April 30, 2012
Sasha Bruce YouthWork, Inc., based in Washington, DC, won third place in the 2012 FYSB Mural Contest for their symbolic drawing of a "family tree."
April 26, 2012
Tools from Urban Institute, Child Trends, Social Solutions and NCFY to help human services professionals manage their program's day-to-day performance.
April 25, 2012
Researchers used national survey data on more than 5,000 teen girls in this first study to look at runaway girls’ risk of being sexually assaulted after they return home.
April 24, 2012
The Philadelphia nonprofit Hand2Paw Foundation helps young people learn job skills while making shelter pets more adoptable.
April 23, 2012
Meet Craig, aspiring comedian and resident-turned-intern at Sea Haven for Youth, a runaway and homeless youth program in North Myrtle Beach, SC. In a three-part series, NCFY is following Craig's experience working for Sea Haven. We're also offering tips on how youth programs can help young people succeed as interns.
April 20, 2012
Researchers interviewed 238 homeless youth from five large U.S. cities about their time spent on the street, employment history, substance use, mental health, criminal history, and use of social services in order to understand what factors were associated with more criminal activity and higher rates of arrest among homeless youth.
April 18, 2012
Tell the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness how you think we can end youth homelessness and improve how homeless children and youth do in school. The council is accepting comments through April 30. Read on for the link and more information.
April 17, 2012
April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate than by creating poetry with the young people you work with? NCFY share three steps to holding a poetry-writing group.
April 16, 2012
The Family and Youth Services Bureau has chosen three winning programs in its second annual Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs. Each program gets a gift card to help bring its mural to life.
April 11, 2012
A number of new resources, including an online workshop, help teachers and health professionals understand LGBTQ issues and make schools more inclusive.
Primary Sources: Are Youth-Serving Mental Health Agencies Underdiagnosing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
April 10, 2012
Researchers studied two agencies that treat at-risk youth with mental health problems, and looked at how often youth were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
April 9, 2012
"Hire for attitude, train for skill" is the motto of Seattle logistics firm Expeditors, and the basic philosophy of Opportunity Knocks, a program that prepares at-risk youth for jobs at professional services companies. This summer, Opportunity Knocks will take part in the federal Summer Jobs+ initiative, which will provide employment for a quarter of a million youth.
April 6, 2012
In honor of Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, NCFY asked long-term sexual health educators Monica Rodriguez and Deborah Mathis for their favorite online resources on STDs.
April 4, 2012
In a new study, boys reported being exposed to violence more than girls did. But girls exposed to violence were more likely than boys to dissociate and detach themselves from their feelings, bodies and surroundings.
April 2, 2012
In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention month, we share five NCFY articles about how youth-serving organizations can help victims and prevent further abuse.