing recovery-ready workplaces and increasing the addiction workforce; and expanding access to recovery support services. Outlines next steps for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to coordinate with other federal agencies to address drug policy priorities.

Sponsor: Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Provides resources for parent training and information centers and community parent resource centers across the U.S. which support families of children with disabilities in effectively participating in their child's education and development. Offers information and training to families, professionals, and other organizations by providing access to a resource library, a directory of parent centers, an online database of experts, webinars, and other resources on a variety of topics, including mental health and trauma-informed care.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse

Contains evidence-based information focused on parenting skills that help prevent the onset and progression of tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use among children and youth. Includes suggestions and video tutorials on positive parenting practices, such as good communication, encouragement, negotiating solutions, setting limits, supervision, and knowledge of children's friends and activities.

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI)

Provides information and resources to raise awareness of the impact trauma, violence, and bullying can have on the behavioral health of children, adolescents, and families. Seeks to enhance treatment and services for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Includes information and resources on traumatic stress, treatment options, and advice for families, caregivers, and others about how to help and respond to child traumatic stress.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
OJJDP Mentoring Program

Describes opportunities and resources related to mentoring, including relevant research, programmatic grants, training and technical assistance, and publications. Aims to increase access to effective mentoring services for youth in hopes of reducing youth substance use, aggression, depression, and criminal behavior while improving self-esteem, academic performance, and peer relationships.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Opioid Crisis and Substance Misuse

Provides tools, publications, and other resources for schools to provide services, support, and interventions to address opioid and substance misuse for students and their families. Includes information on substance use and related trauma among students. Discusses implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) to improve school climate and reduce substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Preparing for Opioid-Related Emergencies for K-12 Schools and Institutions of Higher Education

Fact sheet detailing the six-step planning process to help schools and institutions of higher education develop or update emergency operation plans (EOPs) to address potential threats and issues resulting from opioid misuse and abuse. Discusses the five mission areas of preparedness for opioid-related emergencies and the effects of the opioid crisis on school-aged children, young adults, and school safety. Includes links to additional resources and information to aid in the development of school EOPs, and programs and activities to address an opioid overdose.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Specialized Training Packages

Provides access to training materials to help school emergency managers train school faculty, staff, and students in emergency preparedness. Offers training on a range of specialized school emergency topics and on the process of developing high-quality emergency operation plans (EOPs). Builds knowledge and skills to help schools and school districts prevent, respond to, and recover from emergency situations. Packages include training instructions, PowerPoint presentations, tabletop exercises, supplemental materials, and resources.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
The Role of Districts in Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans: A Companion to the School Guide

Provides guidance to school districts in developing effective school emergency operations plans (EOPs). Describes the six-step planning process and the specific roles and responsibilities for district-level administrators and staff in developing and implementing EOPs. Includes a task checklist to help districts track their progress through the planning process. Builds on the previous Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans or School Guide.

Sponsor: Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)
Rural Health Research Center Publications on Children and Adolescents

Lists policy briefs, working papers, journal articles, and other publications on children and adolescents in rural areas published by federally-funded Rural Health Research Centers. Includes links to upcoming and archived webinars on the topic and other related projects. Product of the Rural Health Research Gateway funded by a cooperative agreement through HRSA's Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Sponsor: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
SAMHSA Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs

Provides an overview of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) efforts to address the challenges incarcerated and justice system-involved individuals face when attempting to seek treatment for and recover from mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs). Seeks to increase access to behavioral health services, minimize costs, and other consequences related to the unnecessary and repetitive incarceration of people with behavioral health issues. Discusses strategies to identify individuals with mental illness and SUDs and how to implement diversion programs, evidence-based practices, screening and assessments, and more.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA School and Campus Health Programs

Offers information and resources on challenges faced by children and youth, such as those related to bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and violence. Includes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) bullying and substance use prevention tools for educators and parents. Provides an overview of the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS), a program designed to reduce violence and bullying, and promote school safety to prevent depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide in students.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Teens Linked to Care (TLC)

Details a school-centered pilot project that examined implementing strategies to prevent youth substance abuse and risky sexual behaviors in high-risk rural communities in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Highlights efforts to address related issues of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), teen pregnancy, and high-risk substance use through education, primary prevention, and early detection screening. Program activities included implementing new health curricula, partnering with health departments and community drug-free coalitions, and developing and distributing informational products and video campaigns.

Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)