Reviews the 2016 programs of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that serve unaccompanied children. This report specifically examines the Child Advocate Program locations and advocate services for vulnerable children, and providing recommendations.
Highlights three models of community-level approaches for preventing youth violence and reducing health disparities.
Presents recommendations from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for eliminating the use of conversion therapy among youth.
Highlights findings and recommendations from the convening of an Institute of Medicine expert committee charged with identifying key steps to ensure evidence-based care is provided to individuals receiving both mental health and substance use services.
Overviews issues related to human trafficking that have received legislative action or were of significant interest during the 114th Congress.
Reports on recommendations from the Sandy Hook Commission that was established by the Connecticut governor following the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Highlights the recommendations of the Attorney’s General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence.
Introduces a concept of trauma and offers a framework for becoming a trauma-informed organization, system, or service sector.
Reports on the 2012 recommendations from the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, which was established to recommend ways to prevent, reduce, and treat children’s exposure to violence.
Reviews findings of the National Commission on Children and Disasters, an independent, bipartisan body established by Congress and the President to identify gaps in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for children and to make recommendations to close the gaps.
This section includes key resources related to child trauma policy developed by external partners, national organizations, and federal agencies.