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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 10, 2010
Q: My program needs help working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. What resources are out there?
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.
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.
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
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!