May 31, 2012
This study highlighted the design and impact of Prime Time, an 18-month clinic-based intervention aiming to reduce sexual risk behaviors and other negative social outcomes.
Bright Idea: Adapting Pregnancy Prevention Programs for Native Hawaiian Youth Yields Lessons for Others
May 30, 2012
NCFY spoke with Hawaii Youth Services Network's Judith Clark about adapting Evidence-Based Programs to support Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth.
May 29, 2012
Rather than competing against each other for the same scarce funding, organizations that serve the homeless (or any other group) can pool their efforts and together raise money for their common cause.This article gives some to do just that.
May 29, 2012
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May 25, 2012
NCFY explains a community-wide approach to working with the homeless that is gaining popularity and being promoted by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
May 24, 2012
Researchers from the Midwest Children’s Resource Center at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota teamed up with the police to create and test 10 questions that quickly screen runaway youth for sexual abuse.
May 22, 2012
Managing money can be one of the toughest skills for young people to learn as they transition to adulthood. And though homeless young people may often be guarded and distrustful of other people, they can still be naïve when it comes to managing money. In this article, we share experts’ tips on teaching young people about spending, saving and making good money choices.
May 21, 2012
Every nonprofit leader dreams of having flexible funding: Money that’s not tied to a particular grant project or the organization’s day-to-day operations. Money that could be used to make the organization better than ever. If you had such a windfall, would you know what to do with it?
May 18, 2012
The White House and the U.S. Department of Labor have launched the Summer Jobs+ Bank to help youth find skills-building, paying summer jobs. You can search the job bank right here on the NCFY website by viewing this post.
May 17, 2012
By including your program in a local 211 network, you can connect your organization to other social services and make it easier for youth to contact you.
May 16, 2012
Managing money can be one of the toughest skills for young people to learn as they transition to adulthood. We spoke to Karen Chan, creator of All My Money, a hands-on curriculum emphasizing money management skills for people with limited financial resources. In this two-part series, we share Chan’s tips on teaching young people about spending, saving and making good money choices.
May 15, 2012
Research suggests that positive childhood experiences protect young women from becoming pregnant as teens. However, not many studies have considered how these strengths may buffer against the problems teens may face, such as family money problems or divorce. A new study looks at the interplay between the positive and the negative factors that affect teen girls.
May 14, 2012
Congratulations to the Colorado Rural Collaborative Youth Leadership Team, which has won the 2012 FYSB Mural Contest for Runaway and Homeless Youth. Youth from nine youth-serving agencies across the state designed the team's mural in honor of National Runaway Prevention Month and National Homeless Youth Awareness Month in November.
May 11, 2012
Support to Reunite, Involve and Value Each Other, or STRIVE, is a five-session, in-home program that aims to repair homeless youths’ relationships with their families. Researchers wanted to see how well the intervention worked at keeping homeless 12- to 17-year-olds from having risky sex, using drugs and getting in trouble with the law.
May 10, 2012
The national teen pregnancy rate is at its lowest point in twenty years. Laura Lindberg from the Guttmacher Institute talks about the trends in teen behavior that have contributed to the decline.
May 9, 2012
Youth workers often help youth clients cope with the death of a loved one. What happens when the youth worker experiences a similar loss?
May 8, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences created the What Works Clearinghouse to be a central source of scientific evidence for what works in education.
May 7, 2012
Sea Haven's Transitional Living Program, serving youth in Horry County, SC, won second place in the 2012 FYSB Mural Contest for their drawing of a battered hand reaching out for help.
May 4, 2012
What kind of classroom environment helps students learn more and have better sexual health habits? Researchers surveyed 5,000 rural high school students to find out.
May 3, 2012
The Family and Youth Services Bureau funds hundreds of programs that aid runaway and homeless youth. It also provides a network of support services: a national hotline for runaway youth, a training and technical assistance center, and us—the National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth. Recently, several FYSB grantees and members of the network worked together to help a young man cross borders and get back home.
May 2, 2012
We know that homeless young women in the United States are much more likely to become pregnant than their peers. But few studies have looked at mental health or other stresses that negatively affect young homeless mothers. A new study tries to shed light on what these young moms go through.
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care for Mothers and Families Experiencing Homelessness
May 1, 2012
Join the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness on Wednesday, May 9, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, for a discussion of ways homeless services programs can use a trauma-informed care model to serve mothers and their children.
May 1, 2012
And May 2 is The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Both events are good opportunities to raise community awareness, organize activities that educate adolescents about sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention, and involve young leaders in your cause.