July 30, 2012
For some youth, vacation from school also means being separated from their support networks of friends and caring adults. We list some places they can call for help.
July 25, 2012
A new study finds that running away may more than double a girl’s chances of teen pregnancy in the year following her run.
July 24, 2012
Researchers try to tease apart the reasons that some homeless youth seek help from service providers, like shelters, street outreach workers and food programs, while others don’t.
July 23, 2012
Forget the London Olympics! Here at NCFY, we'll be following the 2012 Street Soccer USA Cup, which starts this week in New York. Read on for more information about SUSSA as well as a link to NCFY's slideshow about last year's cup.
July 18, 2012
Trauma-informed care approaches are important but limited, according to Susan McKenzie-Mohr, primary author of “Responding to the Needs of Youth Who are Homeless: Calling for Politicized Trauma-Informed Intervention.” We spoke to her about the need to tie prevention and trauma-informed care more closely together.
July 17, 2012
Youth in urban shelters were asked how youth workers can engage them in the design and implementation of services.
July 16, 2012
Should youth workers read "The Hunger Games" and watch "The Vampire Diaries"? The executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence thinks so. She told NCFY how she and her staff keep abreast of what teens are watching, reading and listening to, and why adults who work with youth should follow popular culture.
July 13, 2012
A new online collection from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence reports on the promising practices and lessons learned from nine demonstration projects that aimed to improve services for children and youth exposed to domestic violence.
July 12, 2012
A new survey by the Human Rights Campaign gives a picture of what growing up in America is like for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
July 11, 2012
Staff of the Oasis Center, a youth-serving organization in Nashville, TN, are using a treatment called neurofeedback to heal teen brains.
July 10, 2012
The last time we met with Craig, he was just beginning his internship at the transitional living program run by Sea Haven for Youth, a social services organization in North Myrtle Beach, SC.
July 9, 2012
Every young person deserves an opportunity to share his or her story. Help your youth do that by encouraging them to enter FYSB’s first ever national essay contest for young writers. The winner’s story will be shared online and at a national conference for youth workers. Runners up may have their essays published online, too.
July 6, 2012
A new study aims to pinpoint the negative influences that might put homeless youth at risk for depression and the positive influences that might protect them.
July 5, 2012
The chief fundraiser at a youth-serving organization in Lincoln, NE, shares three steps to running a giving club through which donors make a gift every month.
July 2, 2012
NCFY talks to Skye Bass of the Indian Health Service about the culturally specific approach to substance abuse treatment used at IHS's 11 youth treatment centers across the country.