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News Archives

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Primary Sources: Can Nurses Help Runaway Girls Reduce Their Risky Behavior?

September 27, 2012

A new study investigates a home visiting program in Minnesota that aims to repair family relationships and help young women recover after running away.

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Five Steps to Recovering From a Disaster

September 26, 2012

In the last installment of our National Disaster Preparedness Month series, we discuss what youth-serving agencies can do to recover after a disaster.

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The Intern Chronicles, Part 3: Help Youth Make the Most of an Internship

September 25, 2012

When youth in your program have internships or summer jobs, take these steps to prepare them for what will come next.

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Q&A: A Federal Program Offers Free Legal Help for Youth

September 21, 2012

NCFY spoke to Cheryl Nolan of the Legal Services Corporation, a congressionally supported organization that funds civil legal services for low-income Americans. She explained the ways legal aid programs can help youth get out of tricky situations.

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Primary Sources: Youth Satisfaction Leads to Success

September 20, 2012

Youth who are satisfied with a homelessness prevention program are more likely to be successful.

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Don't Get Caught in an Emergency. Create a Disaster Response Plan.

September 19, 2012

In part 3 of our emergency-preparedness series, we tell you how to create a disaster response plan.

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Q&A: Bringing Family Strengths to the Forefront

September 18, 2012

Amy Syvertson of the Search Institute talks about their new study measuring U.S. families' strengths.

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Stop Bullying Video Challenge

September 17, 2012

Are the youth in your program standing up against bullying? Encourage them to enter the Stop Bullying Video Challenge before October 14, 2012, for a chance to share what they're doing to prevent bullying and win prizes.

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When Disaster Strikes, Where Do You Go? Plan Ahead for Evacuations

September 14, 2012

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month—a time to get ready for disasters. In the second installment of our series on emergency preparedness, we talk about how youth-serving organizations can plan ahead for evacuations.

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Research Roundup: Mindfulness Meditation May Help Homeless Youth Cope With Anxiety and Stress

September 13, 2012

Mindfulness meditation has been used successfully to improve quality of life for survivors of child sexual abuse, people addicted to drugs, and people with mental illness. A roundup of recent research shows the benefits of this practice for transition-age youth and how it has been applied to an intervention with homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: Making a Run Plan Can Help Keep Youth Safe

September 12, 2012

Kathy Sauve of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota discusses how creating a safety plan can protect youth from harm if they leave a program early.

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September Is National Preparedness Month: Don’t Panic, and Always Carry a Can Opener.

September 10, 2012

Join us this month as we break down some of the steps of preparing for, responding to and recovering from a disaster. Part 1: Disaster supplies.

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How Are Programs Serving LGBT Youth?

September 6, 2012

A new report provides a national snapshot of the programs that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Primary Sources: Being Resilient Has Pros and Cons for Homeless Youth

September 5, 2012

A new study finds that homeless youth with survival skills may take fewer risks that their peers, but their resiliency deteriorates over time. 

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