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In September of 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was one of seven states awarded the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Wisconsin’s SS/HS grant initiative is a collaborative effort bet...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Education | Juvenile Justice/System Involved Youth | Partnership

A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults.

Education | Partnership | Policy | Substance Use Prevention

Provides national data showing how health care, family, and community factors are related to mental, behavioral, and developmental disorders in early childhood. Findings highlight specific factors that could be addressed through efforts at national, state and local levels.

Policy | Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Provides an overview of the qualifications and the professional development activities of the nation’s infant/toddler workforce, based on representative data collected by the National Survey of Early Care and Education.

Capacity Building/Workforce Development | Early Care and Education | Education | Home Visiting

Summarizes research about infant and toddler development, highlighting areas that are foundational for later school success.

Early Childhood | Early Care and Education | Education | Social and Emotional Well-Being

Explores opportunities, considerations, and methods for using storytelling to understand and communicate information about social service programs in tribal communities.

Early Care and Education | Education

ACF announced a new Policy Statement on Early Childhood Career Pathways as part of their focus on elevating the early childhood workforce in policy and practice.

Early Care and Education | Education

Shares the ways in which Preschool Development Grant states are responding to the expulsion and suspension of their youngest students, outlining policies and practices used.


Summarizes research conducted primarily over the past 10 years on how families’ involvement in children’s learning and development through activities at home and at school positively impacts literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills of children ages 3 to 8.

Early Childhood | Family Driven | Education

Explains how a child’s early development from birth through age 8 is critical to making an effective transition into elementary school and for long-term academic achievement.

Early Care and Education | Education