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A cell phone displays the KnowBullying app.

SAMHSA's KnowBullying App Provides Bullying Prevention Advice at Your Fingertips
A free smartphone app created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration aims to prevent bullying and build resilience in children.

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Primary Sources: Researchers Propose Key Role for Schools in Meeting Mental Health Needs of Homeless Students
Young people who experience homelessness are at high risk for mental health problems.

Two young women graduating from school.

How Are America's Young Adults Doing? New Report Takes a Look
There are 31.2 million young adults in the United States. Much of the news about them is positive.

A smiling young woman.

'Don't Call Them Dropouts'
A report from America's Promise Alliance asks why young people leave high school and what might bring them back.

A young man sits with his head in his hands.

What Is Toxic Stress and How Can You Help Young People Experiencing It?
The Center for Youth Wellness' new whitepaper, "An Unhealthy Dose of Stress," highlights the challenges children face when exposed, over and over, to "adverse" experiences.

African-American teacher and student smiling.

Primary Sources: Does Having Teachers of Their Own Race Help Students Avoid Pregnancy?
Researchers investigated by interviewing Georgia educators and analyzing teen pregnancy rates in the state.

School lunch tray with a sandwich, an apple and a bottle of milk.

New Guidance on When Eligible Students Can Begin Receiving Free School Meals
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released new guidance on the effective date of free school meal or milk benefits for students, including homeless children and teens.

Diverse young people.

Make Your Organization More Culturally Competent
A new brief from the Administration for Children & Families' Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation provides an overview of cultural competence for organizations serving children and families from diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

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