News Archives

News Archives

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Primary Sources: What Do Homeless Youth Think About Substance Abuse?

November 30, 2010

Recently, we featured a study that explored how homeless youth who abuse substances cope with street life. In this installment of Primary Sources, we take a closer look at the role of substance abuse in homeless young people’s lives, and strategies to engage them in healthier behavior.

Two young women celebrating their quinceaƱeras.

Right on the Money: Volunteer Fundraisers Drive Donations to Youth-Serving Agencies

November 29, 2010

Volunteer-led drives increase an organization’s network of donors while pulling in more resources than most individuals could raise on their own.

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Bright Idea: Painting the Bigger Picture at a Washington, DC, Residential Program

November 24, 2010

An attic in Washington, DC, gets a makeover thanks to poetry, Positive Youth Development and group art-making.

A homeless young woman sits on the sidewalk with her dog.

Primary Sources: Helping Homeless Youth Cope With the Risks of Street Life

November 23, 2010

New research suggests that substance-abusing homeless youth can cope with trauma and the stressors of being on the street by problem-solving and distracting themselves with alternative activities.

A Native American woman.

Sacred Circle: Ending Violence Against Native Women

November 22, 2010

The Sacred Circle National Resource Center works to end violence against Native women.

Photograph of three young people talking next to a chain-link fence.

Making Homeless Youth Count

November 19, 2010

A new tool provides step-by-step suggestions for including youth in point-in-time homeless counts.

Native American woman and youth

Primary Sources: Reducing Delinquency Among Native American Young People

November 18, 2010

A new article in the journal Youth & Society identifies the factors that make Native American youth more or less likely to get into trouble for violent behavior.

A young Native American woman.

Targeting Tribal Teens for HIV Prevention

November 16, 2010

New resources reaching Tribal youth with culturally appropriate HIV prevention materials.

Photograph of a diverse group of cheerful young people.

Ask NCFY: Help for Someone Who Wants to Start a Youth Shelter

November 14, 2010

NCFY responds to the question: "What resources are there for people who'd like to start a youth shelter in their community?"

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Native Youth Harness the Power of Video to Address Teen Pregnancy

November 11, 2010

Tribal youth use media to tackle teen pregnancy.

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Primary Sources: Preventing and Treating Trauma in Young People

November 11, 2010

A new article from the Justice Policy Institute tackles why it makes sense to invest in trauma-informed care for children and youth. 

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Secretary Sebelius Speaks Out About Bullying: 'It Gets Better'

November 4, 2010

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has a message for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth suffering from bullying and intolerance: They are not alone, and it will get better.

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Welcome to the New NCFY Website!

November 1, 2010

The new NCFY website has lots of great features!  

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Senator of Colorado, 1993-2005

November is Native American Heritage Month

November 1, 2010

This month, celebrate Native culture. NCFY recommends a number of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month.

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November is National Runaway Prevention Month

November 1, 2010

Learn about ways you can observe National Runaway Prevention Month.  

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