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News Archives

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Web Forum Shares Tips on Providing Services to Young Victims of Human Trafficking

February 27, 2013

NCFY listened in on a Web forum cosponsored by the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and its Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, co-hosted by Fiona Mason and Danny Stewart of Safe Horizon, a New York anti-violence organization.

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Research Roundup: What Else Happens to Young People Who Experience Dating Violence?

February 26, 2013

Everyone knows that dating violence can be harmful to a young person. But which negative experiences are most likely to go hand in hand with dating violence?

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Ask NCFY: How Can Youth Workers Recognize Teen Dating Abuse?

February 25, 2013

We talked to two experts to get advice on how youth workers can spot unhealthy or abusive teen relationships, and what they can do to help victims.

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Right on the Money: Three Tips For Partnering With Other Organizations to Win New Grants

February 22, 2013

Collaborative grant applications can help you address new issues that fall within your mission but beyond your staff’s expertise, and they make the most of a community’s existing resources rather than creating new programs out of whole cloth.

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Q&A: Skateboarding Gives Homeless Youth Skills, Pride and Discipline

February 21, 2013

Professional surfer Drew Campbell of the Getaboard Foundation in Orlando, FL, says teaching young people to ollie and do other skateboarding moves can help them create their own identity outside of being in a homeless shelter.

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Help Head Start Serve Homeless Families

February 20, 2013

The federal government has made it a priority to connect homeless children to early education. NCFY explains how youth workers can use this opportunity to advocate for the children of teen parents.

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Research Roundup: When, Why, What? Looking for Answers About Teen Dating Violence

February 19, 2013

Between 10 and 30 percent of teens say that they have been in a violent dating relationship. But beyond the numbers, not a lot is known about when those relationships start or what causes them. New research addresses those gaps.

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NCFY Reads: Kevin Ryan and Tina Kelley's 'Almost Home'

February 15, 2013

The president of an international organization for homeless youth teams up with a New York Times reporter to tell the stories of six young people. For anyone wondering how we can end youth homelessness, this book makes a good start.

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Q&A: The CDC Takes a Comprehensive Approach to Teen Dating Violence Prevention

February 14, 2013

We talked to Andra Tharp, a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about the Dating Matters pilot project, an ambitious attempt to reduce teen dating violence in four cities.

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Bright Idea: A California Foundation Aims for High Quality Youth Programs

February 13, 2013

The John Burton Foundation’s Homeless Youth Capacity Building Project provides free training to California nonprofits that want to improve their ability to serve runway and homeless youth well.

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'You Gotta Do Something!' Video Challenge

February 12, 2013

A new video contest encourages youth to show how they would respond to dating violence.

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A 40-Year Connection: How Young People Benefit From the National Communication System for Runaway and Homeless Youth

February 11, 2013

On the Administration for Children and Families' official blog, Acting Associate Commissioner Debbie A. Powell recently wrote about the Family and Youth Service's Bureau's national communication system for runaway and homeless youth, which has been operated for nearly four decades by the National Runaway Safeline.

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Q&A: Climbing the Youth Program Quality Pyramid

February 8, 2013

Ravi Ramaswamy talked to us about how the Youth Program Quality Intervention, an evidence-based program, benefits youth and staff.

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Q&A: KIDS COUNT Report Recommends Ways to Get Disconnected Youth Back on Track

February 7, 2013

Youth employment in the United States is at an all time low. A new report from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT initiative looks at ways we can get disconnected youth back on the path to education and employment.

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Primary Sources: What Works to Prevent Teen Dating Violence?

February 6, 2013

A new study looks at what makes prevention programs work, and whether existing programs for teen dating violence follow those guidelines.

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Apps Help Prevent Teen Dating Violence

February 5, 2013

NCFY tests two award-winning smartphone applications designed to keep young people safe from dating violence.

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