Brighter Futures Initiative

Related Internet Sites - Program Development Resources

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public.  The Department of Children and Families does not testify to, sponsor, or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages.

Additional internet resources can be found on the Wisconsin Dept. of Children & Families Brighter Futures Initiative webpage under National & Wisconsin website links

Program Development, Logic Models and Evaluation Toolkits:

DHHS ACF National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth, Guide to Starting a Youth Program

DHHS ACF, Child Welfare Information Gateway, Evaluation Toolkit & Logic Model Builder

OJJDP website, Logic Models

SAMHSA’s Prevention Platform (online resource for substance abuse prevention)

Comprehensive Community Initiatives (new website aimed for federal agencies – also appropriate for community-wide initiatives)

MENTOR /National Mentoring Partnership

Evidence-based/Evidence-Informed Programs & Strategies:

DHHS ACF, Child Welfare Information Gateway

DHHS ACF, National Resource Center for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)

DHHS SAMHSA, National Registry of Evidence-based Programs & Practices (NREPP)

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence, Blueprints for Violence Prevention

Child Trends

Find Youth Info:  Resources to Strengthen America’s Youth, Directory of Youth Programs

CDC/ National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

What Works Wisconsin, Effective Prevention & Intervention Programs

WI DPI website, Effective Scientifically-based Programs

Risk & Protective Factors:

Child Abuse & Neglect:

Substance Abuse:

Juvenile Delinquency:

Teen Pregnancy/Sexual Risk Prevention:

Developmental Assets:


CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

DHS Wisconsin Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH) 


WI Council on Children & Families, 2009-2010 WISKIDS COUNT report

FedStats   (Includes links to statistics from over 100 Federal agencies.)

Funding Opportunities/Grant Application Websites:

Federal Grant Application Website 
Website application process enables prospective grantees to register one time for all federal grant opportunities available online and have information generated for future applications, so information does not have to be re-entered. 

The Finance Project, Finding Resources to Support Mentoring Programs and Services for Youth  (November 2008 brief)

The Finance Project website

Michigan State University Libraries, Grants for Non-Profits: Youth & Family  A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to children and youth.

Grant Gopher, Inc., Grants for Non-Profits

E-Newsletters  (research briefs, webcasts, funding opportunities, more)

JUVJUST e-newsletter - subscribe

SAMHSA eNetwork /e-newsletter - subscribe

Chapin Hall e-alert /e-newsletter (University of Chicago) - subscribe

E-Adolescence /e-newsletter (University of Minnesota) - To subscribe to this newsletter or to submit information for inclusion, send an email to

RTC Updates /e-newsletter (Portland State University) - To subscribe to the Research and Training Center (RTC) for Pathways to Positive Futures e-newsletter, send an email to (subject line: “Add me to rtcUpdates listserv”)

Behavioral Health and Corrections Leader e-newsletter (Joyfields Institute for Professional Development) - subscribe


Contact Information

Last Revised: April 10, 2013

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