February 28, 2012
If your youth-serving agency plans to apply for a Runaway and Homeless Youth Program grant (or grants) this spring, it’s not too early to start preparing.
February 24, 2012
Researchers surveyed 4,000 urban middle- and high-school students to find out if attitudes about dating violence predicted whether or not teens acted violently toward their romantic partners or became victims of dating violence.
February 23, 2012
Plans to open a new drop-in center for homeless youth in the picturesque waterside town of Poulsbo, WA, have brought concerns and criticism from some citizens and enthusiastic support from others. Dave Frederick, executive director of The Coffee Oasis, the youth-serving group that will operate the center, talked to NCFY about the proactive steps organizations can take to appease fears and develop good relationships in the community.
February 16, 2012
Community Healthcare Network, based in New York City, released a series of PSAs written by and starring young people encouraging sexual health and responsibility.
February 15, 2012
Researchers talked to leaders in the field of youth dating violence prevention to learn the pros and cons of using teens to educate their peers.
February 14, 2012
Each year, thousands of youth come to the United States illegally without a parent or guardian. Many of them wind up in immigration court without a lawyer to help them navigate the system. To find out what youth workers can do to help these young people, NCFY spoke with Megan McKenna, who directs communications and advocacy for Kids in Need of Defense, a nonprofit that arranges free legal representation for undocumented, unaccompanied youth.
February 13, 2012
Controlling behavior and emotional abuse in teen dating relationships are nothing new. But technologies like smart phones, texting and social networking sites have made young people vulnerable to new avenues of harassment and abuse—because abusers can reach them anytime, anywhere.
February 9, 2012
A new report on the economic state of young Americans includes personal stories and the results of a poll that captures the circumstances of 18- to 34-year-olds.
February 8, 2012
NCFY spoke with Heather Higgins about adolescent brain development, trauma and healthy ways to stimulate a young person's frontal lobes.
February 7, 2012
Young people who have been sexually exploited often run away from a residential treatment program and return to the streets.They may also lack engagement in the program, behave aggressively and abuse substances. Learn what administrators at Germaine Lawrence, a residential treatment facility for adolescent young women in Massachusetts, did to prevent these situations.
February 6, 2012
The nationwide deal-a-day site Groupon -- with more than 100 million subscribers -- recently launched a program called “G-Team,” offering nonprofits a chance to raise money and reach people they may never have reached before. NCFY asks two youth-serving agencies that have taken advantage of the opportunity to share their tips.
February 3, 2012
Youth-workers often want to see the best outcomes for the youth clients that they work with, especially when youth are getting ready to leave the program. A new research study uncovers what factors predict how youth will fare on their own.