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McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Toolkit

November 29, 2011

The National Center for Homeless Education's Local Homeless Education Liaison Toolkit will help you understand the federal act that mandates access to education for homeless children and youth and how it's being put into practice.

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Native American Health Professionals

November 28, 2011

With only 2,400 practicing Native American physicians in the United States, Tribal populations are among the least-represented in the health care field. Several initiatives are trying to change that.

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Q&A: Barbara Poppe, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

November 23, 2011

Our exclusive interview with Barbara Poppe, executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, about federal efforts to prevent and end youth homelessness by 2020.

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Right on the Money: New Charity Ratings Provide Blueprint for Transparency and Accountability

November 22, 2011

New measures from the largest evaluator of U.S. charities rate nonprofits' willingness to explain their actions to the public and make available information about their inner workings.

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Bright Idea: Peer Outreach Programs Provide a Stepping Stone to Future Employment

November 21, 2011

Three runaway and homeless youth programs in Washington, DC, talk about how hiring youth as street outreach workers can prepare them for future jobs.

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Bright Idea: Libraries Offer a Variety of Resources to Homeless Youth

November 18, 2011

By partnering with local libraries, youth shelters can greatly expand the variety of services they offer while simultaneously connecting young people to an essential community resource.

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Primary Sources: Are Researchers Equipped to Study Substance Use Among Native Youth?

November 17, 2011

A new article aims to fill a void by seeing if three commonly used theories can explain differences in substance use among Native young people.

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Ending Youth Homelessness by 2020: What RHY Providers Can Do

November 16, 2011

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Barbara Poppe spoke directly to staff of runaway and homeless youth programs in a webinar meant to introduce them to Opening Door, the federal government’s program to end homelessness.

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Ask NCFY: How Can My Organization Reach Out to Native American Youth?

November 15, 2011

With 564 Federally recognized Tribes in the United States, each with its own culture and history, building your organization’s ability to work with Native youth can feel overwhelming. Here are some tips for reaching out to Tribal leaders and Native American young people to better understand what they want and need.

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Enter the 2012 FYSB Mural Contest -- and Bring Color to Your Program!

November 14, 2011

FYSB's second annual mural contest gives runaway and homeless youth programs the opportunity to win the materials to paint a mural.

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Life Skills Through Gaming

November 10, 2011

The website Gameful is a place where youth can learn practical skills and create social change by playing online games.

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Primary Sources: In Search of More Nuanced Ways to Classify -- and Serve -- Homeless Youth

November 9, 2011

Researchers studied homeless youth in Detroit to try to come up with new, more accurate ways of defining who homeless youth are and what services they need.

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Bright Idea: A Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Makes Suicide Prevention a Priority

November 8, 2011

An Iowa Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grantee has made suicide prevention one of its highest priorities – right up there with giving youth a place to stay.

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FYSB Grantees on Film

November 7, 2011

A film featuring Family and Youth Services Bureau grantees Larkin Street Youth Services and New Avenues was chosen by Facebook fans as the winner in a film contest sponsored this year by sock manufacturer No Nonsense and its "Socks for America" campaign.

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Primary Sources: Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth Up to 13 Times More Likely to Be Homeless, New Study Finds

November 4, 2011

Youth who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual are commonly thought to be at higher risk for homelessness. This study adds to the body of research that is trying to quantify that increased risk.

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Mural Contest Winners to Be Honored

November 3, 2011

The winners of the first Family and Youth Services Bureau mural contest will be honored this month at the 2011 National Runaway and Homeless Youth Grantee Conference.

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Bright Idea: Blog Brings Street Outreach to a Wider Audience

November 2, 2011

Blogs enable youth workers to explain in real time—and to a broad audience—the small but significant daily difference that their organizations make. Plus, they're free and easy to create.

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National Runaway Prevention Month Celebrates Ten Years of ‘Making the Connection’

November 1, 2011

A range of activities will mark the tenth anniversary of National Runaway Prevention Month in November.

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November is Native American Heritage Month

November 1, 2011

Celebrate Native culture. NCFY recommends a number of ways to observe Native American Heritage Month.

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