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Research Summary Recap: Primary Sources 2010

December 23, 2010

This year, NCFY’s Primary Sources column examined research on a wide variety of topics, from improving mentoring practice to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth to smoothing the rough road to adulthood. As the year winds down, we offer some highlights.

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Using Ice Breakers

December 22, 2010

New small-group activities to make your program stronger.

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Primary Sources: What Nonprofits Can Learn From Schools About Serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young People

December 21, 2010

The “safe schools movement” promotes inclusive education policies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Youth-serving agencies wishing to better serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth can look to the schools for ideas and inspiration.  

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Ask NCFY: Being an LGBTQ-friendly space

December 20, 2010

Letting youth know that you're an accepting space starts with making sure your program really is.

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New Tool for Working with Undocumented Homeless Youth

December 17, 2010

A new publication helps youth workers and educators better serve undocumented homeless youth.

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Primary Sources: Preventing Youth Suicide

December 16, 2010

A new study divides suicide risk into four classes and associates each class with the types of young people most at risk.

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Penny Lane Supports All Children and All Families

December 15, 2010

Youth-serving organizations that recruit gay and lesbian foster families and volunteers, like Penny Lane, in North Hills, CA, can earn recognition from the Human Rights Campaign's All Children - All Families initiative.

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Primary Sources: Improving Outcomes for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Young People

December 14, 2010

Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth have higher rates of suicide, depression, drug use and heavy drinking than their heterosexual peers; however, those with stronger parental support were less likely to have these problems.   

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The Trevor Project: Helping to Make Things Better for LGBTQ Youth

December 13, 2010

It Gets Better Project videos--and NCFY--highlight the work of The Trevor Project, a resource and suicide prevention hotline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.

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Ask NCFY: Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth

December 10, 2010

Q: My program needs help working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.  What resources are out there?

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Right on the Money: Five Ways to Thank Your Donors

December 10, 2010

Common wisdom says to thank your donors at least seven times during the course of the year. Here are five ideas for thanking those who give to your cause one last time before we say goodbye to 2010.

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Bright Idea: With Training, Host Homes Offer LGBTQ Youth a Safe Harbor

December 9, 2010

Program directors from Avenues for Homeless Youth (Minneapolis) and UCAN (Chicago) explain why host homes can be uniquely well-suited living arrangements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in transition.

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Highlight on FYSB Grantees: Preventing Teen Pregnancy and Other Social Problems

December 8, 2010

With the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s attention focused on preventing young people from becoming parents too soon, a dozen grantees of FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program have accepted the challenge and were this fall awarded federal grants to combat teen pregnancy

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New Voices From the Field Podcast: NICWA Director Terry Cross

December 8, 2010

Terry Cross explains his pioneering work with the "relational worldview" in NCFY's latest podcast.


FYSB Announces Art Contest for Youth Programs

December 3, 2010

Want FYSB to help you showcase the creativity of your youth and making your program brighter?  Enter FYSB's Art Contest for Youth Programs!

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Teens Talk About Connecting With Adults

December 2, 2010

A new website provides opportunities for teens to speak their minds, and for adults to learn.

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December 1 Is World AIDS Day

December 1, 2010

There are plenty of free resources available to assist youth workers in boosting awareness and fighting HIV/AIDS.

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