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Primary Sources: Understanding Adolescent Risk-Taking Behavior

May 27, 2011

In 2008 and 2009, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council hosted three workshops that brought together experts on adolescent development, health and behavior. Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, the workshop report was published this year.

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Right on the Money: Let Volunteer Designers Manage Your Extreme Makeover

May 26, 2011

Tap into low- or no-cost resources to help you refurbish your organization's space.

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Q&A: Lisa James from Futures Without Violence on Teen Pregnancy and Relationship Violence

May 25, 2011

The link between teen pregnancy and violence, documented by researchers for two decades, is an often-neglected subject in teen pregnancy prevention programs. We spoke with Lisa James, director of health at Futures Without Violence (formerly the Family Violence Prevention Fund), to learn more about the link.

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Helping Parents Talk to Teens About Sex

May 20, 2011

There are good reasons for youth workers to encourage parents to talk to teens about sex. NCFY lists some resources that can help.

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Mural Contest Winner: 'Leaving Footprints in the Community'

May 16, 2011

The winners of the Family and Youth Services Bureau's mural contest for runaway and homeless youth programs submitted a mural design that makes a symbolic mark. Congratulations to the youth of the YETI leadership group at Listening Ear Crisis Center in Mount Pleasant, MI.

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Primary Sources: Qualities of Teens' Romantic Relationships Affect Sexual Behavior

May 13, 2011

A new study looks at teens’ romantic experiences and explores how their perceptions of communication, caring and power within relationships affect their sexual behavior.

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Mural Contest Runner-up: A Hand Reaches Out

May 12, 2011

This winter, runaway and homeless youth programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau were given the chance to win the materials to paint a wall mural in their facilities. In this Beat post, we recognize the entry submitted by youth at Child and Family Services in Manchester, NH.

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Mural Contest Runner-up: A Painted ‘Quilt’ of Youth Experiences

May 11, 2011

This winter, runaway and homeless youth programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau were given the chance to win the materials to paint a wall mural in their facilities. In this Beat post, we recognize the entry submitted by youth at Rumford Group Homes, in Rumford, ME.

Photograph of reStart's brick wall mural.

Mural Contest Runner-up: Tearing Down Walls and Opening Doors

May 10, 2011

This winter, runaway and homeless youth programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau were given the chance to win the materials to paint a wall mural in their facilities. In this Beat post, we recognize the entry submitted by youth at reStart, in Kansas City, MO.

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Mural Contest Runner-up: Putting the Pieces Back Together

May 9, 2011

This winter, runaway and homeless youth programs funded by the Family and Youth Services Bureau were given the chance to win the materials to paint a wall mural in their facilities. In this Beat post, we recognize the entry submitted by youth at Carolina Youth Development Center, in North Charleston, SC.

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Primary Sources: How Do Religious Parents Help Adolescents Avoid Risky Behavior?

May 6, 2011

The authors of this article wanted to learn how parents’ religiosity reduces the chances of adolescents engaging in risky sexual behavior.

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New From the National Runaway Safeline: Online Help for Teens

May 5, 2011

The National Runaway Safeline has added confidential live chat to the ways it helps teens who have run away or are thinking about running away. Teens in crisis can go to www.1800runaway.org and click on the “Get Help Live Chat” button. Or they can call 1-800-RUNAWAY.

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Take the National Campaign's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Quiz

May 4, 2011

A quiz from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy encourages young people to think critically about sex, relationships, contraception, pregnancy and the challenges of being a parent.

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Ask NCFY: Mother's Day at Maternity Group Homes

May 3, 2011

Advice on how to celebrate young moms on Mother's Day without glorifying teen pregnancy.

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