Update from ACT for Youth
Youth Development Research, Resources, Opportunities
October 2022
Featured Resource
Youth Statistics: Family Structure and Relationships
ACT for Youth: What can statistics tell us about families? In our popular Youth Statistics we offer a snapshot of U.S. family structures and connectedness.
Research and Resources
Youth Justice Action Month

October is Youth Justice Action Month. Each year, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention joins partners to raise awareness and educate the public about the impact of the justice system on children.
Engaging Youth in Education

A recent analysis from the National Association of State Boards of Education highlights how states are working on strategies that embed student voice in decision making and other opportunities.
Financial Aid for College: High School Toolkit

The Education Trust NY: Research shows that high schools can make a significant difference in helping college hopefuls who are low-income, immigrants, and first-generation college students complete the FAFSA and other state financial aid applications.
In this toolkit, you’ll find 10 evidence-based best practices your school can use to support all eligible seniors and their families to complete their FAFSA, NYS Application for TAP, NYS DREAM Act, and Excelsior Scholarship applications.

Firearm Deaths of Children and Adolescents Continued to Rise in 2021

Kaiser Family Foundation: In addition to physical harm, direct and indirect exposure to gun violence can negatively affect the mental health and well-being of youth. This brief explores trends in firearm-related injury and mortality among children (ages 17 and below) and how they vary by race and sex.

Activate: A collaboration between Child Trends, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, and Healthy Teen Network translates adolescent sexual and reproductive health research into practice resources for use by professionals who support young people.

Preventing Youth Hate Crimes & Identity-Based Bullying Initiative

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Last year, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention launched a comprehensive national initiative to prevent youth hate crimes and identity-based bullying. The initiative began with a symposium and a series of webinars which are available at the link below.
Professional Development
Strengthening Organizations’
Fund Development Planning

PASE: This seven-session institute including individualized coaching and follow-up is designed to address the challenges inherent in creating a diversified and sustainable fundraising plan and involves senior leadership in building a culture of philanthropy and developing strategies for resource diversification.

When: October 24, 2022

Youth Stakeholder Meeting: Tapping New Federal Funding to Help Older Youth Thrive
Forum For Youth Investment: Join this session to learn what’s possible and get tactical guidance on how to leverage funds for older youth, especially youth who are systems-involved or disconnected from school and the workforce.

When: October 24, 2022 4:00PM ET
Teaching Health Center
Planning and Development Program

The purpose of this grant program is to make awards to establish new accredited community-based primary care medical or dental residency programs and residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, or geriatrics to address shortages in the primary care physician and dental workforce shortages and challenges faced by in rural and underserved communities.

Deadline: December 12, 2022
This newsletter was developed with funding provided by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Women, Infant and Adolescent Health. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the ACT for Youth Center for Community Action and do not necessarily represent the views of the New York State Department of Health.