Posts Tagged: Youth

Making Friends With The Millennials

The dawn of the millennials is coming for the federal workforce. Four out of ten federal workers will be eligible for retirement in the next five years, according to OPM director Katherine Archuleta. Meaning that someone has to fill those spots – and it will be the millennials. Does this mean the face of the… Read more »

Winners of the Surgeon General’s Video Contest Announced

Surgeon General’s Video Contest: Tobacco—I’m Not Buying It winners announced. Yesterday, Dr. Regina Benjamin (U.S. Surgeon General) announced and chatted live with contest winners on Twitter. There were many great submissions, and we thank all of the young Americans who took part in the contest to help make the next generation tobacco free. Learn more… Read more »

Citizen Diplomats Support Foreign Policy by Hosting International Exchange Students

It’s an exciting time of year…we are gearing up to welcome our next class of USG-funded international high school exchange students. Wanted to bring to your attention the importance of youth exchange and the rewarding opportunities of hosting these future leaders from around the world. This DipNote blog says it all… Posted by J. Adam… Read more »

New Report

Nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood. The 2012 Surgeon General’s Report released today focuses on the problem of tobacco use among youth and young adults, its causes, and the effective strategies to prevent young people from ever starting. Learn more and share this CDC Feature article.

It’s All About the Crew

The second in my series of articles on the Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps – an example of government at its best, preparing youth for the future. Year after year we tell park staff – the Youth Conservation Corps crew will get more done than you expect. Even parks that have had crews year… Read more »

YOUTH SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR FACT SHEET

Youth Suicidal Behavior — Fact Sheet – Prevention of Youth Suicides and Suicidal Behavior SOURCE: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SUICIDOLOGY http://www.suicidology.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=232&name=DLFE-335.pdf Youth suicidal behavior is a significant national problem. The extent of suicidal behavior — including thoughts of and plans for suicide, nonfatal suicide attempts, and suicide deaths — is shown below. Yet, as with so… Read more »

Proposal: Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business

Suicide Prevention is Everybody’s Business By Mike Moldeven. This posting is FYI, but constructive comments will be appreciated: it’s my practice to occasionally excerpt content from ‘The Weekly Spark,’ published and e-distributed by the ‘Suicide Prevention Resource Center,’ associated with SAMHSA. Content of SPARK is such that it deserves wide dissemination to personnel, businesses, and… Read more »