This resource discusses the connections between substance abuse, violence, and emotional disorders amongst children and adolescents. It also details the negative effects that substance abuse imposes...

This prevention brief provides project directors with information, strategies, and resources for addressing Teen Dating Violence (TDV) in schools. It covers important components of TDV, including:...

This brief provides Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) project directors, staff, and community partners with strategies for collaborating with the child welfare system and other community...

This brief presents best practices on preparing high-school age youth to transition out of the child welfare system by providing information and resources on graduating from high school, preparing...

This brief discusses the issue of truancy and its long term effects on a child’s academic performance as well as a child’s future role in society. It also provides consequences and causes of truancy...

This brief defines truancy and the various kinds of truancy, including habitual truancy, chronic truancy, and chronic absenteeism. It discusses the risk factors attributed to truancy and provides...

This brief describes youth courts as an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system. It discusses how youth courts operate as well as its effectiveness. It also highlights the four main...

Developing safe schools requires collaboration between juvenile justice providers (JJ), law enforcement, mental health providers (MH), and educators. Based on knowledge from the Safe Schools and...

Juvenile justice (JJ) is most commonly associated with provisions in place for youth who have committed crimes or who have been victims of abuse, such as Juvenile Court. This fact sheet broadens the...

School safety is a concern of every community therefore it is essential that law enforcement and school systems partner to ensure a school is a safe environment for both students and staff. This...

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