News Archives

News Archives

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Hotlines for Youth Who Need Help This Summer

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.

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A Guide to Family Intervention

July 26, 2012

A webinar from the National Alliance to End Homelessness looks at "family intervention" as a way to build stability for runaway and homeless youth.

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Primary Sources: Does Running Away Increase Chances of Pregnancy?

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.

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Primary Sources: Why Do Some Homeless Youth Seek Services, While Others Don't?

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.

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The 2012 Street Soccer USA Cup Hits New York

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.

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Understanding and Supporting Trafficking Victims

July 19, 2012

Why don't sex trafficking victims leave their exploiters? A fact sheet from The Polaris Project lists the range of reasons.

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Q&A: Taking a Broader View of Trauma-Informed Care

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.

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Primary Sources: How Can Homeless Youth Contribute to Programs That Serve Them?

July 17, 2012

Youth in urban shelters were asked how youth workers can engage them in the design and implementation of services.

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Q&A: Keeping Up With Youth Culture

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.

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Lessons Learned About Working With Teens and Children Exposed to Violence

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.

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New Survey of LGBT Youth Gives Snapshot of Their Experiences

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.

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Bright Idea: A Virtual Treatment Helps Youth Heal from Trauma

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.

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The Intern Chronicles: A Young Man's On-the-Job Training, Part 2

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.

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Encourage Youth to Enter FYSB’s First Essay Contest and Share Their Stories

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.

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Primary Sources: Ensuring Emotional Resilience in Homeless Youth

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.

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Right on the Money: Start a Monthly Giving Program

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.

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Q&A: A Regional Approach to Helping Native Youth Beat Addiction

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.

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