SAMHSA’s new 988 website serves as a one-stop-shop for 988 resources. It explains what 988, the new suicide and crisis lifeline, does and provides information relevant to anyone working to strengthen suicide prevention and mental health crisis services.
This resource points to diversion—the practice of holding youth accountable without invoking legal sanctions—as one potential path to addressing these stark racial disparities.
This infographic from the Annie E. Casey Foundation is based on federal data and presents positive and negative trends in youth incarceration between 1995 and 2019. It also offers recommendations for more effective responses than incarceration when young people break the law.
This brief, produced by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, argues that a crisis continuum of care designed specifically to meet the needs of children, youth, young adults, and their parents/caregivers is necessary.
This issue brief covers the positive impact of CCR on California’s foster care system, discusses recent efforts to support youth with complex needs, and offers a look at ongoing work to improve outcomes for California foster youth.