Through the Youth Topics series, the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs provides information, strategies, tools, and resources for youth, families, schools and community organizations related to a variety of cross-cutting topics that affect youth. Read what experts are saying about these topics. Learn how the federal government is promoting collaboration at all levels to promote positive outcomes for youth. Get ideas for your neighborhood, community, or state. Click on the images below to learn more about specific topics.
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Over the course of 6 months, approximately 10% of juvenile detainees thought about suicide, and 11% had attempted suicide.
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