Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Provides website visitors with ways they can join the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY), the National Center for Housing & Child Welfare (NCHCW), the National Network for Youth (NN4Y), and Covenant House in the Home for the Holidays campaign. This campaign helps communities develop a plan for assisting vulnerable youth with housing over breaks.
Assists practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The intent of the resource is to help practitioners implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their LGBT children.
Serves as a framework for targeting three organizational levels of treatment: individual counselor and staff, clinical and programmatic, and organizational and administrative. The chapters target specific racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations along with the core elements of cultural competence highlighted in the model.
Describes three practice support tools that highlight research evidence on the experience of boys and young men of color, specifically, and youth of color in general. These tools include:
Ensuring the Well-being of Boys and Young Men of Color: Factors that Promote Success and Protect Against Substance Use and Misuse.
Provides resources and special considerations for addressing bullying in youth with disabilities. Includes information about creating a safe environment for youth with special health needs, federal civil rights laws for youth with disabilities, and additional resources.
Highlights some of the challenges teachers face in meeting the needs of highly mobile students and their more stable peers. Offers recommendations to teachers based on an exploration of the literature and case studies of award-winning teachers with a variety of students in their classrooms who moved frequently.
Offers culturally sensitive information to Native American youth on human trafficking, ways to protect themselves and their friends, staying safe online, and fighting trafficking in the community. The toolkit describes where trafficking happens, and why it is hard to leave, and offers social media resources for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.