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News Archives

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Primary Sources: Preventing and Responding to Homelessness Among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth

June 27, 2012

This study tries to dissect the reasons many lesbian, gay and bisexual youth become homeless. Researchers compared the experiences of lesbian, gay and bisexual 14- to 21-year-olds who had run away or been homeless with those of peers who had not.

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Short Videos by Rural Homeless Youth

June 26, 2012

Watch rural homeless youth distil their experiences into 30 seconds in a series of public service announcements.

President and CEO of the National Alliance to End Homelessness Nan Roman

Interagency Council Considers Framework to End Youth Homelessness

June 25, 2012

Several advocates for homeless youth took part in the June 12 meeting of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, at which the council considered and passed along for approval a proposed framework for ending youth homelessness by 2020.

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Primary Sources: Youth Workers Weigh in on Improving LGBTQ Youths' Access to Services

June 19, 2012

Researchers asked youth workers what might keep lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth from getting social services--and how those barriers can be overcome.

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June 18, 2012

Spread the word! NCFY's on Facebook and Twitter. Connect with us on social media, and you can get up-to-the-minute information about what's going on at the Family and Youth Services Bureau and youth-serving organizations around the country.


How Well Are You Serving LGBTQ Youth?

June 15, 2012

How welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are your facilities, handouts, reading materials and speech? A new checklist from the National Center for Cultural Competence, at Georgetown University, can help you  measure how LGBTQ-friendly your organization or program's staff and services are.

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Right on the Money: When Fate Meets Fundraising

June 14, 2012

NCFY's newest slideshow features the story of how a Washington, DC, organization took advantage of some lucky breaks and created a home for homeless youth.

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College Resources for Undocumented Students

June 12, 2012

A new guide from the College Board lays out policies and resources that help undocumented students qualify for in-state tuition at public universities and colleges in 11 states.

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Primary Sources: Providing Critical Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence

June 11, 2012

A new study shows that U.S. domestic violence programs take a holistic approach that benefits survivors in many ways.

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June is LGBT Pride Month

June 8, 2012

June is LGBT Pride month, meant to recognize and honor the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have had in our communities. During Pride month, we celebrate diversity and recognize that everyone deserves to be respected for who they are, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Primary Sources: Improving the Future for Pregnant and Parenting Youth

June 7, 2012

This evaluation answers the questions, “where are they now” and “how are they doing,” of 31 former teen mothers who participated in the Mothers of Mount Sinai, or MOMS, program about 10 years ago. 

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Help from a Counselor Just a Text Away

June 6, 2012

National Safe Place has launched TXT 4 HELP Interactive to connect youth in crisis with mental health professionals.

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Ask NCFY: Getting Staff Used to the ‘Low-Barrier’ Approach at a Youth Shelter

June 5, 2012

Many runaway and homeless youth are introduced to services while experiencing not only previous trauma but substance abuse issues. Learn how the low-barrier approach to working with youth can be a resource for your program.

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Discuss Ending Youth Homelessness With Federal Cabinet Secretaries

June 4, 2012

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness will stream its June 12 meeting live and invite the public to ask questions and make suggestions about ending youth homelessness.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Anti-Bullying Resources

June 4, 2012

Resources to prevent and respond to bullying including a national bullying reporting system from, the Indian Health Service and Native America Calling.

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June 3, 2012

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, you can chat one-on-one with a NCFY information specialist.

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