August 31, 2011
Regular, structured public events are easy to plan and advertise, can be well suited to crowds like church and school volunteer groups, and are a great way to attract first-time volunteers to your program.
August 24, 2011
The Safe Start Center has created tip sheets for youth service providers working with young people exposed to violence. Use them to help identify and serve youth impacted by trauma.
August 22, 2011
The author of this article explains how the treatment model, Re-ED, lays the groundwork for what is now called trauma-informed care.
August 19, 2011
Whether you’re a youth worker feeling overburdened or you’re working with a young person who's feeling angry, fearful, or depressed, adding humor into your day can benefit you both.
August 17, 2011
"Healing Neen" documents a young woman's journey to overcome years of trauma and become a successful motivational speaker and mother.
August 15, 2011
Homeless youth suffer from trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder much more often than youth in general. To begin to understand why, the authors interviewed 146 homeless youth from Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Denver.
August 12, 2011
Karen Pittman gives an hour-long presentation on Positive Youth Development-—what it is, what it means, and how it can help communities make better decisions about their young people.
August 8, 2011
Women, Infants, and Children and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs can help low-income and homeless youth and young mothers with food and other resources.
August 5, 2011
Undergraduate students and their professor report on challenges for the future of the youth work profession, opportunities for change, and the potential for youth work to help young people succeed in school.
August 3, 2011
Youth Connections is an online community to support youth workers and government initiatives in collaborating to help create jobs for youth and to connect youth with opportunities.
August 2, 2011
We spoke with Mollie Ring, who coordinates direct services for victims of human trafficking and leads training and public education efforts for the Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) Project, a nonprofit organization working to end commercial sexual exploitation. We asked Ring how youth workers can help victims of sexual exploitation.