Best, Promising and Innovative Work Underway

Throughout the United States, children and their families are feeling the impact of substance use. About 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger reside in a home where at least one parent has a substance use disorder. Learn more about the work that helps put children and families back on the path forward.


An evidence-based resource for those committed to preventing and responding to violence against children and adolescents.
Literature review which focuses on issues related to dual-system youth (i.e., youth involved in both juvenile and child welfare systems), the characteristics of both systems, predictors of crossover from one system to the other, and the impacts of programming for this population.
This brief highlights important facts about the new dedicated crisis line and offers tips to help communities prepare for the national launch of 988 in 2022.
Report "Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory

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POWER SOURCE, a Lionheart Foundation, program for youth at-risk, listed on Crime, an evidence-based repository of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that serves as a clearinghouse of information about what works and what is promising in justice programs and practices. Power Source...
NYC study examining impact of zero-tolerance student discipline policy, particularly the practice of suspension. The study also found that schools can be safe places for students even if the surrounding neighborhood is relatively unsafe.
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH) and The Drug Overdose Prevention and Eduction (DOPE) Project’s new San Francisco Project have pioneered a new harm reduction technology from Brave Coop (Brave Harm Reduction) that puts peers at the center of overdose response, saving lives and...
he South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Children’s Trust of South Carolina, offers a free 24/7 online database, Community Connections, which provides resources that connect South Carolinians in need with available social and health care services across the...
Article featuring best practice from Charlotte, NC

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The Colorado Farm Bureau and several agriculture and behavioral health partners, launched the Colorado Agricultural Addiction and Mental Health Program
This issue of Transforming Care profiles regional partnerships that aim to bolster access to maternity care in rural communities.
This report shares key highlights of the Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT)
This guide presents information on evidence-based policing practices in small, rural, and tribal agencies, which often have different problems and different needs from the large, urban agencies where most law enforcement research is conducted - as well as different strengths
Fostering Communities launched as a partnership with United Methodist congregations in 10 rural North Carolina counties, but it has expanded to other rural churches as well.

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Features Native traditional healing practice to juvenile healing to wellness courts.
Resource to aid researchers in doing research with Indigenous people and communities.
Shares the goal of Collaborative Hubs to develop and test prevention strategies that could sustainably reduce the burden of youth suicide in AI/AN communities.
Results of Prenatal Alcohol and Other Drug Exposure Case Study in one Tribal community.
Resource Guide which seeks to improve outcomes for American Indian and Alaska Native populations returning to their communities and families after incarceration.

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