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Promoting Federal Student Aid to Homeless College Students

March 29, 2011

A new poster from the National Center for Homeless Education and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators helps unaccompanied young people determine if they're eligible for federal student aid.

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Primary Sources: Exploring What Works in Treating the Mental Health of Trafficking Victims

March 28, 2011

The authors review the evidence behind mental health treatments for common conditions seen in sex trafficking victims.

Diverse young men.

Help Young Men Fight Violence

March 25, 2011

Tools to help make boys and young men part of the solution in the effort to stop sexual violence and abuse.

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Primary Sources: Serving Female Victims of Sex Trafficking

March 23, 2011

A 2007 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services explored how social service programs can better serve young women who become victims of sex trafficking.

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Celebrate the Power of Youth on Democracy Day

March 22, 2011

Teach your youth about voting rights and democracy as part of Rock the Vote's celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 26th Amendment, which gave young people the right to vote starting at age 18.

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Primary Sources: Proof That Trafficked Girls Are Victims Under the Law

March 17, 2011

The authors of a study published last year make the case that many young prostitutes meet the federal definition of sex trafficking victims.

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FYSB Expert Talks About Youth Homelessness

March 15, 2011

Curtis O. Porter, director of the Family and Youth Services Bureau's Division of Youth Services, answers questions about the recession's effect on youth homelessness and other topics in an interview with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Co-Occurring and Homeless Activities Branch.

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Right on the Money: When Corporations Are Partners, Donations Come Naturally

March 14, 2011

The chief fundraiser for a youth-serving agency shares the steps she took to build a relationship with and secure a donation from one Arkansas company.

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'Opening Doors' Near You: Recommendations for Community Strategic Plans to End Homelessness

March 10, 2011

Youth-serving organizations around the country are part of the federal government's strategic plan to end homelessness in the United States. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness has recommendations for communities creating their own strategic plans as part of the Opening Doors initiative.

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Primary Sources: Barriers--and Solutions--to Serving Young Victims of Sex Trafficking

March 9, 2011

An article published last year investigates the barriers to serving young victims of sex trafficking--and proposes possible solutions.

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Nominate a Program for Inclusion in FindYouthInfo's Directory

March 8, 2011

Know a program that aims to help adolescent victims of sex trafficking and that has been shown to have good outcomes? Nominate it for inclusion in the FindYouthInfo program directory.

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Preparing Staff to Work With Trafficked Youth

March 7, 2011

Thousands of youth are trafficked in the United States every year. The Polaris Project offers several tools youth-serving organizations can use to prepare their staff members to serve these young people well.  

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Ask NCFY: Helping Victims of Trafficking

March 4, 2011

Steps youth workers can take if they believe a young person is being trafficked.

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Primary Sources: Delaying Sex May Protect Abused Teens From Sex Trafficking

March 3, 2011

Having sex for the first time in the early teen years may make some young people more at risk for sex trafficking. But this link can be prevented.

Photograph of a young woman on the street.

NCFY Podcast: One Young Woman Exits 'The Life'

March 2, 2011

A young woman who left "the life" of prostitution tells NCFY what young victims of commercial sexual exploitation need: hope for the future, a sense of self-worth and adult role models worthy of trust and free of judgment.

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Ask NCFY: Domestic Human Trafficking of Youth Is a Big Problem That’s Hard to Pin Down

March 1, 2011

NCFY attempts to answer the question "How many youth are trafficked in the United States each year?" Throughout March, we'll be looking at the issue of commercial sexual exploitation of young people.

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