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News Archives

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Q&A: How to Help Youth Make Positive Use of Social Media

October 31, 2012

The University of Southern California's Eric Rice talks about his research on the largely positive aspects of social networking for at-risk and runaway youth.

Unaccompanied Youth Intervention Model.

A New Federal Approach to Working With Homeless Youth

October 31, 2012

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness recently unveiled a new "intervention model" for working with homeless youth who are on their own, apart from their families. Here's how NCFY aims to help you use the model.

Lashawnda Carter

Q&A: Building Year-Long Attention Around National Runaway Prevention Month

October 30, 2012

We talked to Lashawnda Carter of the National Runaway Switchboard about what youth serving organizations can do to stay in the spotlight all year.

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Bright Idea: Empowering Youth Who've Been Bullied

October 29, 2012

We talk to a crisis hotline supervisor to find out how adults can respond when young people confide that they've been bullied.

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Bright Idea: The Sanctuary Model Makes 'Trauma-Informed' a Way of Life

October 26, 2012

A form of “milieu therapy,” in which a program’s every operation is designed to assist clients’ treatment, the Sanctuary Model is particularly sensitive to clients’ experiences with emotional or physical trauma.

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Free School Meals for Homeless, Migrant and Foster Youth

October 25, 2012

A new brief explains what youth workers and school administrators can do to make sure that homeless, migrant and foster youth receive the free meals they’re eligible for at school.

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Research Roundup: Online Social Networks May Protect Homeless Youth From Negative Influences

October 24, 2012

New studies from the University of Southern California School of Social Work suggest that youth workers should consider encouraging homeless youth to connect and stay connected to friends and family from home using cell phones and social media.

Diverse young people.

Bright Idea: A Youth Drop-In Center Embraces Trauma-Informed Care

October 23, 2012

As part of our observation of National Domestic Violence and National Bullying Awareness Months we're reprinting an article about how one youth-serving organization made itself a safer space for young people who've experienced violence and trauma.

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New Resources Help Youth Shape Their Communities Through Service

October 22, 2012

Toolkits, grants and other resources that can help youth come up with and run community service projects.

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Right on the Money: How to Write an Inspiring e-Newsletter and Stand Above the Nonprofit Crowd

October 18, 2012

Staff from Spectrum Youth and Family Services, in Burlington, VT, share tips for putting together a newsletter that shows donors the impact they are having on young people's lives.

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Lessons Learned Conducting Youth 'Point-in-Time' Counts

October 17, 2012

A recent webinar highlights lessons learned from youth-inclusive point-in-time counts.

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Understanding Minors’ Legal Access to Sexual Health Services

October 16, 2012

Online resources can help youth understand their medical rights when it comes to sexual health.

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Bright Idea: Communication, Flexibility, Patience Key to Agency-Researcher Partnerships

October 15, 2012

When researchers involve your organization in a study, how can you be an effective collaborator? We spoke to a researcher and a youth worker to learn what is needed for effective research partnerships that help document evidence-based practices for runaway and homeless youth.

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Primary Sources: Why Are Homeless Youth at High-Risk for Dating Violence?

October 12, 2012

Do young people's childhood experiences at home affect their likelihood of becoming victims or perpetrators of different types of violence as teens and young adults? This study attempts to improve our understanding of what leads to dating violence for homeless youth.

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Bright Idea: Do's and Don'ts of Media Relations

October 11, 2012

Want media attention for your youth-serving organization? Here are ten tips for interacting with members of the press.

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Q&A: What's the Best Way to Train People to Use Evidence-Based Practices?

October 8, 2012

We talked to psychologist Melanie Barwick about her research on how to prepare youth workers to use motivational interviewing in their work.

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New FYSB Website Offers Comprehensive News and Resources

October 4, 2012

The newly redesigned website of the Family and Youth Services Bureau offers comprehensive news and resources on its funded programs.

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Right on the Money: Three Ways Boards Can Help Youth-Serving Organizations Put Their Best Face Forward

October 3, 2012

Read tips from two nonprofit board chairs about how you can encourage board members to be spokespeople for your cause.

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Four Ways Youth-Serving Organizations Can Address Bullying

October 2, 2012

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Here are four steps youth workers can take to stop bullying in their programs and communities.

Purple ribbon for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

In Honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Check Out These Youth-Driven Violence Prevention Campaigns

October 1, 2012

Young people across the country have taken a stand against domestic and dating violence. We've rounded up links highlighting their efforts.

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