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Successful Black Parenting, the first national print magazine for Black parents was established in 1993. It was relaunched about 5 years ago, internationally, as an online publication. Successful Black Parenting has won many prestigious awards and is referenced by the community, medical personnel, and those working with urban families. The mission of Successful Black Parenting is to help families to thrive in order to raise children to be successful citizens.
This report provides a snapshot of CDC's work in Indian Country, with tribal nations, tribal organizations, and American Indians and Alaska Natives across the United States. The CDC's Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) asked CDC to prepare a booklet highlighting the work being done in Indian Country as part of a broader portfolio to improve health and protect against health threats. American Indians and Alaska Natives have higher rates of disease, injury, and premature death than other racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Many Native populations also have higher rates of poverty, unemployment, poor housing, and low education, among other adversities. These afflictions result from historical insults and injustices, perpetrated over many generations. CDC works with and supports American Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages, tribal organizations, and Tribal Epidemiology Centers to promote health, prevent disease, reduce health disparities, and strengthen connections to culture and lifeways that improve health and wellness that have been threatened over generations. CDC’s work with and support of Indian Country to improve the lives of Native peoples is reflected in this report.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors health behaviors, conditions, and experiences among high school students throughout the United States. The system includes a national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), conducted by CDC, and separate state, local school district, territorial, and tribal school–based YRBSs, referred to as site-level surveys. YRBSS monitors priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and social problems among youths and adults. This resource includes data collected in 2019.
This resource is the 28th edition of the annual Child Maltreatment report series. States provide the data for this report through the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), a voluntary national data collection and analysis program to make available state child abuse and neglect information. Data have been collected every year since 1991, The Child Maltreatment report series is an important resource relied upon by thousands of researchers, practitioners, and advocates throughout the world.
Trauma-informed (TI) approaches provide a framework that applies to all levels of a community or organization for preventing and addressing childhood trauma and building resilience in children and families. Despite growing efforts to integrate TI approaches into service delivery for children and families, there is limited research examining implementation and effectiveness. This research review summarizes current knowledge of TI initiatives at the systems level.
Government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are integrating trauma-informed approaches into federal initiatives and programs. In collaboration with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), James Bell Associates and Education Development Center prepared two resources that highlight and describe trauma-informed initiatives focused on Trauma-Informed Initiatives at the Systems Level and Profiles of Select Trauma-Informed Programs.
Many families become involved in the child welfare system due to substance use-related safety and parenting concerns. This issue of CW360° features a partnership with the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health and explores the impact and implications of families’ co-occurring involvement in the child welfare and substance use disorder treatment systems and work at the local, state, and federal levels to support families.
The opioid epidemic continues to have devastating con­sequences for children and families across the country, with growing social and financial implications for states. This report highlights effective strategies by Kentucky, New Hampshire, and Virginia to support families impacted by opioid use disorder (OUD). It includes strategies, ideas for maximizing resources and opportunities to support children and families impacted by OUD.
The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (Forum) created America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2019, a compendium of indicators about our Nation’s young people. The report, the 23rd produced by the Forum, presents 41 key indicators on important aspects of children’s lives drawn from reliable Federal statistics.
This resource from the Administration for Children and Families and the Children's Bureau describes the trends in foster care and adoption from fiscal years 2008-2017. The data is based upon the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System.