January 31, 2012
February will once again mark Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and this year's theme is 'Let Your Heart Rule,' a call to help every young person recognize that any kind of abuse in relationships is not acceptable.
January 31, 2012
NCFY talks to Megan Burr, of Community Youth Services in Olympia, WA, about how transitional living programs can pave the way for smoother relationships between youth and their landlords.
January 26, 2012
Researchers in Salt Lake City asked homeless youth about their histories of abuse and whether they wanted help dealing with it.
January 25, 2012
At the Orion Center in Seattle, young people learn yoga, rock climbing and knitting. They make greeting cards and mosaics, and play guitar or drums during jam sessions with professional musicians. But Director Ruth Blaw is quick to emphasize, “We’re not a rec center.”
January 24, 2012
An elevator speech -- a short pitch about what your organization does and why you do it -- is a great way to promote your work to potential donors and supporters.
January 23, 2012
A new study is one of the first to look at patterns of youth homelessness over time. It highlights what factors help predict whether young people find reliable housing or become chronically homeless.
January 20, 2012
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth has released three new toolkits on how to support unaccompanied homeless youth, who don't live with their families, in school and out. The toolkits are aimed at high school staff, youth workers and college financial aid administrators. Read on for links.
January 19, 2012
NCFY answers a question about how youth workers can better serve transgender youth and other young people who don't meet society's expectations about how boys and girls should act and dress.
January 18, 2012
Want to learn more about fundraising in the new year? NCFY's got a ton of resources to help youth workers raise money for their organizations. Read on for links to all our fundraising- and sustainability-related content.
January 12, 2012
Youth workers may not understand why so many homeless youth have dogs. This study describes the effects over time of an intervention of canine-assisted therapy for adolescent girls who experienced trauma from sexual abuse and were either at high risk for developing Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, or had already developed PTSD symptoms.
January 11, 2012
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly called SNAP or food stamps, helps bring healthy food to those who can't afford it. But many eligible people -- including homeless youth -- don't realize they qualify. A new fact sheet demystifies SNAP eligibility.
January 10, 2012
Need help coming up with resolutions this year? NCFY recommends a few topics you can learn more about, with our help. First up: Trauma-informed care.
January 9, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics recently released “Student Reports of Bullying and Cyber Bullying: Results From the 2009 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.”
January 6, 2012
A fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes how to use the "social ecological" model to prevent violence.
January 4, 2012
As researchers improve our knowledge of what strategies work in health and human services, practitioners need to understand how evaluators decide whether a program or practice is effective.
January 3, 2012
We asked fundraising consultant Kim Klein what five resolutions youth-serving nonprofits should make in 2012 to help them boost the amount they raise from individuals.