In each of our reports and toolkits, we take an in-depth look at an important youth and family services topic.


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A New Push for Teen Pregnancy Prevention

In this issue of NCFY Reports, we look at different ways to approach teen pregnancy prevention, engaging young men in prevention efforts, and reaching out to teen mothers to delay subsequent pregnancies.

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Please Leave a Message: Marketing and Communications for Youth-serving Nonprofits

No matter what you are communicating, or how, anything that goes into print, the airwaves, or the Internet about your organization is marketing. When done effectively, marketing enables potential clients, donors, volunteers, and the community to immediately recognize, value, and trust your organization and the work you do.

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Research to Practice: Making Developmental Systems Theory Work for You

Understanding the different settings in which young people grow up, how these environments interact, and how to work with young people within these different settings is key to helping young people thrive. This issue of NCFY Reports investigates developmental systems theory and how it can strengthen youth-serving organizations.

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Positive Staff Development

We strive to promote young people’s positive relationships with others, to provide opportunities for youth to learn, and to empower them to assume leadership roles. We call all of that Positive Youth Development. But what about positive staff development?


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