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Screen shot of the 2013 Homeless Counts Map.

Interactive Map Shows Results From 2013 Point-in-Time Counts

March 29, 2013

An interactive map released by the National Alliance to End Homelessness shows results from the 2013 point-in-time counts of people experiencing homelessness.

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Bright Idea: On Free Bikes, Homeless Youth Get Where They Need to Go

March 28, 2013

A nonprofit bicycle shop in Minneapolis gives homeless youth free bikes and social service referrals in a laid-back environment.

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Research Roundup: New Information About Homeless Youth and Unprotected Sex

March 27, 2013

Three new papers shed light on some things public health workers and health educators might be able to do to tailor teen pregnancy- and STD-prevention programs to homeless youth.

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Ask NCFY: What Does the Affordable Care Act Mean for Runaway and Homeless Youth?

March 26, 2013

We talked to an expert in adolescent health law, who helps us explain how the new health care law will affect homeless young people who are on their own and unsupported by their families.

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Self-Care for Youth Workers

March 21, 2013

These resources help youth workers deal with the "secondary trauma" they often go through when helping clients deal with traumatic situations.

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Primary Sources: What Promotes Resilience in Urban Native American Youth?

March 20, 2013

Researchers from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University surveyed 196 Native American youth, ages 14 to 18, to find out the role culture, self-esteem, health and well-being, and social support played in fostering the teens' resilience.

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Q&A: Researchers and Practitioners Put Their Heads Together to Measure Youth Connections

March 19, 2013

In collaboration with a youth-serving nonprofit, researchers at the University of Minnesota designed a scale to measure how well youth are connected to caring adults.

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Ask NCFY: How Do You Bring Staff Along When Putting an Evidence-Based Practice in Place?

March 18, 2013

Introducing an evidence-based practice into your program can be tricky. There are a number of things you can do to bring staff along for the ride, rather than imposing the new system on them.

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Primary Sources: New Tool Measures Youth Connections to Adults

March 14, 2013

Youth transitioning to adulthood often benefit from relationships with at least one caring adult. Researchers evaluate a new tool for measuring a young person's level of connectedness.

Photograph of a pregnant young woman weighing herself on a physician's scale.

Resources For Pregnant, HIV-Positive Teens

March 13, 2013

In the spirit of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which was March 10, we share resources for pregnant, HIV-positive youth and their babies.

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'Framework to End Youth Homelessness: A Resource Text for Dialogue and Action'

March 7, 2013

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness this month released a detailed outline of its framework for ending youth homelessness by 2020.

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NCFY Reads: 'The Nonprofit Outcomes Toolbox'

March 6, 2013

A family services professional and consultant for one of the nation’s leading charity evaluators gives nonprofit staff the tools to measure their organization's performance and get to meaningful results for the people they serve.

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Comparison of Three Evidence-Based Practices to Reduce Substance Use

March 5, 2013

We put together a comparison of three commonly used therapies for people with substance abuse, to help youth workers decide if one or more of these approaches might be right for their programs.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS's Impact on Women and Girls, March 10 and Throughout the Month

March 4, 2013

This month, take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls.

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Educate Yourself On the New GED Test

March 1, 2013

We highlight anticipated changes to the GED high-school equivalency exam to help youth workers prepare future test-takers. The new assessment goes into effect on January 2, 2014.

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