Primary Sources: Integrated Employment and Mental Health Services -- How Well Do They Work For Homeless Youth?
A researcher collaborated with two social services agencies in Los Angeles to investigate the effect on young people of two programs that combine employment and mental health services.
Most At Risk: Population-Based Approaches for Helping Trafficking Victims
Research shows that a focus on specific populations is the most effective way to help trafficking victims. We take a look at some of the most at-risk young people and how to serve them.
A Research-Based Guide to Helping Teens Deal With Drug Abuse
People are most likely to begin abusing drugs—and that includes tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and prescription drugs—as teens and young adults. Learn about ways to help teens struggling with addiction from a new guide by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Primary Sources: Community Service Boosts Young People’s Development—If It’s Done Right
A chapter in "Handbook of Child Well-Being" scans the research to pinpoint the factors that make community service beneficial for young people.
Primary Sources: What Happens When Homeless Youth Do the Research?
In Los Angeles, 15 homeless young people spearheaded a research project that surveyed teens like them. The researchers who mentored them say the young people and their community benefited.
Bright Idea: Everything You Need to Know About Helping Homeless Youth Apply for Medicaid
Top tip: Encourage youth to enroll by phone. Read on for other advice from Graham Bowman of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Interactive Tool Helps Parents and Other Adults Talk to Young People About Drinking
You can prepare parents to talk to their children about alcohol with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration's "Start the Talk."
Bright Idea: Three Ways to Help Young People Cope With STI Tests
Learn how to guide youth through the process of being tested for sexually transmitted infections--and help them get them the health care they need if they test positive.