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Reports and Briefs
Presents fundamental facts on the rationale for using Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) within behavioral health service systems. The report offers examples, strategies, frameworks and tools for selecting, funding, implementing, improving, and sustaining evidence-based and promising practices within systems of care.
Describes the results of a nationally representative survey of students ages 12-18 on prevalence of school bullying. A lower percentage of students reported being bullied in 2013 compared to previous years according to this Department of Education blog.
Discusses a study published in the Journal of School Health examining the intersection between homelessness and sexual orientation among middle school students.
Introduces a SAMHSA study which is the first research study that provides insight on substance use initiation patterns among the one in every five full-time college students (aged 18 to 22) using illicit or potentially harmful substances.
Examines the findings of a NIH-funded study which found that students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year.
Presents an overview of commercial sexual exploitation of children and the policy and clinical implications.
Summarizes the findings of a NIAAA study which found that two to three training sessions using the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) techniques can significantly increase pediatricians’ use of techniques for identifying and treating young people with potential alcohol, substance use, and mental health problems.
Uses data from the combined 2012 and 2013 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health to present state (including the District of Columbia) estimates of past month cigarette use and perceptions of great risk of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes per day among persons aged 12 to 17.
Highlights findings from a 10-year trend report of the Family and Youth Services Bureau funded hotline, National Runaway Safeline, that shows that more youth contemplating running away are reaching out for help.