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News Archives

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Right on the Money: Four Tips to Simplify Social-Media Fundraising

January 31, 2013

Volunteers of America Chesapeake used Facebook, Twitter, a WordPress blog, YouTube videos, texting, email and the organization’s website to convince people to donate to its year-end giving campaign. Communications specialist Danielle Milner shares tips.

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NCFY Reads: Rachel Lloyd's 'Girls Like Us'

January 31, 2013

In her memoir, a well-known advocate exposes the horrors of sex trafficking, and tells us what it will take to create a society that values and protects girls. We tell you why we think the book is a good read for youth workers.

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Research Roundup: Native American Women May Be Vulnerable to Sex Trafficking

January 30, 2013

Researchers and advocates say sex traffickers often target Native girls and women. We look at several publications that shed light on how Native women become victims and what might be done to help them recover.

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Bright Idea: Emergency Shelters Look for Human Trafficking When Youth Walk in the Door

January 29, 2013

Two youth workers talk about how staff of runaway and homeless youth programs can look for signs and start conversations during the intake interview.

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Give Teens Straight Talk About Addiction During National Drug Facts Week

January 28, 2013

National Drug Facts Week helps youth workers shatter common myths about drug use and addiction.

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Primary Sources: Can Geographic Information Systems Help Transitioning Youth Find Housing?

January 25, 2013

A new study experiments with using mapping software to locate safe and affordable housing for young parents and other youth who are on their own.

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Bright Idea: Advice for Youth Programs That Want to Go Mobile

January 24, 2013

We talked to Nam-ho Park at Forum One Communications about making your website easier to read from cell phones and other mobile devices.

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Q&A: Understanding the Link Between Low Literacy and Teen Motherhood

January 23, 2013

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that girls with below-average reading ability went on to become teen mothers nearly twice as often as girls with average reading ability. We ask two of those researchers to explain why.

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Help Youth Volunteer Beyond MLK, Jr., Day of Service

January 18, 2013

Online resources help you connect your youth to service opportunities year round.

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Research Is the First Step to Finding Evidence-based Practices That Are Right for Your Program

January 17, 2013

From juvenile justice to teen pregnancy and mental health--online databases can help you find effective practices to use in your work with young people.

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Bright Idea: Restaurant Apprenticeship Programs Cook Up Pride and Employment for Youth

January 16, 2013

Food-service apprenticeship programs help youth gain a perennially in-demand skill set that also has relevance to life outside the kitchen.

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National Runaway Switchboard Changes Name to National Runaway Safeline

January 15, 2013

The National Runaway Switchboard begins doing business as the National Runaway Safeline today.

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Q&A: What Can Be Done to Teach Healthy Relationship Skills to Foster Youth?

January 14, 2013

We talk to Mindy Scott, a senior researcher at Child Trends, about putting relationship education in place for youth in the child welfare system.

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Promising Practices for Serving LGBTQ Homeless Youth

January 11, 2013

A new toolkit adds to the growing literature about serving LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.

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Primary Sources: What Stands in the Way of Homeless Youths' Employment?

January 10, 2013

Researchers studied 238 homeless young adults from youth services agencies in five U.S. cities to learn what stood in the way for those who were not employed. 

CARE: Children and Residential Experiences

Bright Idea: The CARE Model Is Looking for Collaborators

January 9, 2013

NCFY looks at an evidence-based practice that asks programs to contribute to the research.

Family and Youth Services Bureau

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

January 8, 2013

Submit your abstract for the Family and Youth Services Bureau’s Annual Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Conference for State, Tribal and Competitive Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) and Abstinence Education Program Grantees by January 11, 2013.

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Ask NCFY: How Can Youth Workers Address Suicidal Posts Online?

January 7, 2013

NCFY answers a question about responding to youth who post suicidal comments online.

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Webinar Series For Communities Counting Homeless Young People

January 3, 2013

A recent webinar series seeks to help communities include youth in their point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness.

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Human Trafficking Prevention Roundup

January 2, 2013

In recognition of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, NCFY shares resources that can help you learn about and combat the commercial sexual exploitation of young people.

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