News and Advocacy Alerts

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month 2021

January 2021 marks the 11th anniversary of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. One step toward achieving National Safe Place Network's (NSPN) vision of a world where all youth are safe is to help everyone increase their awareness of the vulnerabilities of all youth to sex and labor trafficking. This month, NSPN will be sharing resources that may serve as an introduction to some of you and a refresher for others. Resources will be updated throughout the month and also posted to the NSPN Facebook and Twitter pages.

Click here to access resources.

Understanding the College to Career Transition

The Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (Transitions ACR) recently released “’Adulting is Hard’: Understanding the College to Career Transition and Supporting Young Adults’ Emotional Wellbeing”. The article outlines findings in categories such as: preparing for life after college, entering the workforce, adjustment challenges, finances and student loans, and more. The findings were based on survey responses collected from college seniors.

Click here to access the article.

Podcast Promoting Resilience

The Transform Center has released a podcast series called Promoting Resilience. The episodes cover topics like promoting positive and healthy parenting, how schools can build resiliency in youth, the intersection of race and the child welfare system, and supporting resiliency in the face of COVID-19. Listen here.


New SAMHSA Guide for Suicidal Youth

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a new guide titled Treatment of Suicidal Ideation, Self-Harm, and Suicide Attempts Among Youth as part of their evidence-based resource guide series. The guide provides interventions to treat suicide attempts, self-harm, and ideation among youth, as well as research on implementation and examples of evidence-based programs. 

The guide can be accessed for download here.

Families Thrive Virtual: Protective and Promotive Factors to Enhance Thriving for Children, Youth, and Families

The Youth in Focus collaborative is offering a multi-day, virtual, Families Thrive training. The training takes place three days a week between January 6 and February 19, 2021 and will feature a practitioner and training of trainers track. For more information, including schedules, materials needed, cost, and registration, visit

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