December 23, 2011
A “sleep out” fund raiser can raise thousands of dollars for your organization and garner lots of publicity for the cause of runaway and homeless youth.
December 23, 2011
This month, we’re highlighting the best NCFY Web content of the past year. NCFY dived into video-producing this year, putting together three video series in which we talked to youth workers and young people.
December 22, 2011
A report discusses the reasons lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth become homeless and the special challenges they face on the street.
December 21, 2011
NCFY speaks to two authors of a recent study to learn more about the role that youth workers can play in combating sexual violence.
December 20, 2011
Many communities report a spike in the number of youth who run away as the holidays approach, due to conflict at home and problems at school. If you know young people at risk for running away, give them these numbers so they can call or text for help when they need it.
December 19, 2011
NCFY spoke with Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom, a lead author of the report "From Soft Skills to Hard Data," to learn how youth-serving programs can measure the effectiveness of what they do.
December 16, 2011
This month, we’re highlighting the best NCFY Web content of the past year. The Beat news column launched in November 2010 with the redesign of our site. Over the past year or so, we’ve featured bright ideas from youth-serving agencies across the country. Read on for some of the most off-beat, interesting ones.
December 15, 2011
Now you can use your smartphone to chat with a live NCFY representative Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We'll answer your questions on youth work strategies, funding opportunities, and new research and resources. Click the live chat link in our website banner to get started.
December 13, 2011
To support young people living with HIV, first take stock of their situation, says Latisha James, who coordinates a Washington, DC, program for young people living with or at-risk for contracting HIV. “Most people want to find youth medical care right away,” James says. “But before starting medical treatment, you want to make sure young people are ready to accept it.” Read on for her advice.
December 12, 2011
60 Minutes and other CBS news programs shine a light on family homelessness and what one public school system in Florida is doing to help children and youth without homes.
December 9, 2011
This month, we’re highlighting the best NCFY Web content of the past year, including an award-winning series of articles on teen pregnancy prevention.
December 7, 2011
The co-author of “Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect: A Practical Guide for Social Workers” talks about what youth-serving organizations need to do – both legally and ethically – to protect the young people they work with.
December 6, 2011
A December 8 webinar from the National Center for Homeless Education can help youth workers support homeless youth who are thinking about or already attending college.
December 2, 2011
A new campaign against human trafficking coordinated by MTV, GEMS and two other leading organizations in the fight to expose and end modern day slavery.
December 1, 2011
A new report brings to light the pervasive problem of sex trafficking in Alabama's Jefferson County and addresses the role social service agencies play in working with sexually trafficked runaway and homeless youth.
December 1, 2011
We spoke with Michelle Palmer, director of clinical services at Metro Teen AIDS, in Washington, DC, about some of the unique challenges in getting young people to get tested for HIV.