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News Archives

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Spruce Up Your Space and Send a Positive Message

September 30, 2011

Order free posters designed especially for youth shelters.

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Primary Sources: Guide to Effectively Serving LGBTQ Youth

September 28, 2011

This guide from Child Welfare League of America provides youth workers with practical advice on meeting the needs of LGBTQ youth.

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Right on the Money: Working with Local Homeless Education Liaisons to Raise More Money for Homeless Students

September 26, 2011

Consider teaming up with your local McKinney-Vento homeless education liaison to raise money and champion homeless youth in your area.

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How Schools Work and How to Work with Schools

September 23, 2011

A resource for organizations looking to understand and partner with schools.

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Bright Idea: Mobile Apps Foster Community and Combat Abuse

September 20, 2011

The current array of online and mobile tools can be intimidating to youth workers who don’t know the technology as well as some youth. But if you think an online app could serve your organization, here are some things to keep in mind as you build it.

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Primary Sources: Does Parental Relationship Happiness Improve Outcomes for Children?

September 19, 2011

Researchers found that children whose parents rated their relationships as "completely happy" tend to have better outcomes in terms of social competence, school performance, and communication.

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Technology Challenge to Prevent Violence

September 16, 2011

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched the Apps Against Abuse challenge.

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Q&A: Green Chimneys on Helping Youth Secure Meaningful Internships and Employment Opportunities

September 12, 2011

Green Chimneys in New York uses animal-assisted therapy and nature-based activities to strengthen the emotional health and well-being of young people and families and to foster independence.

Barbara Poppe

Ending Homelessness Webinar for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

September 9, 2011

The US Interagency Council on Homelessness will be hosting a webinar on how Runaway and Homeless Youth grantees can help end youth homelessness by 2020.

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Primary Sources: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: Trauma in the Lives of Homeless Youth

September 6, 2011

Research suggests that most homeless youth have experienced multiple traumatic events, both before leaving home and once they arrive on the street. Trauma impacts young people’s ability to get off the street, form permanent connections, and become self-sufficient. This report provides strategies that youth workers can use to better serve youth affected by trauma.

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Getting Youth Involved in Community Service

September 2, 2011

New resources from youth.gov on youth volunteering and civic engagement.

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