Skip to main content


Workforce Development

Recent studies about children

Series: Primers (for SAMSHA's Strategic Prevention Framework)

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

This series consists of seven publications, each covering one element of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Strategic Prevention Framework.

How to Implement a Model to Get Youth Off Drugs and Out of Crime

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

In this report, project directors from the first 10 Reclaiming Futures sites share the lessons they learned in creating and implementing a model for helping teens in trouble overcome drugs, alcohol

Getting it Right: Strategies for After-School Success

Public/Private Ventures

This report has synthesized the last 10 years of findings from Public/Private Ventures

Transforming School Improvement to Develop a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: What District Superintendents Say They Need to Move Forward

Center for Mental Health in Schools

This report examines school district superintendents' awareness, interest, and suggestions related to the need to expand the focus of school improvement planning and implementation to include deve

Effective Practices for Engaging At-Risk Youth in Service

Youth Service America

This guide of effective practices for engaging at-risk-youth in community service was designed for public officials, youth service and service-learning practitioners and teachers, and researchers.

Case Studies of System Implementation Issue Briefs

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health

This series of six briefs, based on findings from Case Studies of System Implementation, provides readers with a summary of lessons learned from established system of care communities.

Improving After-School Programs in a Climate of Accountability

Society for Research in Child Development

This research brief is a summary of a longer report, “After-School Programs and Academics: Implications for Policy, Practice, and Research,” that examines program evaluation literature, observational studies, and statements of program standards for after-school programs.

Summaries of Research on Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents and Their Families

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

This DataTrends summary provides an overview of two brief articles that discuss the implementation of evidence-based practice.

Engaging Youth

Healthy Teen Network

This publication focuses on how adolescent health professionals can utilize creative approaches to engage youth in positive youth development.