News Archives

News Archives

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World AIDS Day Resource Roundup

November 29, 2012

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a good opportunity to emphasize to your youth the importance of getting tested, reducing the stigma of living with HIV, and making healthy choices that reduce their likelihood of getting the virus.

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Q&A: Overcoming the Inequalities Faced by African American Youth

November 28, 2012

More African American children than white children are born into poverty in the United States. That difference at birth leads to inequalities throughout a child’s life, according to a new report from the Children’s Defense Fund. We spoke to the fund's MaryLee Allen about the report.

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Bright Idea: Youth Input Helps Design Online Repository for Personal Records

November 27, 2012

The founder of an online repository for health records shares how a group of homeless youth changed her product--and her outlook on youth input--for the better.

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Bright Idea: Police Departments Make Worthy Collaborators in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

November 26, 2012

In Dallas, police and youth-serving organizations work closely to combat sex trafficking of youth and to aid victims.

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Bright Idea: A Youth Emergency Shelter Earns Green-Building Certification

November 21, 2012

Is your youth-serving agency committed to going green? The executive director of Park Place Outreach in Savannah, GA, shares the organization's experience earning its LEED certification.

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Q&A: Using Yoga to Overcome Trauma

November 20, 2012

We talked to Casadi Marino of the Regional Research Institute for Human Services about using yoga to help traumatized youth feel safe and 'reattach' to their bodies.

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New Brief Shares Tips From Rural Service Providers

November 19, 2012

A new brief for rural service providers shares tips from their peers on recruiting host homes and increasing agency outreach.

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Primary Sources: Mapping the Risks for Native Teen Mothers

November 15, 2012

A new article describes preliminary findings from the Family Spirit trial, a home-visiting program designed to promote health and healthy behavior and reduce drug use among Native American teen mothers and their children.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Youth Gain Workforce Credentials

November 14, 2012

A new tool from the Department of Labor’s Division of Youth Service helps youth find careers that may be a good match and educates them on the skills and work experience they need to follow that path.

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Right on the Money: 'Crowdfunding' for Youth-Serving Organizations--Indiegogo vs. Kickstarter

November 13, 2012

NCFY explains and compares two popular ways of creating online fundraising campaigns, the "crowdfunding" websites Indiegogo and Kickstarter.

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Research Roundup: Why Do Young People Run Away?

November 12, 2012

Three recent studies shed light on the factors that may make teens more likely to run away or become homeless.

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Working With Schools to House and Serve Homeless Students

November 9, 2012

It's not easy, but schools and youth programs can work together to house homeless students, an updated report from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth shows.

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New National Research Agenda Aims to Increase Knowledge of Youth Homelessness

November 8, 2012

The new national research agenda unveiled by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness highlights areas, including youth homelessness, where more knowledge is needed to inform policy and enhance practices in the field.

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Enter the 2013 FYSB Mural Contest – Empower Youth and Brighten Your Space

November 6, 2012

 The FYSB mural contest for runaway and homeless youth is back! Here are tips and guidelines for programs that want to enter, and links to last year's winning entries.

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Right on the Money: Young Fundraisers Are the Best Fundraisers

November 5, 2012

If you've ever bought a box of Girl Scout cookies or paid a high school softball team to wash your car, you know that young people bring an almost irresistible something to fundraising. We share the lessons learned by teen fundraisers at an Illinois youth program.

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Connecting Native American Youth to Their Heritage

November 1, 2012

For Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month, we share a roundup of programs that connect Native youth to their cultural identities while promoting healthy development and leadership skills.

National Runaway Prevention Month.

National Runaway Prevention Month Is an Opportunity to Increase Your Outreach

November 1, 2012

The National Runaway Switchboard offers helpful resources for youth workers looking to educate the public about issues affecting runaway youth.

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