Evidence-based programs and practices bring together the best available research, professional expertise and input from youth and families to identify and deliver services that have been demonstrated to achieve positive outcomes for youth, families and communities.
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and FYSB recognize that all communities are different and that there is not a one-size-fits-all program plan. In this tip sheet, leaders of FYSB-funded agencies share how they are using harm reduction to better serve youth in their communities.
Positive Youth Development is a comprehensive framework outlining the supports all young people need to be successful. Runaway and homeless youth programs that embrace this developmental model provide ongoing and intentional opportunities for young people to participate in meaningful activities.
Service-learning combines service and learning, with an equal emphasis on each. Youth engaged in service-learning not only help others and strengthen their communities, but also learn and grow in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
As part of its annual observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program joins with its grantees and federal partners to offer a wide range of educational events and awareness activities.
HHS conducts regular reviews of the evidence base for teen pregnancy prevention programs. To that end, seven new programs have demonstrated evidence of effectiveness, which increases the number of programs meeting the criteria from 37 to 44.
On April 26-27, 2016, the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program hosted an in-person training on the overlapping nature of adolescent risk. The training sought to broaden grantees’ knowledge and awareness on complex issues that vulnerable youth often encounter.
The most recent data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) survey indicate that there has been a dramatic decline in the proportion of high school students who have had sex in the last two years—declining from 47% in 2013 to 41% in 2015.
As PREP grantees, you do important work to serve youth in the community every day, but are you also communicating about the work you are doing and sharing your successes to ensure that others know about your efforts?