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Social Services TAG Resources

Encourage Positive Connections Between Adolescents and Supportive Adults

Ensure Services and Programs Are Welcoming and Developmentally Appropriate

Encourage Adolescents to Learn About Their Health and Connect Them with Trusted Healthcare Professionals

  • Health Services Locator
    These health service locators can help providers and others find services in their community. (HHS, Office of Adolescent Health) 
  • Health Care.gov Young Adults
    Resource pages describing the Affordable Care Act and services available to adolescents. (U.S Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Health Insurance Basics
    This resource is designed for teens to help them understand the basics of health insurance. (Nemours Foundation)
  • Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    Answers to frequently asked questions about the Affordable Care Act, including a Q&A about marketplace eligibility, enrollment periods, plans, and premiums. (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation) 
  • Dating Matters: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention Training
    This free, online course is available to educators, school personnel, youth mentors, and others dedicated to improving teen health. It provides scenarios, interactive exercises, and information from leading experts. (HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Adolescent Health Resources for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
    As youth transition out of foster care, they need extra support and may need guidance on how they can access health services. This one-page document lists free resources that social service workers can use to help youth aging out of foster care in their transition. (HHS, Office of Adolescent Health)

Provide Opportunities for Youth to Offer Input and Build Leadership Skills Into Program Design and Activities

Join with Others in Your Community to Improve and Coordinate Service Delivery 

Stay Abreast of the Latest Research and Implement Best Practices

  • Adolescent Development
    Research-based summaries on a wide range of adolescent health topics, including national and state fact sheets.  (HHS, Office of Adolescent Health)  
  • TAG Talks
    Video presentations by key experts showcasing the latest research on a range of topics relevant to adolescent development. Video presentations are strengths-based and include companion resources such as discussion guides for professionals and parents. (HHS, Office of Adolescent Health)   
  • Advancing the Self-Sufficiency and Well-Being of At-Risk Youth: A Conceptual Framework
    This report explores how programs can help advance the self-sufficiency and well-being of at-risk youth. (HHS, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation) 
  • Preventing Youth Violence: Opportunities for Action
    This report and its companion guide provide information and action steps to help communities, public health professionals, families, and young people take steps today to stop youth violence before it starts. (HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions
    This report describes a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach with examples of how some states are addressing and implementing trauma-informed systems of care for youth and their families. (National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates, Inc., and the Technical Assistance Collaborative)
  • Brain Frames
    Five printable handouts highlighting the latest research insights about adolescent brain development. These are geared for youth-serving professionals and include key facts, sample conversations, and quick references.  (Annie E. Casey Foundation) 
Content created by Office of Adolescent Health
Content last reviewed on March 14, 2017