Several Healthy Transitions grantees have adopted and expanded the drop-in center approach, using them as tools for local behavioral health agencies to engage youth and young adults. This Healthy Transitions issue brief shares examples and lessons learned from the field across the various stages of drop-in center implementation, from early exploration and planning to full operation and sustainability
Positive Youth Development
Violence impacts our youth at home, in the community, and on campus. This Issue Brief homes in on the evidence-based practices, programs, and policies that ensure students are safe at school. It explores both interpersonal violence and structural violence, and describes the ecological systems framework to address them.
This Impact Brief provides an overview of how the State of Tennessee reframed the language of early childhood development to increase awareness of the long-term impact of early adversity and secure additional funding for much needed services, supports, and training.
The guide provides an overview of the importance of family and community supports for children who identify as LGBT. It also discusses the health risks and disparities that exist among this population. Resources and tips are provided for family members and the practitioners who are working with these families.
This toolkit provides the fundamentals of meaningful youth engagement strategies. Created by the National Resource Center for Youth Development in collaboration with FosterClub, the toolkit stems from the belief that youth should be involved in the design and implementation of programs, policies, and practices that impact their lives.